Here I begin to list just a fraction of the cases in which children have been hurt or killed by parents who trusted God to do all the healing.
- Any child of a Jehovah’s Witness who died from blood loss. (Jehovah’s Witnesses believe the blood to be holy, and refuse blood transfusions.)
- My own uncle, who died of treatable intestinal problems when I was 3 or so years old, because his parents raised him as a Christian Scientist. He was in high school at the time. (Christian Scientists, followers of Mary Baker Eddy, refuse all medical treatment, usually.) I have no memories of my uncle. I just know how hurt my father was by his brother’s death, and by his father’s refusal to hold a funeral (it’s not the CS way).
- This 11-year-old-girl who died from juvenile diabetes, whose parents trusted prayer to heal her.
- Many more…