What’s the harm? Why so vociferous?
Here’s why from the Washington Post:
An Oregon couple (Jeff and Marci Beagley) was found guilty Tuesday of criminally negligent homicide for praying over their ill son instead of seeking medical help.
As a parent I can’t even begin to imagine how the hell you let this happen. But, you see, the stupid doesn’t stop there.
The Beagleys are the parents of Raylene Worthington, who along with her husband were acquitted of manslaughter last year in the March 2008 death of their 15-month-old daughter, Ava, from pneumonia and a blood infection. Her husband, Carl Brent Worthington, was convicted of misdemeanor criminal mistreatment.
So wait, we have TWO generations of morons killing their kids with pseudo-scientific bullshit. Their excuse?
both members of the Followers of Christ Church
Oh. But wait!
Church members gasped as Judge Steven Maurer read the verdicts (for the Beagleys).
Yes, we have a whole congregation of loons that are shocked – positively shocked that someone of their ilk is going to jail for willfully murdering their kids.
Right now there could be two healthy, happy kids. Instead, because of a belief that some magic is going to heal these kids that stems from an even larger magical being that lives in a magical realm we have two kids dead, that no doubt suffered a lot of pain and fear while the people they thought loved them clasped hands and gibbered nonsense over them.
And that, folks, is why believing in nonsense kills.
So what is the punishment for this? 16-18 months in jail.
Somehow justice has not been served.