Inspired by the Alex Dale Morris, faith healing and televangelism.
What were you feeling researching this case?
"This was uncomfortable for me to research to be honest, but I think it was important. My fathers involvement in the Christian church and my own struggles with my faith are so personal to me and I know that the God I learned about in church has nothing in common with who these people operate for."
What questions are you left with?
"What else can be done to get further reform to remove the protections awarded to faith healers? What's the motivation behind the senators who oppose these bills? For the children who are victims of this form of neglect/faith healing; What is the experience like as they live their final days in not only pain, but fear and confusion about what's going on? Do they know they're about to die, and what messaging do they get from the adults throughout?"
What are things people should think about after learning about this case?
"There are clear differences between questions of religious freedom and human rights and when we blur that lone people can actually lose their lives."
What surprised/shocked you?
"The way these people view their kids as "gods kids that they are babysitting," was so extremely cold. I also cannot believe the ways in which law enforcement is blocked to do much about children being killed because of the church presence."
Photos of the Folks, Forensics and Facts we Discussed
No Greater Law (2018 A&E:) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7177248/
CNN Aug 7 2013: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=69O_VEDvLt4
ABC Primetime Special 07/09/92: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvtePvhjCu0
The Oregonian 1998 (FAITH HEALING RAISES QUESTIONS OF LAW'S DUTY)
NJ’s The Star Ledger 1998 (Ore. church assembles number of child deaths)
The Seattle Times 1998 (LARGE NUMBER OF CHILD DEATHS FOUND AT FAITH)
BBC News 2013 https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-23167489