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In the Name of God: The True Story of the…

In the Name of God: The True Story of the Fight to Save Children from…

by Cameron Stauth

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The story is important because it is remarkable how many children are harmed in these religious cults. A key point of the account is how the fanatics are protected from prosecution by long-standing religious " shield laws." Another case or cases of how much harm is done in the name of religion. ( )
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"In a small Oregon town, American criminal history reached a tipping point when a series of sensational trials exposed the darkest side of American fundamentalism. Over the past decades, thousands of children had died at the hands of their own parents--legally. Local authorities knew why it was happening, and who was responsible--but did nothing--because faith-based neglect was not a crime. In the Name of God tells the story of how police, prosecutors, and a lone church member triumphed over religious zealotry. Though the fight against faith healing continues around the country, the triumph in Oregon shows a path towards a better future, in which no child needs to die for the sake of a parent's faith"--… (more)

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