There is a trial going on in Oregon because some religious parents killed their baby. They killed their baby by refusing medical care that would have saved it… because their church believes only in prayer. But they are hardly alone.
Here we discuss yet another case – an 11 year old girl who died of diabetes. In America? You bet. And it wasn’t because we’re the only industrialized nation that doesn’t have universal health care, either. Nope. This is, once again, a case of Christianity killing kids in the name of God. Article: One a Month
“Eleven-year-old Kara Neumann died of diabetic ketoacidosis on Easter Sunday, 2008. Like the man in whose name her parents killed her, she died agonizingly slowly, over the course of a few days, due to dehydration and shock. Unlike what her parents believe to be true of the man in whose name they killed her, she did not come back.”
You’d THINK, perhaps, that principled Christians would decry this clearly wrong-headed use of faith. You’d think that the cries of “what about the children?” would echo in the courtroom.
You’d think that, but you’d be wrong. No, the fundamentalist evangelicals are openly insisting that killing children is a protected right of religion. They are trying to pass laws that would prevent anyone from ever being prosecuted for killing their children, as long as they can say that they did it because God told them to.
Yeah, that religion stuff… it sure is great, isn’t it? Here we have religion that is nothing more nor less than child abuse. Oh and for what it’s worth, there is an organization dedicated to fighting against religion-based child abuse, called CHILD. You might want to check into it.