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Posted on 11/14/2013 6:25:39 PM PST by moonshinner_09
Parents found guilty of murder after SECOND child dies from pneumonia because they prayed instead of seeking medical attention
A Philadelphia couple were found guilty of the third-degree murder of their son after pleading 'no contest today. Herbert and Catherine Schaible's 7-month-old son Brandon died last April 18 from dehydration and pneumonia when his parents decided to pray for him to get better rather than seek medical attention. At the time, the Schaibles were on 10-year probation for their 2-year-old son Kent's similar death in 2009. The terms of their probation required the Schaibles to seek medical attention any time one of their seven surviving children got sick.The fundamentalist Christian couple will face sentencing February 19 for their crime. 'I can't even imagine being a mother myself, what was happening,' Philadelphia prosecutor Joanne Pescatore said. 'The sheer pain and the stress that that child was in. When a parent can actually say that his breathing was worsening and he was fussy and whiny and crying and still, at that point, not calling anyone for help, it's just unbelievable to me - and totally foreseeable (that he died).' About a dozen U.S. children die each year when parents turn to faith healing instead of medicine, typically from highly treatable problems, according to experts.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams said the care was never given and decided to bring murder charges against the couple. Their remaining children have been placed in foster care. He is incarcerated because of his faith, said lawyer Bobby Hoof in May when the couple was ordered held without bail. He described client Herbert Schaible's mindset as resolute.
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sound like a hoax to me. Only a left winger would think a fundamentalist Christian would be stupid enough to simply pray for child to get better without going to the doctor first
Negligent homicide at most.
Just my opinion.
It plays to your stereotype too perfectly, which defy common sense, which makes me think its more likely a hoax than not
There are actually Christians who believe that if you or someone you care for dies it’s because of a lack of faith. They’re stupid. I have always been told “Pray and go to the doctor”.
It happens. Here in Oregon there have been both tragic deaths and near misses. What I don’t understand is where these beliefs have come from and for so long. Fifty years ago, there were more such instances. Two children in the Arizona town I came from died unnecessarily some sixty years ago. The charges were manslaughter as I recall. The parents were emotionally devastated but their misguided beliefs brought the tragedy on.
“sound like a hoax to me. Only a left winger would think a fundamentalist Christian would be stupid enough to simply pray for child to get better without going to the doctor first”
The are the “God will provide” bunch, which, I beleive, can happen on occasion (The Lord Moves in Mysterious ways).
However, the best thing I have ever heard a Clergyman tell me was:
“Faith moves mountains, bring a shovel”.
I’ve always remembered that.
Did it ever occur to them that taking the child to a doctor might be God’s answer?
Are they the ones who will say he/she is now in a better place, yet they grieve?
Nope, they’re bat poop crazy.
Isn’t that, in essence, Mary Baker Eddy’s Christian Science?
Believers grieve because when someone dies they leave an empty place in your life. We know they are in perfect Heaven but we’re still here.
It was in fact, in Superior, AZ at least.
That was a good answer in your post #15.
“I dont understand is where these beliefs have come from”
Until the use of antibiotics there wasn’t much difference in results between prayer and a doctor for treating diseases.
Thank you. I pay attention at our church group. That made sense. We also discussed that death is not natural. Man was never meant to die.
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