It’s not a new story. It happens all the time. We shrug it off as someone else’s problem. A kid dies. The parents that killed the kid get off free with a promise they won’t kill their other kids but of course they don’t renounce, even a tiny bit, the views that motivated them to already kill a kid. How many more will they have to kill before the courts act?
Of course I’m talking about a wackaloon xtian sect that takes some verse of the bible literally (their interpretation of “literal”, of course, not even shared with their fellow wackaloons) and determine that medical care for the kids is a sin. So an obviously dying kid that a trivial operation can save is allowed to die amidst all the wailing amen and praise jebus cries. We should publish the name of this sect of baby-killers, the same way they would undoubtedly picket an Planned Parenthood clinic:
General Assembly and Church of the First Born
And let’s publish the names of the actual baby-killers:
Russel and Brandi Bellew
The article says:
The case is one of many in which parents have been held criminally responsible for neglecting to seek medical attention for their children.
What criminally responsible? – probation! I bet I can’t go out and commit negligent homicide (and why such a puny charge) and just get probation. So some judge over-interprets the First Amendment and decides it justifies killing your kid.
Hey, I think I’ll try that. I know some adulterers, I’ll go stone them to death and claim I’m just exercising my religion. I know some people down the block I don’t like much so I’ll go put them in chains to be my slaves and claim I’m just exercising my religion. I can find justification for all sorts of evil in their book of fables and myths to justify lots of heinous crimes, hey, judge, just exercising my First Amendment rights.
Somewhere there is a cliche that the Constitution is “not a suicide pact”. I also don’t believe the Constitution is a cover story to allow primitive and unauthentic words to be interpreted by some modern day lunatics to commit crimes. But we continue to bow down to non-existent god(s) that many of us don’t believe in and justify all sorts of filth and despicable behavior while then simultaneously using the same myths to deny all sorts of rights to others. Sorry, folks, something is wrong here and it needs to change.