[Vision2020] Kudos to LMT's Marty Trillhaase: Jeers to guy who ignores dying kids
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Sat Apr 16 10:40:28 PDT 2016
Thanks, Shirley -- Rep. Gannon is my absolute hero on this! I cannot
imagine how disappointing and frustrating it must be to have Sen. Heider,
the chair of the Health and Welfare Committee, lie directly to one's face,
and then lie publically -- it's a clear indication of the sad, sad state of
at least some GOP political affairs in Idaho :-(
I'm ***so*** glad he's going to keep trying -- sometimes it takes Idaho's
GOP legislators a loonnggg time to figure out things other states'
legislators Get rather quickly. <sigh>
The moral test of government is how it treats those who are in the dawn of
life, the children; those who are in the twilight of life, the aged; and
those who are in the shadows of life, the sick, the needy and the
~ Hubert Horatio Humphrey
From: Shirley Ringo [mailto:ringoshirl at moscow.com]
Sent: Saturday, April 16, 2016 6:27 AM
To: Saundra Lund <v2020 at ssl1.fastmail.fm>; 'vision2020 at moscow.com'
<Vision2020 at moscow.com>
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Kudos to LMT's Marty Trillhaase: Jeers to guy who
ignores dying kids
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
>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 prosecuted.
>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
>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.
>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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