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 Followers of Christ church

This is our archive of news items tagged Followers of Christ church.

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Wednesday March 30, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Neil Jeffrey Beagley:
Jeffrey and Marci Beagley An Oregon City couple convicted of criminally negligent homicide in the death of their teenage son will be released from prison on Wednesday.

Jeff and Marci Beagley were found guilty last year of failing to seek medical help for their 16-year-old son, Neil, who died in June 2008. The young man died of kidney failure after developing a urinary tract infection.

Friday March 11, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
The Oregon House approved a bill Thursday that would remove legal protection for parents who choose faith healing over medical intervention when treating their children.

Monday February 21, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News Blog:
Oregon lawmakers will take the first step today toward ending legal protections for parents who rely solely on faith to treat their dying children.

House Bill 2721 eliminates reliance on spiritual treatment as a defense to certain crimes in which the victim is under 18 years of age.

Saturday February 12, 2011
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)RNB's Religion News BlogTimothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland, a couple at the center of a faith healing case, wants to regain custody of their daughter.

Wednesday October 13, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland Oregon’s Department of Human Services on Tuesday won custody of a child who faced blindness in one eye after her parents treated her with prayer instead of seeking medical care.

The girl’s parents, Timothy and Rebecca Wyland, face criminal charges for failing to provide adequate care.

Tuesday September 28, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland Timothy and Rebecca Wyland are accused of allowing a mass of blood vessels to grow over their daughter’s eye, jeopardizing her vision.

The Wylands are members of the Followers of Christ church, which relies on faith-healing rituals to treat illness instead of medical care.

Sunday August 1, 2010
Dale and Shannon HickmanFaith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon):
Shannon and Dale Hickman An Oregon City couple will face charges of second-degree manslaughter in the faith-healing death of their newborn son, the third such fatality involving the Followers of Christ church in the past two years.

The state medical examiner’s office reported after a series of similar incidents in the 1990s that more than 20 children of church members had died in recent decades from preventable or curable illnesses.

Saturday July 31, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Timothy and Rebecca Wyland The couple facing criminal charges for failing to provide adequate medical care to their infant daughter will be allowed extended visits at least five days a week with their child, who will remain in temporary state custody.

The Wylands are one of four couples from the same Oregon City congregation to be charged with failing to provide medical care to their child in a little more than a year. Members of the Followers of Christ Church rely on faith-healing rather than most forms of medical treatment.

Friday July 30, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
faith healing Two members of an Oregon City faith-healing church were charged Thursday with first-degree criminal mistreatment for failing to provide medical care for their infant daughter.

Child-protection authorities took custody of the couple’s 7-month-old daughter, Alayna, after she developed a growth over her left eye that ballooned over several months to the size of a tennis ball and threatens her vision.

Friday July 23, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Followers of Christ Church An Oregon couple who left their infant daughter’s fate to God rather than seek medical treatment for a mass that grew over her left eye will face charges of first-degree criminal mistreatment.

Prosecutors revealed Thursday during a custody hearing that a grand jury has indicted Timothy and Rebecca Wyland, members of Oregon City’s Followers of Christ church.

Thursday July 15, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Followers of Christ Church A judge Wednesday refused to return a 7-month-old girl to her parents, members of an Oregon City church that embraces faith healing, after hearing testimony that the child could lose vision in one eye because she didn’t get medical care.

The Wylands belong to the Followers of Christ church, which rejects secular medicine and relies on faith-healing rituals — laying on of hands, anointing with oil, prayer and fasting — to treat illnesses. The state medical examiner’s office has reported that during the past 30 years more than 20 children of church members have died of preventable or curable illnesses.

Sunday July 4, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Timothy and Rebecca Wyland:
Followers of Christ church, Oregon A judge has ruled that a couple who belong to a church that embraces faith healing must surrender their child for failing to provide medical care.

Over the past 30 years, more than 20 children of Followers of Christ church members in have died of preventable or curable illnesses.

The current case is unusual because the authorities intervened before a child died.

Saturday April 24, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon):
Followers of Christ Church District Attorney John Foote has kept his promise to reach out to an Oregon City church whose members have been prosecuted for failing to provide adequate medical care for their children.

The church, a cult of Christianity, has left a trail of dead children in its wake.

Wednesday February 3, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Neil Jeffrey Beagley:
Jeffrey and Marci Beagley The Beagleys could face a maximum of 10 years in prison. Because the two have no prior convictions, the normal sentencing range under state sentencing guidelines would be 16 to 18 months in prison.

The Beagleys are the first Oregon parents convicted of homicide in the faith-healing death of a child since the state legislature eliminated spiritual treatment as a defense in such cases in 1999.

Sunday January 31, 2010
Faith HealingFollowers of Christ (Oregon)Neil Jeffrey Beagley:
Faith healing Prosecutors said Neil Beagley’s fate was sealed when he was born. His undetected medical condition caused urine to back up into his body and eventually destroyed his kidneys. He also was born into a family that believed using medical doctors showed a lack of faith in God.
The key question facing jurors is this: What would a reasonable person have done?

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