Neumann Found Guilty of 2nd Degree Reckless Homicide

Saturday, May 23, 2009
No shit.

9 comments:

mfheadcase said...

Good. Maybe, just maybe, this will encourage woos and religious whackjobs to look toward evidence based medicines before more kids die.

"Religious extremism is a Muslim terrorist," Linehan said. "They are saying these parents were so far off the scale that they murdered their child. The woman did everything she could to help her. That is the injustice in this case."

This fucking lawyer now... A bigot as well as a liar, religious extremism is exactly what it says on the label, and is independent of what religion the whackadoo claims. The Neumanns did NOTHING for their child, everything they could do includes seeking the advice of actual experts they are over their heads.

Thordr said...

you know, she might have had a leg to stand on if she had claimed something like not being able to afford treatment.
Personaly I would sell all I have, and I'd let the world burn if it saved my daughter.

vince said...

That woman did NOT do everything she could to help her daughter. I'm a Christian. I believe in the power of prayer. I also believe in the power of modern medicine.

I hope her husband is convicted as well. Hell, I'd like to see ALL of the people there when the child died charged and convicted. Any one of them could have dialed 911.

vince said...

That is, called 911 long before the child died.

Neumann's stepfather, Brian Gordon, said his stepdaughter did nothing wrong in trusting in God to heal her daughter. "We should have that right in this country," he said.If you're an adult, and you make that choice for yourself, fine. That's your choice, your right. But if it's a child, I call bullshit. You have NO right to allow a child to die for your beliefs.

Yes, I'm angry.

And I second Thordr.

Jim Wright said...

a test of faith.

See here's the thing, the adults, - Neumann's little prayer groupies - sat around the girl singing and chanting and praying. The girl died. The singing, the psalms, the praying, the chanting, and calling on the almighty to heal the kid DID NOT WORK. And in fact, it NEVER works. NEVER.As a test of faith, it's a bust. Period. If there is a God, he's saying quite clearly - "You're a fucking idiot. Take your kid to the hospital, dickwad." And in fact, as I remember the bible says that he only helps those who help themselves - which is a pretty good way of saying "you're on your own, labrats."

If there isn't a god, then these people are dolts, they might as well ask the furniture or the clouds or spirit of the trees to help them.

Either way, the operative term here is that these people are complete fucking idiots. And stupidity is usually terminal, unfortunately in this case the person who died was a kid, an eleven year old kid who trusted these fucking idiots, and kid who could have been easily saved by simple medicine.

Faith healing? Give me a fucking break. If the kid had a deep puncture wound and was bleeding to death, would they pray to God to stop the bleeding? Or would they slap a bandage over the wound? Now seriously, where's your faith then?
But, the real kicker is the final "test of faith" hypocrisy:

Linehan said Neumann didn't realize her daughter was so ill and did all she could do to help, in line with the family's belief in faith-healing.
Ahhhh, so, God only heals the minor things, eh? And if Neumann had known just how sick her kid was, she'd have punted God the Amateur out of the way and gone to the doctor. Is that about right?

Faith healing my ass.

Random Michelle K said...

Jim,

You know the joke about the guy who fell off a cliff right?

Idiots like that remind me of the punch line to that joke, "I sent two guys with a rope and a helicopter, what more did you want?!"

mfheadcase said...

Article that quotes astatement from Neumann: http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/article/20090526/WDH0101/90526032/1981

No remorse, just self serving claims of persecution, because she is a Christian who prayed for her daughter.

No mention of the fact the praying is all that she and her husband did.

Janiece Murphy said...

mfheadcase, we've already determined that this woman's grasp of reality is tenuous at best.

Do her comments really surprise you?

mfheadcase said...

What surprises me is that there are apparently people who freaking AGREE with her.

I generally think of myself as cynical, more of this stuff grinding out what hope i have for a rational world, and i might really get there.