Poisonous spiders and poisonous snakes get our immediate attention, but nothing kills like Jesus, coupled with stupidity. It’s Tuesday again and another occasion to pay tribute to a martyr to Jesus:
The Faith Tabernacle Congregation, founded here in 1897, bases its beliefs on a strict interpretation of the Bible. Among its tenets is the avoidance of all medical and surgical practices; members believe that healing will come from God.
The other victim, Karen Still, 9, was pronounced dead on arrival Thursday at Albert Einstein Medical Center. Her parents told the police she had been vomiting for four days.
Charles Reinert, presiding elder of the church, has declined to comment to reporters but has been cooperating with inquiries of health officials.
State law requires immunization before a child enters school, but exceptions are made for religious or medical reasons.
That term, “religious exemption,” requires some explanation. It’s code for “license to kill.”