"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality." --Bishop Desmond Tutu

Friday, January 23, 2009

Protect our Children!

Protect them from their zealot parents! In what is surely a vile and heinous abuse of parental authority, there are an increasing number of preventable childhood deaths occurring in families who, rather than seek actual medical attention, choose to "pray" the illness or injury away. Disgusting.
An eleven-year-old Wisconsin girl died of diabetic ketoacidosis resulting from untreated juvenile diabetes. In her final days on earth, Kara Newmann had grown too weak to leave her bed. She was too weak even to talk. Since her parents believe that God alone has the ability to heal the sick, they wouldn't let her see a doctor. Instead, they prayed. And Kara suffered and died from an easily treatable illness.
These monsters sat there and let their child die. Let her die of a completely treatable disease. There is no excuse for this. None.

There are numerous other examples of this from around the country. And these aren't just Christian "Scientists" either. They come from a wide range of denominations. This is truly disgusting. Children are dying because, in the words of one of these wackos,
Sometimes we pay for freedom with our lives.
Not in this case, nutjob. In this case, you're paying for freedom with someone else's life. Someone who deserves to be sheltered from the insanity of religion. Someone who didn't ask to die for your right to pray. Someone who, in the end, you should have loved enough to save.

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