So sanity in a governing body can prevail? The Oregon Senate’s passage of a bill making death by faith healing a subject for first degree murder prosecution is a dim spot of hope in a legal landscape increasingly covered in faith. The decision fits in with an earlier post of mine that society can/does/must limit religious practices, all the time. I particularly liked the rationale for extending the law.
It is designed to apply rules equally to all parents whose children die because they didn’t get medical care. Current law makes it tougher to convict parents who do not provide a child with medical care for religious reasons than those who don’t for reasons such as neglect.
To paraphrase Delos Banning McKown, “Neglect and faith healing look very much alike.”