Leilani and Dale Neuman stood by as their diabetic daughter slipped into sickness, then acute illness and finally death from diabetic ketoacidosis. As followers of an online faith community called Unleavened Bread Ministries, which rejects medicine, they did nothing as their little girl died of an entirely treatable condition. Tell me these people should not be punished.
God may, according to some of our beliefs, have had a hand in the tragic death of 11 year old, Kara Neumann, but her parents killed her. Now they have been charged by authorities in Marathon County WI, where they live and their daughter died, for their role in her death. Can anyone really be upset about this?
As the judge who ordered the couple to stand trial remarked, “The free exercise of religion clause of the First Amendment protects religious belief, but not necessarily conduct”.