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Parents; omnipotent deity let infant die

In bad parents, religion, stupid people on April 1, 2008 at 5:50 pm

Healing powers of god go unquestioned by murdering parents

An Oregon couple should consider themselves lucky to only be facing manslaughter and criminal mistreatment charges after letting their 15-month old daughter suffer for months before dying. Carl and Raylene Worthington were indicted Friday in an Oregon court for the wrongful death of their infant daughter. The couple is a follower of the loony ‘Christ Church’, which has a long history of only treating seriously ill children with prayer, and forsaking doctors’ advice. Ava Worthington needlessly died March 2nd of bronchial pneumonia and a blood infection even though both condition were treatable with simple 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 the couple never had medically addressed. Apparently 15 months wasn’t enough time for god to treat the condition himself, a point I’m sure is lost on followers of this jesus cult. The same clueless couple also lost a baby boy in 2001, but an investigation was closed after family members told police the child was stillborn. Several other Followers of Christ children have also been stillborn or died during home births in recent years, sadly none of the deaths resulted in further criminal charges. Despite all this evidence and laws that suggest that ‘leavin’ em to god’ is not responsible parenting, I’m sure the followers’ faith (by faith I mean belief without justification) is unrelenting.



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