CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WNCN/CNN Newsource) – Friday a Charlotte mother reported to jail for having her daughter baptized behind the father’s back.
Kendra Stocks is a mother of two and must serve seven days for violating a judge’s order that gave the father primary-decision making control over their two-year-old daughter – including matters of religion.
The father wasn’t told – he found out on Facebook. A judge later found the mother in contempt.
Friends and family stood by her as she turned herself in to be processed for jail on Friday.
“Her father and I both agreed on baptizing her, I regret that he wasn’t part of it, but I don’t regret that we’re raising her in the Catholic faith, which is what we both wanted,” Kendra Stocks told WSOC-TV.
Stocks and the baby’s father are not married. Both are Catholic.
The father’s attorney says “jail time is the price she has to pay for making bad decisions.”