An Idaho church came under fire for rejecting medical care for young children.
The Followers of Christ Church is a small Christian denomination found in Oregon, Idaho and Oklahoma that practices faith-healing.
Currently, under Idaho law, a parent cannot be prosecuted if they refuse medical care for their child on religious grounds.
At the capitol, a group advocating for change pleaded their case, saying this practice is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of children. They say Idaho’s laws needs to change.
Critics say faith-healing is responsible for the deaths of hundreds of children.
CBS 2 News reports, who did not speak at the panel, argue that they have a right to religious freedom. And that the state can’t take one aspect of the religion away without threatening the entire faith.
Protect Idaho Kids sponsored the panel discussion at the Capitol. It’s pushing legislators to limit religious exemptions for faith-healing in Idaho.