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Hearn: Faith healing loophole must go

Tom Hearn, Democratic candidate for legislative office now held by Rep. Kathy Sims, Facebooks:

"(Faith healing exemption) is something I really have no patience for. I used to work in Child Protective Services and have seen abused and neglected children. People have a right to believe in whatever they want, and I am a Christian, but people's beliefs should not include letting a child get very sick and die due to medical neglect. God gave us a brain and I believe he expects for us to use it. When in the legislature next year I will fight as best I can to not have a faith healing exception in the law. These legislators who are making this decision should be required to spend some time in a CPS office reviewing case files and visiting with children who were harmed by medical neglect. We can do better in Idaho."

DFO: I agree. Thoughts?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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