Saturday, February 28, 2009

Christians killing their kids is not news

I meant to make this post a couple of weeks ago, but never got around to it. By now, most people will have heard the story of an 11-year old American girl who was suffering from diabetes, but whose parents wouldn't take her for medical treatment because of their fucking retarded religious beliefs. They prayed really hard though. I guess they did everything they could.

I mentioned this story to my co-worker, who grew up in the American Midwest in a religious family. He somehow managed to become an atheist. He has 2 young daughters himself, so I expected a reaction of shock or sympathy or something along those lines. But all he said was, "Let it go. This kind of thing happens all the time."

How sad is that?! It has become such a normal occurrence for hardcore Christian parents to neglect/abuse/kill their children, that it doesn't even get a reaction from this father of two little girls. I don't have any kids, and even I'm shocked. I guess for those who are close to this part of the world and these attitudes, nothing can shock you anymore.

You can read about it here, although a few excerpts are below.

Her parents were told the body would be taken to Madison for an autopsy the next day. “They responded, ’You won’t need to do that. She will be alive by then,”’


Wormgoor said he had urged the father to seek medical help and was told the illness “was a test of faith for the Neumann family and asked the Wormgoors to join them in praying for Kara to get well,”


“We just thought it was a spiritual attack and we prayed for her. My husband Dale was crying and mentioned taking Kara to the doctor and I said, ’The Lord’s going to heal her,’ and we continued to pray,”


A day before Madeline died, according to the criminal complaint, the father wrote an e-mail with the headline, “Help our daughter needs emergency prayer!!!!.”


One relative told police that the girl’s mother believed she “died because the devil is trying to stop Leilani from starting her own ministry,”

1 comment:

tina FCD said...

The last comment says it all. Sounds kind of selfish if you ask me.