BERTHA, Minn. – The mother of a 13-year-old autistic boy says she wanted to take him to Mass on Sunday despite a court order that bans him from her church.
Carol Race ended up attending a different church — after the Todd County, Minn., sheriff stopped her and said she'd be arrested if she brought Adam to the Church of St. Joseph in Bertha.
There is a restraining order barring Race's son from St. Joseph's. The Reverend Daniel Walz wrote in court documents that Adam's behavior was disruptive and dangerous. Adam is more than 6 feet tall and over 225 pounds.
The pastor wrote that Adam spits, urinates and once struck a child during Mass.
Race says Adam doesn't spit, and that the urination is incontinence. She admits he once struck a child.
Race has already violated the restraining order once, and is scheduled to appear in court for that on Monday.