Wildfires Set Skies Aglow, Hint at Apocalypse

Wildfires Set Skies Aglow, Hint at Apocalypse

Apocalypse. Armageddon. Plague. Judgment Day. Even in the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of the country noted for its low percentage of church attenders, religious language is being used by many to describe the recent fires, smoke-filled air and Wednesday’s surreal...

Oregon Strips Faith-healing Parents of Legal Defenses

PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Gov. John Kitzhaber has signed a new law that removes the remnants of Oregon’s legal protection for parents who rely solely on faith healing instead of traditional medical care for their children. Kitzhaber signed the bill without comment on June...

Ore. Couple Convicted in Faith-healing Trial

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) After just an hour of deliberation, jurors on Tuesday (June 7) unanimously found two members of a faith-healing church guilty of felony criminal mistreatment for not seeking medical care for their daughter. Timothy and Rebecca Wyland face up to...

Lawyers: Faith-healing Parents Sought Care for Daughter

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) Two faith-healing parents pleaded with child-welfare workers for permission to take their infant daughter to a doctor and keep her out of state custody, defense attorneys said Tuesday (May 31). The Oregon Department of Human Services refused...

Faith-healing Ore. Couple Released from Prison

OREGON CITY, Ore. (RNS) Two members of a controversial Oregon City church that rejects medical treatment were released from prison Wednesday (March 30) after serving time in the faith-healing death of their teenage son. Jeffrey and Marci Beagley were convicted on a...