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Neumanns get light sentence for murder of daughter

Well, I have to admit I did not see this one coming; although, in hindsight maybe I should have.  Dale and Leilani Neumann, the Wisconsin couple who decided they’re rather pray over their diabetic daughter rather than pay for medical … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Neumanns…

The Associated Press reports that Dale Neumann, “a central Wisconsin man accused of killing his 11-year-old daughter by praying instead of seeking medical care was found guilty Saturday of second-degree reckless homicide.”  Hallelujah.  (Ahem.) Earlier this year, Neumann’s wife Leilani … Continue reading

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Neumann on trial for death of daughter

As we discussed in podcast #54, Dale and Leilani Neumann are a Wisconsin couple who allowed their daughter to suffer a prolonged death from diabetes, relying on prayer to heal her rather than seeking medical attention. Fittingly, Leilani was convicted … Continue reading

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Podcast #54 – When Religion Kills Children

We look at two tragic cases in the news in which religion and child welfare conflict (to say the least).  First, a Minnesota court has ordered 13-year-old Daniel Hauser to undergo chemo to treat his cancer, but he and his … Continue reading

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Is it religion–or insanity–killing these kids?

I’m not one of those who thinks religious upbringing is necessarily tantamount to child abuse, but occasionally items pop up in the news that really make me think hard about how to separate “mere” religious belief from downright delusional behavior. … Continue reading

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