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In the name of God : the true story of the fight to save children from faith-healing homicide

by Stauth, Cameron.

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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 happ... Full description

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Summary: "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"--Provided by publisher.
Item Description: Includes index.
Physical Description: xiv, 466 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN: 9781250005793 (hardback)
1250005795 (hardback)
Author Notes: Author or coauthor of twenty-five books, including several national and international bestsellers, Cameron Stauth has been hailed by The New York Times as "a tireless reporter and a talented and graceful writer." Stauth has earned widespread critical acclaim for his narrative nonfiction, and his books have been published in ten languages and sixteen countries. He lives in Portland, Oregon, with his children, and is a member of the PEN American Center Freedom to Write Program.
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