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Parents in Followers of Christ case made ‘a horrible choice,’ physician testifies

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. [Read more...]

Cult members sentenced to 90 days in jail, probation in faith healing case

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. [Read more...]

Faith healing trial brings Followers of Christ church back into the spotlight

Timothy and Rebecca Wyland Jury selection for two more members of the Followers of Christ Church is set to begin Tuesday, a day after the Oregon Senate passed a bill to crack down on faith-healing parents who don’t take their children to the doctor.

Tim and Rebecca Wyland are the third set of parents who belong to the Oregon City church who will stand trial for not getting their child medical attention. [Read more...]