Sunday, August 2, 2009
Fathers Do Voodoo, Daughters Die
WAUSAU, Wis. – A Wisconsin man accused of killing his daughter by praying instead of seeking lifesaving medical help considered her illness "a test of his faith," a prosecutor told jurors Saturday.
Dale Neumann, 47, is a "full-Gospel Christian," who did not know his 11-year-old daughter had diabetes, his defense attorney said. The girl died from undiagnosed diabetes on March 23, 2008, surrounded by people praying at the family's rural home in Weston in central Wisconsin. Someone called 911 when she stopped breathing.
In the state of Oregon, a jury on Thursday convicted a father of misdemeanor criminal mistreatment for relying on prayer instead of seeking medical care for his 15-month-old daughter who died of pneumonia and a blood infection in March 2008. The father and mother were acquitted of a more serious manslaughter charge.
'Full-Gospel christians!' Apparently American grand juries don't 'believe' in parents who try voodoo rather than seeking medical attention for their ill children. Were this a Taliban country the outcome for the parents might be different.
Isn't it interesting that news of the death of these two children comes on the heels of the 'great medical insurance' debate in Congress where God's Own Party is working hard to deny medical care for American citizens.
It makes one wonder if there isn't some Voodoo-pact between the fundamental christians and the GOP- the GOP will stop all efforts at universal medical care if the fundamental chrisitans keep voting Republican.
Who will doubt that linkage?