Dying to Believe

Some more of the same


Tuesday again. It must be time for another one of these:

ALBANY, Ore. (KOIN 6) — Wenona and Travis Rossiter, convicted of manslaughter in the death of their 12-year-old daughter, were each sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday.

Syble Rossiter died in February 2013 of a treatable form of diabetes. Her parents opted to use prayer instead of medicine for the girl, and were convicted in the case in November.

The Rossiters are members of the Church of the First Born, whose members believe traditional medical treatment is sinful.

I apologize for the heartless meme at the top of this post. However, a point needs to be driven home. If any reader has missed it so far, the point is that faith healing does not work. People die. More specifically, faith healing does not work because God does not work. People are dying because they, or other people, accept myth over fact.

Which brings up the Alliance Defending Freedom, about which there will be more later. The ADF burns a lot of energy toward of subordinating United States law to religious preference. One endeavor of the ADF involves placing paid ads on Facebook. Cases they advance are often comical on the face. Here is one:


I sometimes wonder whether the people who “like” and repost these messages realize what is at the dark end of this cave.


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