It’s a failure to be reasonable when a parent prays while their child dies of a curable condition. But murdering the child in the name of faith?
A six-week-old baby was killed by her bipolar mother after she stuffed pages from the Bible into the infant’s mouth…..Christian fundamentalist Julia Lovemore, 41, killed daughter Faith by stuffing her mouth with paper then dousing her in white spirit and jumping up and down on her body.
There’s a lot of room for blame in this tragedy. The lady has a history of religious fanaticism, and the NHS missed signs. But faith was clearly a major component.
Lovemore’s aunt had reported her to authorities after becoming concerned over her ‘religious fervour’, saying she had distanced herself from her family, branding them ‘heathens’.
The NHS does get some blame, the mother has some history.
It was ruled that too much time was spent on determining whether the family’s extreme religious views were a sign of mental illness rather than looking at the risk they posed to the children.
I’ll save the NHS some taxpayer money; Extreme religious views are a sign of mental illness. People who claim to hear voices are in clear need of assistance from a mental health professional. People who hear voice and claim those voices are God should get no exception.
These kids didn’t deserve to die at the faith of their parents.
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