[Vision2020] Kudos to LMT's Marty Trillhaase: Jeers to guy who ignores dying kids

Saundra Lund v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm
Fri Apr 15 23:20:01 PDT 2016


Following up on The Guardian's article about Idaho's failure -- yet again --
to get rid of Idaho's faith killing (aka "healing") exemption from
prosecution that Ron posted yesterday, Marty Trillhaase included dishonest
Sen. Heider in his Cheers & Jeers column in the Lewiston Tribune today.  I
don't subscribe to the Trib, but we do subscribe to the Spokesman, which is
where I read the following:


JEERS ... to Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee Chairman Sen. Lee
Heider, R-Twin Falls.  It's bad enough he went back on his pledge to give
state Rep. John Gannon, D-Boise, a hearing on a bill to reform Idaho's
faith-healing loophole.  Under the law in Idaho - and five other states -
parents who deny their children medical care on religious grounds cannot be

He keeps changing his story.

When The Guardian's Jason Wilson asked him about it, Heider said Gannon
never lodged a bill.  Not so.

Next he said the Idaho attorney general and Canyon County prosecutor told
him the laws needed no changing.  Wilson reported both offices denied that.

Then Heider took refuge in the U.S. Constitution: "I don't think that states
have a right to interfere in religion."

When Wilson pressed about children who are dying, Heider said this: "Are we
going to stop Methodists from reading the New Testament? Are we going to
stop Catholics (from) receiving the sacraments? ..."

Huh? - M.T.

Many thanks to Marty for nailing this.

Saundra Lund
Moscow, ID

I distrust those who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice
it always coincides with their own desires.
~ Susan B. Anthony

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