Tuesday, June 24, 2008
15 மாத பெண்குழந்தை எவாவை ஏசு என்ற யூத தெய்வத்திடம் பிரார்த்தனை செய்து குணப்படுத்த முடியாமல் கொன்றுவிட்ட பெற்றோர் கைது
ஏற்கெனவே இந்த சர்ச்சில் ஒரு தம்பதியினர் ஏசு என்ற யூத பழங்குடி தெய்வத்தை கும்பிட்டு குணமாக்கப்போகிறேன் என்று கிளம்பி 15 மாத குழந்தை எவாவை கொன்றுவிட்டனர்.
அவர்கள் தற்போது நீதியின் முன்னால் நிறுத்தப்பட்டுள்ளனர்.
Teen, 16, with ties to faith healing church dies
YouNewsTV™Story Published: Jun 17, 2008 at 10:51 PM PDT
Story Updated: Jun 18, 2008 at 11:26 AM PDT
By Anita Kissee & News Services Video GLADSTONE, Ore. - A 16-year-old boy whose parents rely on prayer instead of medical care has died following an illness marked by stomach pains and shortness of breath, the authorities said.
Police got the call around 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and said the family was at the home when the teen, who has not been identified, passed away.
According to Sgt. Lynne Benton with the Gladstone Police Department, the boy had been sick for about a week and his family did not seek medical care because they are with the Followers of Christ Church and believe in faith healing.
"It's heartwrenching to see this happen," Benton said. "Of course, I'm an objective observer, so I don't know details of their faith but just from my own observation, it's very sad."
The boy had been complaining of a stomach ache, shortness of breath and other symptoms before he died. Police said his family refused to get help from doctors, instead anointing him with oil and relying on prayer.
The Followers of Christ Church has been in the spotlight in recent months after two of its members, 28-year-old Carl Worthington and 25-year-old Raylene Worthington, were charged with manslaughter and criminal mistreatment charges in the death of their 15-month-old daughter, Ava.
The infant died March 2 from bacterial bronchial pneumonia and an infection, both of which the state medical examiner said could have easily been cured with common antibiotics.
And, in a twist, police said the teen who died Tuesday evening is the cousin of Ava Worthington.
Police investigators and representatives from the Department of Human Services were at the Gladstone home Tuesday night. They were treating the teen's death as suspicious and planned to forward their findings to the district attorney's office, which will then decide whether criminal charges are warranted.
As for Carl and Raylene Worthington, they pleaded not guilty in their case and are scheduled to go to trial on Jan. 26, 2009.
The Followers of Christ Church has been the center of controversy not only in recent months but also a decade ago. The church gained national attention back then when the number of child deaths among parishioners was brought to light.
The ensuing media coverage led to the removal of Oregon's spiritual healing shield, which protected parents who used prayer instead of medicine to treat deadly diseases.