Faith is beautiful. Faith is inspirational. Faith is uplifting. Faith kills. There are consequences:
During the 2011 trial, a doctor had testified that David would have had a ’99 percent chance’ of surviving had the couple called 911.
The baby officially died of staphylococcus pneumonia, which could have been treated.
‘As the evidence unfolded and the witnesses testified, it became evident to me and certainly to the jury … that this death just simply did not need to occur,’ Judge Robert Herndon said.
Prosecutors explained during the trial that David was born with a bacterial infection and underdeveloped lungs.
Mr Hickman said he didn’t call 911 because he was praying. The couple never considered taking the baby to the hospital, prosecutors said.
Shannon Hickman said that she must defer to her husband because of church rules.
‘I think it’s God’s will whatever happens,’ she testified.
My understanding is that it is also God’s will that homosexuals must be shunned by Christian businesses. The wonders of faith never cease to amaze.
The story from Daily Mail.com informs us that the convictions of Shannon Hickman and her husband Dale have been upheld, and they can expect to spend the next six years in prison. Little David Hickman would have been proud of the sacrifice his parents are making for their faith. Had he survived.