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Can a parent dictate their child not be a church member even if they surrender custody?

Under Ohio law when parents surrender legal custody to non-parents they retain certain residual parental rights, including “the  privilege to determine the child’s religious affiliation.” Does this mean that a birth parent in such a situation can insist that the child not be a member of a church?  The Summit County Court of Appeals has said yes in a recent opinion.  The Volokh Conspiracy blawg has an interesting post about the decision:

Does ‘religious affiliation’ include nonreligiousness?.