Wisconsin Parents Get Probation Plus Jail in Daughter's Prayer Death

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    Wisconsin Parents Get Probation Plus Jail in Daughter's Prayer Death - Local News | News Articles | National News | US News - FOXNews.com

    They deserved more.

    I can't believe they actually did this:

    Ah one of the downsides of religion. Make people believe that medical care is worthless when you have the "power of prayer." If the power of prayer worked like it's suppose to, the Cubs would of won a World Series a long time ago. :eusa_eh:
     
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    Religion does not promote a believe that medicine does not work. These are just dumb fucks probably delusional and deceived by some fly by night pastor.

    Jehovah Witness's do not believe blood should be intermingled ever. BUT they worked with doctors and helped create a substitute liquid that can be used by the religion for major operations and needs for blood work. I know of no main stream christian religion that advocates withholding medical treatment from its members.
     
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    I'd sure hope no religion does. Though I'm still wondering where these dumb fucks got the idea that prayer would solve anything.

    I know all about the Jehovah Witness's no intermingling of blood. Saw it on an episode of House M.D I think it was and then researched it further.

    Personally, these fools deserved more time.
     
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    Check with Travolta. Thats scientology for you.
     
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    Scientology is NOT christian religion.
     
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    OREGON CITY, Ore. — A couple whose church preaches against medical care are facing criminal charges after their young daughter died of an infection that authorities said went untreated.

    Carl and Raylene Worthington were indicted Friday on charges of manslaughter and criminal mistreatment in the death of their 15-month-old daughter Ava. They belong to the Followers of Christ Church, whose members have a history of treating gravely ill children only with prayer.

    Ava died March 2 of bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection. The state medical examiner's office has said she could have been treated with antibiotics.

    Dr. Christopher Young, a deputy state medical examiner, said the child's breathing was further hampered by a benign cyst on her neck that had never been medically addressed, The Oregonian reported.

    Laws passed in the 1990s struck down legal shields for faith-healing parents after the deaths of several children whose parents were members of the fundamentalist church.



    Read more at: Parents Indicted In Faith-Healing Death

    Unfortunetly, this is far more prevelant than one would like to believe.
     
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    They don't forbid medical treatment, but it's suggested that anything can be healed through prayer alone.
     
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    jw's believe what the watchtower tells them to believe...the use of blood products is ever changing..ie bone marrow
     
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    I personally know a member of that church. They do have some strange beliefs.
     
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