[Upon being found guilty of second-degree reckless homicide for refusing to give her daughter insulin for religious reasons.]
"My faith in God does not waver in the midst of this storm. We have peace in God, regardless of the decision made yesterday. Our emotions do not hinge on how, or if, the rest of the world approves of our actions. We live for God’s approval alone, standing with the apostles and many others willing to be thrown into the fiery furnace if need be, but we WILL NOT worship or bow down to any other God. I did what I thought was lawful. I didn’t realize it would be a crime to pray for my daughter. I didn’t realize the medical experts for the prosecution would consider me a medical expert concerning my daughter’s condition. I have never read a medical book. I do not watch TV and, therefore, have never seen a medical show. I do not know what a coma is, nor was I saying this word. This word came out through the press and other witnesses. Later on Sunday, I recognized a change in Kara’s condition, as we witnessed the deep sleep and a completely limp body, but for reasons some may not understand, I was not fearful -- thinking this was something my daughter could fully recover from. Again, I did not understand what the changes in Kara’s body meant, whether good or bad, so we sought for answers from God. Doctors themselves depend on modern medical equipment to help them develop a diagnosis and determine the condition of a patient after many tests. My leaning is spiritual, so I, along with others, did believe God would supply the answers through prayer.
"This trial was completely unfair, in our opinion, and it is going to take a higher power to bring Righteous Justice. I have given Brian Gordan, my stepfather, the liberty to be my spokesman in the natural realm to fight against the injustice of these actions against us. I, along with many others who believe in True Justice, will continue to fight on in the spiritual realm. The battle is far from over and the verdict shows us how much more work needs to be done in our fight for religious freedom and parental liberty of decent, law-abiding citizens who love their children."
Leilani Neumann, http://www.helptheneumanns.com 110 Comments
[5/27/2009 9:54:57 AM]
Fundie Index: 107