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

Shirley Ringo ringoshirl at moscow.com
Sat Apr 16 06:26:51 PDT 2016

Rep. John Gannon from Boise is definitely one of the good guys in Idaho¹s
legislature.  He has been working for some time to introduce legislation
to get rid of the faith healing exemption.  This is something that must be
done.  I am glad Marty put a big light on it.


On 4/15/16, 11:20 PM, "Saundra Lund" <v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm> wrote:

>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
>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
>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
>Then Heider took refuge in the U.S. Constitution: "I don't think that
>have a right to interfere in religion."
>When Wilson pressed about children who are dying, Heider said this: "Are
>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
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