Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science

For a more comprehensive overview of damage caused Christian Science treatment and religious exemptions, please see  Children’s Healthcare Is a Legal Duty (CHILD), which has a list of situations where Christian Science (among others) has fought for religious exemptions, often with fatal consequences. http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=171 http://childrenshealthcare.org/?page_id=200 More from CHILD on Religious Exemptions From Parental Duties Of Care Christian Science is quite … Continue reading Resources: Religious Exemptions & Christian Science

UPDATED: Calling your Congress People on Religious Exemptions

As a general rule, I try not to get involved in politics, but I don’t feel that religions should be exempted from anything — they should pay taxes, they should have to enroll in health care. As Jesus reminded them, render unto Caesar what is Caesar’s. Jesus also said “suffer the little children” (Matthew 19:14) … Continue reading UPDATED: Calling your Congress People on Religious Exemptions

When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All

I’ve been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All

Part 3 & 4: Nothing Has Gone Right, God’s Law is never wrong

This is part of a series of posts on God’s Perfect Child: Living and Dying in the Christian Science Church by Caroline Fraser. For all posts on this topic, see the tag God’s Perfect Child This post contains some affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org Part 3: Nothing has Gone Right Part … Continue reading Part 3 & 4: Nothing Has Gone Right, God’s Law is never wrong

Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor

From Lucia Greenhouse, shared with permission. Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor: “Why do some parents choose not to vaccinate? (From the Christian Science Monitor (Feb 3, 2015) By Amanda Paulson, Staff writer FEBRUARY 3, 2015 It’s a question that’s being asked with increased intensity and often hostility in the wake of a measles outbreak … Continue reading Debunking this article from the Christian Science Monitor

the bogeymen in the Christian Science closet

The other morning Homeschoolers Anonymous shared a piece from Libby Anne’s blog Love Joy Feminism entitled Talking to Kids About Social Services, Part 1 I could have written the opening paragraph, but I would have replaced “homeschooling” with “Christian Science” I grew up afraid of social services. Social workers were something of a bogeyman in the … Continue reading the bogeymen in the Christian Science closet

Christian Science, the Affordable Health Care Act & Congressional Lobbying

The Christian Science Church has a special Committee on Publication’s U.S. Federal Office: Located in Washington, DC, this office works with U.S. Congressional, executive, and regulatory offices to help them and the public gain a more accurate understanding of Christian Science. We follow developments in health care and insurance, and we work to ensure that … Continue reading Christian Science, the Affordable Health Care Act & Congressional Lobbying