Rev. Walz from the Church of St. Joseph has filed a restraining order against the Race family to keep them from attending the church with their disruptive, autistic, 13-year-old son Adam.
Rev. Walz claims Adam has hit a child, spit, and urinated in church. Walz claims Adam's parents sit on him and tie his hands and feet with a rope that is pulled under the pew and held to restrain him. Walz claims Adam's behavior is getting worse.
Adam's parents offer explanations for the complaints including that they sit on and restrain Adam with soft fleece because it calms him. Adam's mom had previously received an award for encouraging families with disabled children to go to church.