Idaho is up for even more children dying from religious medical neglect

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A legislative committee in Idaho is about to consider a bill that would endanger the lives of countless children in that state. Senate Bill 1182, filed by Sen. Dan Johnson, aims to change the laws that provide religious exemptions to parents who deny their children needed medical care. Already, more children die of “faith healing” […]

What if there was a way to protect children from being harmed in the name of faith?

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There are different ways to go about trying to end religious child maltreatment. The problem is, none have been too successful. It’s time for a new approach.   I’ve looked at this problem…a lot. Is the plan to hope that religion just one day goes away? Not going to happen. The best way to protect children in faith communities […]

What does a victim of child sexual abuse look like? Don’t ask Christianity Today.

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An embarrassing apology published by Christianity Today shows that leaders in the faith community still have a lot to learn about child sexual abuse. The readers of Christianity Today have taught the magazine a lesson—they know more about child sexual abuse then its editors do. Last Monday, CT published an article on its Leadership Journal […]

What Is Religious Child Maltreatment?

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When I began writing my book, Breaking Their Will, the term religious child maltreatment did not exist. At least, Google had never heard of it. I found its absence indicative of just how little had been said about religion’s potential to harm children…