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10 year old Jewish girl permitted by court to convert to Christianity

Court overrules objections of mother

Denying the mother a prohibited steps order, HHJ Judge John Platt has permitted a 10-year-old Jewish girl to convert to Christianity against the mother's objections that she had been "brainwashed" and was too young to change faith.

In Re C (A Child) [2012] EW Misc 15 (CC) the county court heard that the girl wished to be baptised at the church now attended by her father, who has himself become a Christian. 

In a letter to the girl explaining his judgment Judge John Platt said: "Sometimes parents simply cannot agree on what is best for their child, but they can't both be right. Your father thinks it is right for you to be baptised as a Christian now. Your mother wants you to wait until you are older, so they have asked me to decide for them. That is my job."

To read the case, please click here, and to read the report in The Telegraph, please click here.