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Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:43 AM

Lawyers to ask Wis. court to rule in prayer death

Source: newstimes.com (AP)

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A couple who prayed while their daughter slowly died of diabetes will try Tuesday to persuade the state Supreme Court to overturn their homicide convictions, arguing state law protects them from prosecution.

The case presents charged questions for the court about where religious freedom ends. The justices for the first time will have to weigh whether the state's faith-healing exemptions protect parents from criminal liability if their choices lead to a child's death.

The Wisconsin case revolves around Dale and Leilani Neumann, of Weston, a Wausau suburb in the central section of the state.

The couple's 11-year-old daughter, Madeline Kara Neumann, whom the family called Kara, fell ill in March 2008. Believing the girl was under spiritual attack, the family prayed over her. She died Easter Sunday of an undiagnosed but treatable form of diabetes.




Read more: http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Lawyers-to-ask-Wis-court-to-rule-in-prayer-death-4088624.php



Another example of religion enabling an unjustifiable killing!
The parents, " Dale and Leilani Neumann knew their decision to withhold medical treatment had created an unreasonable risk of death, noting they sent out a mass email the night before Kara died telling others she was in poor shape and knew the girl had stopped talking, collapsed in the bathroom, turned blue and lapsed into a coma."

The penalty in this case, IMHO, was not even a slap on the wrist! They knew their own daughter was going to die!!


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toby jo Dec 2012 #5
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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:52 AM

1. People complain about "Sharia Law" being allowed.....

this is the same thing. If the court allows this, it is opening up a can of worms. Honor killings in Wisconsin will be next.

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Response to lin_e65 (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 10:37 AM

4. +1

 

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 08:56 AM

2. Meanwhile wife-slayer Belcher's jersey hung in his locker on game day

as some sort of memorial to loving a "family" member but not his crime.

It seems that American's sense of what to be outraged about is very complicated.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 09:57 AM

3. Negligent Homicide

They sat around doing nothing. Worse than that, they knew what their options were to get her treated and they ignored it.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:46 PM

5. Poor little girl. WI needs to reevaluate those exemptions.

The church does this to us every day. Their 'faith' that 'god' will provide, if only we just keep reproducing is a slow & certain death.

'God' will provide us with disease, warfare, and starvation in the way that unlimited growth in a limited environment manages itself.

It's either 'Hey, let's sit back and watch the magic happen', until it doesn't, or use our brains and deal with the reality of the situation.

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Response to hue (Original post)

Tue Dec 4, 2012, 12:47 PM

6. More christian hypocrisy.

"Waaaaaaah! YOU're a dirty murderer 'cuz you had an abortion that my religion disapproves of!!!!!"

"Waaaaaaah! You can't find ME guilty of murder because I knowingly killed my child 'cuz that violates my religious liberties!"

I hope they suffer, and that politicians with a brain start bashing these religious sleazebags back to their little holes in the stone age. Religion has no place in the politics of a secular society.

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