There are 42 people signed up to offer public testimony this morning to the Legislature's Children at Risk/Faith Healing working group, many of them from groups that support faith healing or oppose childhood vaccinations. There are more than 60 people in the audience.
Co-Chair Rep. Joe Palmer, R-Meridian, cautioned those who will speak to avoid personal attacks. "This is about the law that we’re dealing with," he said. "Be very respectful. … Talk about the law and how it affects you, how it affects others. … Keep the personalities out of it."
"We have a lot of people signed up. I'm hoping to get through everybody," he said.