After their 2-year-old son died of untreated pneumonia in 2009, faith-healing advocates Herbert and Catherine Schaible promised a judge they would not let another sick child go without medical care.
But now they’ve lost an 8-month-old to what a prosecutor called “eerily similar” circumstances. And instead of another involuntary manslaughter charge, they’re now charged with third-degree murder.
I don’t see how anyone can profess faith in a supreme being who intervenes in their lives and then reject modern medicine. Are only miracles with trumpets and a choir acceptable? What makes these people think they’re so special that their god wouldn’t just send a doctor and antibiotics?