Yes I recognize the infammatory nature of my title but it only hints at the boiling rage I feel toward people who kill their children through neglect because of their insane beliefs. Right here in my state there is a trial for one of these deaths taking place . Also disturbing is the fact that according to the article there appears to be some sort of exemption in the TN law to normal child neglect laws as long as the parents are in a "recognized" church headed by a "duly accredited practitioner." . I had no idea this was the case . I am trying to get the detail on the law and to avoid any rash acts (such as storming the state capitol) until I see the actual language of the law.
My questions are
- Is there anyone here who feels that a parent should be able to withold reasonable generally accepted medical care from a child sue to the parent's religious beliefs. If so why the &$(*#&$( do you think that is any different at all from allowing the parent to starve the child or use a knife to carve messages into the child's skin for similar beliefs.
- Are y'all aware of any similar laws in your locations ? Apparently these exemptions are common.
PS I have found a group dedicated to eliminating these kinds of laws. I have just contributed to their support and I would recommend everyone else do the same .