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When religion kills

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Posted: Thursday, September 5, 2013 10:30 am

Dear Editor:

Since 1975, over 300 children have died because medical care was denied due to religious beliefs. In 2008, 11-year-old Madeline Kara Neumann died of undiagnosed diabetes. She grew weak, became too sick to speak, eat, drink or walk. Her parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, believed visiting a doctor was like worshipping an idol.

As her condition got worse, her grandmother begged them to take her to a doctor. Her grandfather tried to give her Pedialyte, but her mom said that would take the “glory” away from God.

After Kara died, on Easter Sunday her still delusional mom told police that God would raise Kara from the dead. (The parents need psychiatric help — in prison!)

Doctors said Kara might have survived if she had gotten medical care before she stopped breathing. Or if her parents weren’t religious imbeciles!

Robert La Rosa

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