Tag: Faith Healing
Travis and Wenona Rossiter have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in the faith healing death of Syble Rossiter, their 12-year-old daughter.
The couple belong to the Church of the First Born — theologically a cult of Christianity based on its extreme, unbiblical beliefs regarding faith healing.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
A couple whose 11-year-old daughter died of diabetes because they chose of treat her with prayer instead of securing proper medical help has lost a final appeal of their separate convictions.
At a January hearing a judge will decide wether the couple will have to serve jail time as stipulated in their unusual sentence.
Authorities in Albany, Oregon on Thursday arrested a couple on charges first-and second-degree manslaughter in the death of their 12-year-old daughter.
The couple belongs to the Church of The First Born, which eschews modern medicine in favor of faith healing. The church is part of an nationwide network that is linked to numerous preventable deaths.