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
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
A Christian Scientists perspective on Congressional Lobbying over healthcare and exemptions for Christian Scientists. Beautifully put and well worth the read.
The letter of Science plentifully reaches humanity to-day, but its spirit comes only in small degrees. The vital part, the heart and soul of Christian Science, is Love. Without this, the letter is but the dead body of Science, – pulseless, cold, inanimate. – Mary Baker Eddy.
In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy defines “Church” as the “structure of Truth and Love” and says the role of Church is to rouse “the dormant understanding… to the apprehension of spiritual ideas…”
Lately some members of the Christian Science church have been busy lobbying their politicians for exemptions for Christian Scientists from health insurance and laws regarding child neglect. And I’m sorry, but I have to ask – how is exempting Christian Scientists from health insurance laws and child neglect laws in any way going to help rouse anyone’s…
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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
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
I feel strongly about the separation of Church and State. I enjoy having the freedom to practice whatever I'd like, and the freedom from being forced to practice any particular religion. It makes me uncomfortable when "conservatives" with "Christian" values start lobbying Congress for laws that line up with their (Old Testament) views on morality … Continue reading Christian Science, Health Care & the Government