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Theologically a cult of Christianity. The Followers of Christ Church‘s extreme faith healing beliefs and practices have left a trail of dead children in its wake.
Groups of believers who refer to their gatherings as The Followers of Christ Church are located primarily in Oregon, Oklahoma and Idaho.
Most churches that use the same name, in whole or in part, do not share this movement’s beliefs and practices.
The church has a long history in Oregon of child deaths involving treatable illnesses.
The congregation has a long history of children dying from curable conditions because parents rejected medical care in favor of spiritual treatments.
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.
The Wylands face up to five years in prison but are likely to receive probation and possibly some time in jail. They will be sentenced June 24.
The Wylands belong to the Followers of Christ church, which embraces faith healing and rejects medical care.
The Wylands are charged with first-degree criminal mistreatment for failing to provide medical care to Alayna, now 17 months old. State child-welfare workers took custody of the girl in July to treat the growth, called a hemangioma, that covered her left eye and spread into her eye socket. Doctors testified that the expanding mass was threatening her eyesight.
Defense attorneys in turn argued that the parents are the victims of both religious discrimination and an overly aggressive bureaucracy that snatched heir daughter.
The Followers of Christ Church has left a trail of dead children in its wake.
belong to the Followers of Christ Church, a cult of Christianity whose extreme faith healing beliefs and practices have left a trail of dead children in its wake.
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.