A couple who belong to a church whose members avoid medical care were found guilty of criminally negligent homicide for praying over their ill son instead of seeking medical help. Jeff and Marci Beagley’s 16-year-old son, Neil, died in 2008 of complications from a urinary tract blockage. The state authorities have found that an unusual number of children whose families belonged to the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City had died at an early age, leading to a law that limits faith healing as a defense in such deaths.And no, this is not an isolated case. Here is a post from 2008, Reliance of faith and death of children, that provides statistics and more background on faith healers. This kind of idiocy should have no place in the 21st century!
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
Faith healers convicted
Hey - the Taliban are not the only crazies out there. Here we have the Followers of Christ Church who exclusively believe in the power of prayer - let their children die as a result. Well, here is justice served: