Faith healing has deep roots in American history, and yet it may seem surprising that in the 21st century, children still die because parents choose not to seek medical help from physicians.
State laws across the nation exempt members of religious groups from prosecution if they choose faith healing over science. Asser and a colleague, Rita Swan, have been trying to get states to repeal such laws, arguing that safety should always come first, no matter what the parents believe.
"We can't legislate good parenting, but at least we shouldn't have laws allowing bad parenting," said Swan, who now heads the advocacy group Children's Healthcare....
While it's very sad to see children die due to this, in my opinion, to change it is to open the doors for government to decide what's best for our children. While it may start with this common sense approach, what's next? Requiring immunizations made from aborted fetal tissue? Eliminating homeschooling? Whenever the government thinks they know best, it usually leads to tyranny. What these people who would trust in "faith" healing need is the unadulterated truth of the Gospel, not simply government regulation.