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106 Oregon’s failure to repeal the affirmative defense for the most serious crimes devalues the lives of children who die at the hands of their religious parents. In contrast, California legislation places religious parents and caretakers on a level playing field with all others who commit manslaughter. Laurie Grouard Walker, who was a Christian Scientist, treated her four-year-old daughter for bacterial meningitis solely with prayer, and the child died. When the Sacramento District Attorney’s Office filed criminal charges against the mother, she argued that she was “absolutely protected” from criminal liability by the religion clauses of the federal and California constitutions.

These groups are discussed in further detail in Chapter 3. The FLDS’s attitude, though, is just a more extreme version of the pervasive belief in the United States that religion is above the law. montreal, canada. A 52-year-old man is being tried on charges of sexual assault of a girl who was 10 years old at the time (and is now 15). His defense is religious liberty! He claims that he married the girl under the aegis of the evangelical Christian sect he started. 56 The girl tells a very different story of childhood sexual abuse, lasting for several years, while the mother apparently knew nothing of the abuse.

59 According to the complaint, West was 13 years old when the molestation occurred, and while the church knew about it, it did nothing and did not notify the authorities. ” Another one of Silva’s alleged victims, Shane Pence, claimed to have been sexually attacked for five years, starting at the tender age of seven. When his mother reported the abuse to the church, the family was warned not to contact the authorities and assured that the church would deal with the issue. xml CB900/Hamilton 0 521 85304 4 April 15, 2005 26 / GOD VS.

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