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Oregon To Prohibit Faith-Healing Defense

It’s about fucking time:

Oregon is getting ready to end legal protection to parents who abandon modern medicine in favor of faith healing when treating their children’s illness. House Bill 2721 would eliminate faith healing as a legal defense for parents who rely only on faith healing or other spiritual practices to heal sick children.

The change in law can be understood as a direct response to the Oregon City church, The Followers of Christ. The church is notorious for allowing sick children to suffer and even die rather than seeking medical attention. The church preaches a religion based in faith-healing, a religion that rejects modern medicine in favor of prayer and the anointing of the sick with oil.

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Continue reading on Examiner.com: Religion: Oregon to eliminate faith healing as legal defense – Portland Humanist | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/humanist-in-portland/religion-oregon-to-eliminate-faith-healing-as-legal-defense#ixzz1EzmOLq3Y

There is currently no opposition to this bill from any side.

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Oregon’s Beauty

…been looking at this for the past week — no cell, no internet — just peace and quiet.

Wallowa Mountains, Joseph, Oregon

view of Wallowa Mountains from front porch, Joseph, Oregon / October 2010

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