Tag: Dale and Leilani Neumann

Lawyers ask Wisconsin Supreme Court to rule in faith healing death

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is hearing the case of Leilani and Dale Neumann, who in separate trials were convicted of second-degree reckless homicide in their daughter’s faith healing death.

The case poses questions for the justices about when the state’s responsibility to protect children trumps religious freedom.

Religion News Briefing: Widow of first televangelist dies

Maude Aimee Humbard In today’s issue: The widow of Rex Humbard, the world’s first televangelist, dies. An Agape Ministries cult member gets his ammunition back. A court orders gated communities in Puerto Rico to provide access to Jehovah’s Witnesses.

Plus a short, but though-provoking documentary on the Westboro Baptist Church — a hate group that masquerades as a Christian church.

When parents call God instead of the doctor

faith healing The impending high-profile trial of parents charged with second-degree reckless homicide in the death of their daughter has sparked new debate in a long-running battle over faith healing in the United States.

Faith-healing communities around the country are worried about losing their right to treat their children according to their religious beliefs.

Two other trials over faith healing-related deaths are also being closely watched.