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A Clackamas County, Ore., couple are facing second degree manslaughter and criminal mistreatment charges after their 15-month-old daughter died from what the state medical examiner said were easily cured illnesses.


The infant girl, Ava Worthington, died March 2 from bacterial bronchial pneumonia and an infection, both of which could have been cured with common antibiotics, the medical examiner said.

But police say that instead of going to a doctor, 28-year-old Carl Worthington and his wife, Raylene, 25, opted to pray for their daughter.


The Worthingtons are members of the Followers of Christ Church in Oregon City, that has a history of shunning medical care in favor of faith healing.

A decade ago the church received national attention after KATU reported that the state medical examiner believed approximately 20 children whose parents belonged to the church, had died from untreated illnesses that were curable. [...]

Carl and Raylene Worthington, ABC News 7 Comments [4/30/2008 9:45:25 PM]
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Die in a fire.

1/3/2010 2:09:12 PM


Okay, there is no punishment too harsh for these people. Flogging, boiling in oil, tarred and feathered ... whatever. Still won't hurt as much as the agony that child went through before she died. Not. Even. Close.

Okay, I would settle for sterilisation (no anaesthetic!!) and tattooing "Baby Torturer" on their foreheads.

10/15/2011 9:19:04 PM


OK, a decade earlier a goverment official discover the death of nearly twenty children from neglect yet the church carried on with the same destructive methods unwatched.

You fundies can all shut the hell up about religious procecution and start looking real hard at where a lot of Americas problems begin.

10/16/2011 6:23:13 AM

Mark Poe

So you God did heard your prayers... by taking your child out of this world.

1/18/2013 11:56:59 AM


This is why a few Christians need some disasters in their lives, so they can suffer the way their children do

3/27/2013 7:04:28 PM

Everyone loves their children. Losing your child is the most unimaginable horror. This kind of thing proves just how much damage can be caused by ignorance. And I am not making excuses for those responsible; they should be held accountable.

3/27/2013 7:15:37 PM


I think it's time for another police raid on a psychotic religious compound to save some children.

3/27/2013 9:24:26 PM

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