The real travesty here is that the pastor who caused the death of 2-year-old Kent Schaible will never be brought to justice. Nelson A. Clark words are protected because he’s a pastor. Of course he’s a cult leader and nutball, but he’s a man of god too, so our politicians are afraid to go after him. It’s complete bullshit.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible were found guilty of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment. They pray over their son instead of taking him to the hospital for a relatively minor medical treatment that would have saved his life.
The Schaibles grew up in the church and have never received medical care themselves, not counting the help of the 84-year-old lay midwife who attends home births, according to pastor Nelson A. Clark.
Clark, 69, knew the couple as children and described them as honors students who dropped out of the church school in ninth grade, a year shy of the school's 10th grade graduation. Catherine Schaible did so at age 16 to begin teaching younger students, he said.
Clark balks at suggestions the church is a cult or fringe religion.
I’ll call it a cult. It’s a faith healing cult and it kills children.
The Schaibles are going to prison for ten years. Their surviving children will be protected by the state.
Nelson A. Clark shows no remorse. In my opinion he is culpable in the death of a child and responsible for the parents going to prison.
"The legal community is trying to force our church group to put them in the hands of this flawed medical system, when they have chosen to put them in the hands of a perfect God, who does not make mistakes," Clark said Friday.
It’s not the legal community, it’s your own stupidity. How many more children will die?