In a case that is gruesomely similar to the one involving Dale & Leilani Neumann, about which we first reported here, Damn You! Damn You All To Hell!, we read in the Christian Post, presumably an unbiased source: Faith-Healing Couple Convicted in Son’s Death. Here are some excerpts, with bold added by us:
The Pennsylvania parents who turned to prayer instead of medicine as their son died of bacteria pneumonia were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment Friday.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible could face five to 10 years in prison for the manslaughter charge and 3-1/2 to seven years for endangering the welfare of a child in the 2009 death of their 2-year-old son.
Involuntary manslaughter? It seems to us that refusing to seek medical treatment is a deliberate decision. Let’s read on:
The couple, who have six other children, must await until Feb. 2 to be sentenced by Common Pleas Judge Carolyn Engel Temin. Bail was set at $150,000 pending that hearing, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
We hope none of the remaining six becomes seriously ill. The article continues:
During the trial, defense attorneys argued that faith played no part in the parents’ decision to forgo medical care for their son, Kent Schaible. They said the couple thought their son was suffering from a severe cold and was not very sick.
Ah, it wasn’t their religion. They just didn’t know the boy was sick. Right! But there are two sides to this story. Here’s more:
A statement made by Herbert Schaible to homicide detectives was read during the trial, in which he said, “We tried to fight the devil, but in the end the devil won.”
Whatcha gonna do? The devil is a powerful adversary. One more excerpt:
Herbert, 42, teaches at a school run by the couple’s church, First Century Gospel Church, and Catherine, 41, is a stay-at-home mother.
First Century? That sounds about right. So your Curmudgeon located that church’s website: [the original link is dead, try this — First Century Gospel Church] and we found this page: [their “what we believe” link is now dead]. It lists [well, it used to list] ten articles of faith, including this one, number 7:
Believing faith in the atonement work of Jesus includes trusting God for healing without medicine, for divine protection without devices, and for daily needs without laid-up money.
That’s nice. First Century medicine at its finest. But we were curious to know if this group is also creationist. We found a page with several Sermons, and that’s where we came across this goodie: Creation by God, sub-titled: “The choice between the truth of the Creation story, and the lie of evolution.” It’s everything you’d expect, including:.
Everyone must choose whether to believe the truth of God’s creation story, or the lie of the evolution theory. The creation account in Genesis is 100% accurate, but the theory of evolution is totally in error. Biblical facts are completely opposed to evolution beliefs. Every design has a designer, and random chance has no chance.
If we believe that God has the power to create anything, then we should also believe He can do anything or heal any oppression.
Satan wants to discredit God by refuting creation and endorsing evolution. A multitude of mistakes, myths, and misinformation have been discovered in the evolution theory, but this lie remains in public school textbooks.
If Satan can have us question whether God created the world, he can have us doubt all of Scripture. If someone rejects the truth of creation by an all-powerful Creator, they would also reject divine healing by an all-powerful God.
We don’t need to add any commentary, dear reader. The situation speaks for itself.
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