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 Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank

Thursday January 10, 2013
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline CrankFaith HealingRNB's Religion News Blog:
The late Ariel Ben Sherman was charged in a teen girl’s faith healing death, but he sought medical treatment for his own conditions.

Even after his death legal arguments in the case continue: still up before the appellate court to decide is whether the state’s spiritual exemption law that allows parents to forego medical treatment in favor of faith healing is in violation of the U.S. Constitution and its equal protection guarantees.

Tuesday May 8, 2012
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline CrankFaith HealingRNB's Religion News Blog:
Jacqueline Crank and Ariel Ben Sherman A decade-long court dispute over a child neglect case that spawned a legal battle over faith healing, ended Tuesday with two guilty convictions for the girls’ mother and friend.

Sherman and Crank say they will appeal the conviction, and the case is expected to test Tennessee state laws that allow parents to make medical decisions based on their faith.

Tuesday May 1, 2012
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline CrankFaith HealingRNB's Religion News Blog:
Jaqueline Crank and Ariel Ben Sherman Nearly ten years ago the mother and ‘spiritual father’ of a 15-year-old girl who died of bone cancer were charged for failing to heed advice from medical professionals and instead relying solely on faith healing.

The trial of Jacqueline Pearl Crank and her minister, Ariel Ben Sherman, has been now been set for May 8 in Loudon County Circuit Court.

Tuesday January 13, 2009
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline CrankFaith Healing:
Virgin Mary More than six years after 15-year-old Jessica Crank died from cancer after failed attempts at faith healing, her mother Jacqueline is testifying about making that choice as a matter of religious conviction.

Crank now faces a misdemeanor neglect charge in the death of her daughter, after years of legal wrangling that has seen the charges move up and down the appeals process but never to trial. [video]

Wednesday January 30, 2008
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline CrankFaith Healing:
The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of an alleged cult leader whose teenage follower died from cancer after her mother heeded his advice to rely on prayer rather than medicine.

Thursday January 13, 2005
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
Mother accused of child abuse for using prayer instead of medicine to heal dying daughter

Thursday April 24, 2003
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
Knoxnews.com, Apr. 22, 2003

Saturday April 19, 2003
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
KnoxNews.com, Apr. 17, 2003

Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
WATE, Apr. 16, 2003

Friday September 20, 2002
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
WKRN, Sep. 18, 2002

Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Sep. 19, 2002

Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Sep. 18, 2002

Wednesday September 4, 2002
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
Loudon County News-Herald, Sep. 2, 2002

Saturday August 31, 2002
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
Testimony of ill girl called vital

Thursday August 29, 2002
Ariel Ben Sherman and Jacqueline Crank:
WBIR News, Aug. 6, 2002

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