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 Followers of Christ (Oregon)

Tuesday January 21, 2014
Followers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
An ongoing series of preventable deaths among children of parents who belong to a religious sect, have prompted an Idaho lawmaker to draft a bill that addresses how the state deals with the issue of faith healing when minors are involved.

In 2011 the State of Oregon passed a similar bill in response to numerous child deaths at the same church.

Tuesday November 1, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Dale and Shannon Hickman The parents of a newborn who died while they and Followers of Christ members prayed for him to be healed have received the maximum jail terms allowed by law and three years of post-prison probation following their conviction on manslaughter charges.

Dale and Shannon Hickman, who are members of the controversial church and are related to the founder, were both sentenced to six years and three months in prison.

Friday September 30, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
faith healing Jurors deliberated less than four hours and their verdict sent another resounding warning to the members of the Hickmans’ church, the Followers of Christ, that failing to provide medical care to critically ill children is unacceptable and will be punished.

The ‘faith healing’ church has a long history of children dying from treatable medical conditions.

Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman Dale and Shannon Hickman have been convicted of second degree manslaughter in the death of their newborn son. Members of the Followers of Christ church, they elected to attempt faith healing rather than get their son medical aid.

Thursday September 29, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Followers of Christ Church Following testimony Tuesday in the latest case involving the death of a child whose parents are members of Followers of Christ — a controversial Oregon City church — a decades-old rift in the tight-knit religious group over using modern medicine has come to the forefront.

Several former church members left the church after seeing children die from illnesses that could have been remedied with medical care.

Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman Dale and Shannon Hickman are charged with second-degree manslaughter in the death of their son, David, who was born two months early and lived less than nine hours.

They are members of the Followers of Christ, an Oregon City church that uses faith-healing rituals and rejects medical treatment.

Wednesday September 28, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman On Tuesday — the second anniversary of David Hickman’s death — his parents took the witness stand and told jurors that there was nothing they could have done to save their newborn boy.

Even now, they said, they would do nothing differently.

Wednesday September 21, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman The maternal grandmother of a premature baby that died less than nine hours after birth said Tuesday that she was not concerned with the infant’s health and would not have called an ambulance when he struggled for breath because it was not her decision.

Shannon and Dale Hickman are accused of second-degree manslaughter for failing to provide medical care to their baby.

Tuesday September 20, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman A pediatrician who specializes in newborns and premature infants testified Monday that David Hickman would have survived if his parents had called for help.

Dale and Shannon Hickman took “a real and avoidable risk” with their child’s life, Dr. Joseph Kaempf, a neonatologist and prosecution witness, said.

Saturday September 17, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman Dale and Shannon Hickman made “a horrible choice” for their child when they decided to go to a relative’s house for the premature birth instead of immediately heading to a hospital, a pediatrician testified Friday at the faith healing couple’s manslaughter trial.

The Hickmans’ son, David, was born two months prematurely and lived less than nine hours.

Friday September 16, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman Defense attorneys representing Dale and Shannon Hickman tried to turn the tables Thursday by making the Clackamas County district attorney’s office the focus of their clients’ faith-healing homicide trial.

Thursday September 15, 2011
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Dale and Shannon Hickman Dale and Shannon Hickman belong to the Followers of Christ Church, an Oregon City congregation that believes in faith-healing over medical care.

The church has a long history in Oregon of child deaths involving treatable illnesses.

Monday September 12, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Shannon and Dale Hickman The Hickmans are members of the Followers of Christ, an Oregon City faith-healing church.

The congregation has a long history of children dying from curable conditions because parents rejected medical care in favor of spiritual treatments.

Saturday June 25, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News BlogTimothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland An Oregon City couple who treated their infant daughter with faith healing rather than take her to a doctor were sentenced today in Clackamas County circuit court to 90 days in jail and three years probation.

The Wylands are members of the Followers of Christ Church, theologically a cult of Christianity, whose extreme faith healing beliefs and practices have left a trail of dead children in its wake.

Wednesday June 8, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News BlogTimothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland A jury spent one hour deliberating Tuesday before unanimously finding an Oregon City couple guilty of felony criminal mistreatment for treating their infant daughter with faith-healing rather than taking her to a doctor.

The Wylands face up to five years in prison but are likely to receive probation and possibly some time in jail. They will be sentenced June 24.

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