Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Faith Healers Are Killers

"GLADSTONE, Ore. - A 16-year-old boy whose parents rely on prayer instead of medical care has died following an illness marked by stomach pains and shortness of breath, the authorities said.

Police got the call around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and said the family was at the home when the teen, who has not been identified, passed away.

According to Sgt. Lynne Benton with the Gladstone Police Department, the boy had been sick for about a week and his family did not seek medical care because they are with the Followers of Christ Church and believe in faith healing."


-- Anita Kissee & News Services, on another Faith Healing death (which includes Reiki and Healing Touch) for KATU.com