This is our archive of news items tagged Faith Healing.

 memo You'll find articles about that subject in each of the items listed, even if the term does not necessarily occur within the headlines or descriptive text.

Has Ebola scared away the faith healers?

Benny Hinn Faith healers, who claim that God has anointed them to heal the sick and — in some cases — to raise the dead as well, have been notably absent lately. Are they scared of Ebola?

Also: China’s anti-cult efforts predictably also target Christians worshiping in house churches. [Read more...]

Faith-healing beliefs to be used as evidence in manslaughter trial

Travis and Wenona Rossiter A judge has ruled that religious beliefs and practices can be used as evidence in the manslaughter trial of a couple charged with manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their 12-year old daughter.

Travis and Wenona Rossiter belong to the Church of the First Born, which eschews modern medicine in favor of faith healing. [Read more...]

Religion News Briefs: Warren Jeffs, Fred Phelps, Catherine Schaible …

Newspapers Jailed FLDS cult leader Warren Jeffs is hospitalized. A mother convicted together with her husband for the faith healing death of their young son starts her prison sentence.

Also: Fred Phelps, the founder the Westboro Baptist Church is near death (and was reportedly excommunicated from the hate group).

Plus: Pilgrims are drawn to a glowing Virgin Mary statue . And more…. [Read more...]

Faith healers sentenced to prison; abusive church continues

Herbert and Catherine Schaible Herbert and Catherine Schaible are sent to prison for the faith healing death of their 2nd child.

But the abusive church they belong to — a cult of Christianity — continues unhindered. [Read more...]

Lawmaker seeks to remove Christian Scientists’ religious exemption

'Christian' Science When it comes to issues of child abuse or neglect, followers of Christian Science — which is neither ‘Christian’ nor ‘science’ — should be held to the same standards as members of other groups.

A lawmaker in Washington state has introduced a bill that would eliminate a ‘faith healing’ exemption for Christian Scientists. [Read more...]

Idaho’s faith healing exemption targeted following child deaths

Followers of Christ church, Marsing, Idaho 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. [Read more...]

Faith healing manslaughter charges * Religion and the wealthy * …

Travis and Wenona Rossiter A couple belonging to a church that eschews medical care in favor of faith healing is facing manslaughter charges in the death of their 12-year-old daughter.

Christmas is all about the birth of Christ, but that event has long ago been overshadowed with commercialism — and is now celebrated by those who dismiss him entirely.

Also: a priest who ministers to wealthy, busy businessmen. [Read more...]