Would You Sacrifice Your Child For the Love of God?
The list seems endless…
Matthew Swan, age 16 months, died of spinal meningitis in 1977. His parents, Doug and Rita Swan, both lifelong Christian Scientists, retained Christian Science practitioners for spiritual "treatments." (Source)
[2-year-old] Harrison Johnson…In September of 1998 he was stung by over 430 yellow-jackets. His parents are Christians who believe in "faith-healing" so they prayed for him for seven hours before calling for medical help. Harrison died. (Source) Six minutes after the 911 call, the EMT’s arrived to find the toddler without a pulse and not breathing. His pupils were fixed and dilated. His parents admitted the boy had been unresponsive for 30 to 45 minutes...His parents belong to a group called The Fellowship, which reportedly shuns all medical care on grounds that doctors practice witchcraft. (Source)
MINNEAPOLIS As 11-year-old Ian Lundman vomited and urinated uncontrollably, then lapsed into a diabetic coma, his mother relied on her Christian Science faith to heal her dying son. (Source)
Saundra Arnold, Age: 13, Died (untreated intestinal blockage). Saundra was ill for 18 days with an intestinal blockage before she died. Her mother, a member of the Church of the First Born, was convicted of manslaughter. (Source)
A 2½-year-old boy becomes ill. His parents, David and Ginger Twitchell, do not seek traditional medical assistance. Instead, as members of the Christian Science Church, they rely on prayer and faith as their church teaches. Several times the child appears to get better, so the parents believe their prayers and the prayers of the Christian Science practitioner with whom they are consulting are working. Robyn Twitchell dies on April 8, 1986, of peritonitis from a congenital bowel obstruction after five days of being ill. (Source)
The mother of a 12-year-old who died of complications from diabetes has sued a group of Christian Scientists and their church, saying they treated him with prayers when he needed medical care...The boy, Andrew Wantland, would have lived had he received routine treatment with insulin and fluids, said Jim Wakefield, the woman's lawyer. Andrew was dead on arrival at St. Jude Hospital in La Habra on Dec. 20, 1992. (Source) ...A Christian Science practitioner attempted to heal him with prayer for four days. He lost thirty pounds. On the last day of his life, he was emaciated, vomiting, and urinating frequently. Later in the day he was unable to eat, drink, make eye contact, speak, or move around. (Source)Continued on the next page