Project Idaho Press Coverage

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Below are articles that relate to Idaho’s “faith healing” religious exemptions and other issues we follow. Click here to return to the #ProjectIdaho page.

 

October 20, 2016

BLOG: Senate Dem candidates call for changing faith-healing law; GOP incumbents wary

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

October 11, 2016

Interim panel punts on faith-healing recommendation

Associated Press by Kimberlee Kruesi

 

October 10, 2016

Dozens offer emotional testimony for and against Idaho’s faith-healing laws

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

October 10, 2016

Testimony: ‘We’ve seen it work in Oregon,’ ‘Sorceries, witchcraft,’ ‘Let parents parent’

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

October 10, 2016

Emotions Run ‘Raw’ in Faith-Healing Testimony at Idaho Statehouse

Boise Weekly by George Prentice

 

October 10, 2016

Faith healing hearing wraps up; panel will make no recommendation, but some members working on bills

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

October 10, 2016

Big crowd for children at risk/faith healing hearing

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

August 16, 2016

Idaho could find middle ground on faith healing

Idaho Statesman by Jacob M. Appel

 

August 16, 2016

Harrelson letter: Faith healing

Idaho Statesman by Willa Harrelson

 

August 14, 2016

Local column: Trust in God, but tie up your camel

Post Register by Sean Coletti

 

August 10, 2016

Idaho Legislature’s Faith Healing Panel Offers No Recommendations

Boise Weekly by Harrison Berry

 

August 9, 2016

McCarthy letter: Faith healing

Idaho Statesman by Laura J. McCarthy

 

August 5, 2016

Idaho begins review of faith-healing exemption

Idaho State Journal by Kimberlee Krueski

 

August 5, 2016

Hearn: Faith healing loophole must go

The Spokesman-Review by D.F. Oliveria

 

August 4, 2016

Faith healers: Change to Idaho law won’t change our beliefs

Idaho Statesman by Bill Dentzer

 

August 4, 2016

Lawmakers scrutinize Idaho’s faith-healing exemption from child neglect, manslaughter charges

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

August 4, 2016

Idaho Legislature Panel Considers Faith Healing, Child Mortality and Religious Exemptions

Boise Weekly by Harrison Berry

 

August 4, 2016

Idaho lawmakers begin review of faith-healing exemption

KTVB.com by Kimberlee Kruesi

 

August 4, 2016

Lawmakers Study Idaho Faith Healing Exemptions

Boise State Public Radio by Frankie Barnhill

 

August 4, 2016

Faith healing panel hearing opens, ‘really about balancing interests,’ co-chair says

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

July 31, 2016

Prosecutor: ‘This is about the rights of children’

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

July 31, 2016

Lawmakers to gather this week to consider faith-healing and children at risk, state worker benefits, foster care system

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

July 31, 2016

Religious freedom or medical neglect?

Post Register by Bill Dentzer

 

July 29, 2016

Religious freedom or medical neglect? Idaho lawmakers take up faith-healing exemption

Idaho Statesman by Bill Dentzer

 

July 22, 2016

Group Ramps Up Advocacy Against Idaho Faith Healing Exemptions

Boise State Public Radio by Frankie Barnhill

 

July 13, 2016

Idaho loophole allows kids to die

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

July 11, 2016

State Report: Five more Idaho children died in 2013 because parents had religious objections to medical treatment

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

July 12, 2016

New report says 5 infants died in 2013 who didn’t get health care on religious grounds

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

July 12, 2016

Idaho Child Fatality Report Says Five Kids Died In 2013 Because Their Parents Believed In Faith Healing

KBOI

 

June 17, 2016

Interim committees to review Medicaid gap, school funding

Associated Press by Kimberlee Kruesi

 

June 17, 2016

Lawmakers eyeing three ‘working groups,’ on health care for poor, faith healing, invasive species

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

June 16, 2016

Medicaid, Faith-Healing Work Groups to Be Named Friday

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

June 15, 2016

Medicaid, Faith-Healing Work Groups to Be Named Friday

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

May 5, 2016

Canyon County legislative candidates meet for forum

Idaho Press-Tribune by Torrie Cope

 

May 4, 2016

Wynhausen letter: Faith healing

Idaho Statesman by Bob Wynhausen

 

April 27, 2016

BLOG: Survey Shows Who is For, Against Faith-healing Law

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

April 27, 2016

Faith Healing Needs to be Punishable by Law

BigThink.com by Derek Beres

 

April 25, 2016

Faith healing in state lawmakers’ scope

KIVITV.com by Jacob Melder

 

April 21, 2016

Woman who blames parents for health woes looks to shut down faith healers

FoxNews.com by Hollie McKay

 

April 20, 2016

What about faith or religion that harms children?

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette by William H. Steen, Jr.

April 19, 2016

BLOG: Idaho Faith-Healing Law Makes National TV

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

April 19, 2016

Otter hopeful that lawmakers will convene working group to look into faith healing exemption, child deaths

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Russell

 

April 19, 2016

Idaho faith-healing exemption hits national airwaves today

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Russell

 

April 19, 2016

Young Woman’s Battle for Her Life

Good Morning America

 

April 19, 2016

Disabled woman wants faith-healing parents prosecuted for lack of medical care

The Today Show

 

April 15, 2016

Prayers For Healing: Mariah Walton Wants Her Fundamentalist Religious Parents Prosecuted For Not Taking Her To The Doctor

Medical Daily by Ali Venosa

 

April 15, 2016

Jeers to guy who ignores dying kids

The Spokesman-Review by Marty Trillhaase

 

April 15, 2016

Disabled Idaho woman born with hole in her heart wants faith-healing parents prosecuted, but law is on their side

New York Daily News by David Boroff

 

April 14, 2016

More National Media Attention On Idaho Faith Healing Exemption And Child Deaths

Boise Public Radio by Adam Cotterell

 

April 14, 2016

Sick kids are dying because this Christian sect refuses to provide them medical help

RawStory.com by Jason Wilson

 

April 14, 2016

Fundamentalist Parents Turn Down Daughter’s Life-Saving Surgery Due To Deep Religious Beliefs

ParentHerald.com by Arvin Matthew

 

April 14, 2016

Permanantly disabled Idaho woman wants her faith-healing parents prosecuted

DeadState.org by Sky Palma

 

April 13, 2016

Idaho’s faith-healing exemption for child deaths draws international attention

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Russell

 

April 13, 2016

BLOG: British Newspaper Reports on Idaho Faith-Healing Exemption

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

April 13, 2016

Letting them die: parents refuse medical help for children in the name of Christ

The Guardian by Jason Wilson

 

March 27, 2016

Letter: Legislature Failed on Faith Healing

MagicValley.com by Terry Gartner

 

March 16, 2016

Idaho’s ‘Faith’ Healing Dilemma: Kids are dying because of faith healing exemptions in Idaho law, so why do lawmakers refuse to do anything about it?

BoiseWeekly.com by Cameron Rasmusson

 

March 16, 2016

Faith, Freedoms and a Fest: When freedom harms other people

BoiseWeekly.com by Zach Hagadone

 

March 12, 2016

Our View: Cheers and Jeers

MagicValley Times-News

 

March 11, 2016

Suffer the Little Children: Kids are dying because of faith healing exemptions in Idaho law, so why aren’t lawmakers doing something about it?

The Sandpoint Reader by Cameron Rasmusson

 

March 9, 2016

Idaho Republicans Kill Bill That Would Protect Children From Faith Healing Parents

Patheos.com by Michael Stone

 

March 8, 2016

‘Pro-life’ Idaho Republican thinks parents have a religious right to let kids die from treatable illness

RawStory.com by Travis Gettys

 

March 7, 2016

Faith-healing bill dead for the year

Idaho State Journal

 

March 6, 2016

A key Republican lawmaker says he won’t allow legislation seeking to modify Idaho’s faith-healing exemption to be introduced during this year’s legislative session

Greenfield Reporter by Associated Press

 

March 6, 2016

Faith-healing bill dead for the year

Washington Times by Associated Press

 

March 6, 2016

Idaho politicians refuse to protect children from faith healing

Examiner.com by Bob Johnson

 

March 3, 2016

Some bills have bright future, others stalled

KTVB.com by Morgan Boydston

 

March 3, 2016

Change to Faith Healing Exemption Dead for the Session

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

March 3, 2016

Board member on Faith Healing bill: If delayed another year, children will die

KBOI2.com by Jeff Platt

 

February 28, 2016

Idaho Children have a Religious Right to Die

lmtribune.com by Marty Trillhaase

 

February 21, 2016

Governor subtly weighs in on faith-healing issue

Idaho Press-Tribune by Scott Mcintosh

 

February 18, 2016

Prayer instead of medical care in Idaho

KTVB.com by Tami Tremblay

 

February 16, 2016

Idaho lawmakers to consider faith healing bill

KREM.com by Tami Tremblay

 

February 14, 2016 (VIDEO – not Safari)

Idaho lawmakers to hear faith healing bill

KTVB.com by Tami Tremblay

 

February 14, 2016

Capitol Catch-Up: Medicaid, Faith Healing and Local Control

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

February 11, 2016

Otter wants lawmakers to study faith healing and child deaths

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

February 11, 2016

Idaho: Governor Wants to Investigate Deaths Among Faith Healing Adherents

New York Times by the Associated Press

 

February 11, 2016 (VIDEO)

Advocates push for legislation to end faith healing exemption in Idaho

kivitv.com

 

February 11, 2016

Governor wants review of Idaho’s faith-healing exemption

Idaho Press-Tribune by Kimberlee Kruesi

 

February 11, 2016

Otter raises concern about faith-healing exemption for medical care for kids

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

February 11, 2016

Governor wants review of Idaho’s faith-healing exemption

CTPost.com by Kimberlee Kruesi

 

February 11, 2016

Gannon says his ‘faith healing’ exemption law is ready to go

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

February 7, 2016

When faith and health collide: Experts to address concerns about faith-healing

CDAPress.com by Mary Malone

 

February 2, 2016

Pediatrics group backs changing ‘faith healing’ exemption

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

February 1, 2016

All Idaho Children Deserve Necessary Medical Care

Idaho Press Tribune by Janet Heimlich

 

January 25, 2016

West Views: Child protection must outweigh religious freedom in Idaho

Idaho Press Tribune by Otto Kitsinger

 

January 22, 2016

New push for change to faith healing bill

KTVB.com by Karen Zatkuiak

 

January 22, 2016

Senator Lee Heider discusses faith healing

KMTV.com by Zack Rickens

 

January 22, 2016

Idaho Dem Lawmaker Working on New Faith-Healing Bill

Fox News by Associated Press

 

January 21, 2016

Oregon woman fights Idaho faith healing laws

KOIN 6 News by Dan Tilkin

 

January 21, 2016

Idaho Dem lawmaker working on new faith-healing bill

KIVI TV by Associated Press

 

January 21, 2016

Child Deaths Bring Urgency to Debate Over Faith Healers

MagicValley.com by Nathan Brown

 

January 21, 2016

New Proposals Are Being Discussed When It Comes To Faith Healing Instead Of Medical Treatments

KBOI.com

 

January 21, 2016

Idaho lawmaker tries to curb faith-healing

Crux by Associated Press

 

January 19, 2016

Idaho Republican sees no reason to require faith-healing parents to seek medical treatment for dying kids

Raw Story by Travis Gettys

 

January 18, 2016

Children Dying of Treatable Illnesses and Idaho Law Protects the Practice

KBOI2.com by Brian Morrin

 

December 1, 2015

Of SBAC testing, opt-outs, and funding for cash-strapped Idaho schools…

The Spokesman-Review by Betsy Z. Russell

 

November 28, 2015

Shocking Numbers of Children Die in America When Their Parents Turn to Faith-based Healing

Alternet.com by Carrie Weisman

 

October 26, 2015

Faith Project Educates on Child Maltreatment

Plainsman Press by Chesanie Brantley

 

October 20, 2015

School board leader says Idaho law forces choice between parents, feds

IdahoWatchDog.org by Dustin Hurst

 

October 16, 2015

Idaho Legislature Wants Stronger Protections for Parents. Idaho School Boards Say No.

The Daily Signal by Dustin Hurst

 

October 16, 2015

Opinion: School boards must choose a master: parents or the federal government

IdahoReporter.com by Wayne Hoffman

 

October 3, 2015

Republican lawmaker seeks ban on LGBT conversion therapy

Idaho State Journal, by Kathleen Ronayne

 

June 17, 2015

District 25 adopts parental rights law into policies

Local News 8, by Dennis Valera

 

May 31, 2015

Patheos, by Michael Stone

 

March 23, 2015

Senate passes amended parental rights bill, 27-7

The Spokesman-Review, by Betsy Z. Russell

 

March 23, 2015

BLOG: Abortion, Education and Parental Rights in Focus in Boise Monday

MagicValley.com, by Nathan Brown

 

March 17, 2015

Idaho Senate passes Sen. Mary Souza’s parent rights measure

The Spokesman-Review, by Betsy Z. Russell

 

March 15, 2015

What’s left to do during the 2015 Idaho legislative session?

The Idaho Statesman, by Bill Dentzer

 

March 13, 2015

Controversial parental rights bill headed for a revamp in the Senate

The Spokesman-Review, by Betsy Z. Russell

 

March 11, 2015

Child Abuse Under the Guise of Religion

The New York Times, by Rita Swan

 

March 10, 2015

Overextending a Constitutional Protection

The New York Times, by Alan Rogers

 

March 10, 2015

Senate Panel Holds Parental Rights Bill for Rewording

Twin Falls Times-News, by Nathan Brown

 

March 9, 2015

Votes on parental rights bill, cannabis oil bill both on hold ’til Friday

The Spokesman-Review, by Betsy Z. Russell

 

March 9, 2015

Doctor to Legislators: Refusing Medical Care Isn’t Religious

NBC News, by Maggie Fox

 

March 8, 2015

Our View: The Slippery Slope of ‘Parental Rights’

MagicValley.com, by Times-News Editorial Board

 

March 2, 2015

Faith-Healer Parents Who Let Their Child Die Should Go to Jail

The New Republic, by Jerry A. Coyne

 

March 2, 2015

Poll: Parental Rights Bill? No

The Spokesman-Review

 

March 2, 2015

Parental rights are sacred … except when they’re not

Watchdog.org, by Wayne Hoffman

 

March 2, 2015

Malek: ‘Parental Rights’ Bill Stinks

The Spokesman-Review

 

March 1, 2015

Intent behind parental rights bill questioned

Idaho Press, by Christina Marfice

 

February 27, 2015

Schools concerned about ‘parents rights’ bill

KHQ.com, by Victor Correa

 

February 27, 2015

Idaho GOP’s extreme ‘parental rights’ bill opens door to Sharia law, Republican warns

RawStory.com, by Travis Gettys

 

February 26, 2015

BLOG: Parental Rights Bill Passes House with Magic Valley Lawmakers Largely Opposed

MagicValley.com, by Nathan Brown

 

February 24, 2015

Idaho Republican backs faith-healer parents: ‘If I want to let my child be with God, why is that wrong?’

RawStory.com, by Travis Gettys

 

February 23, 2015

Cult Followers Claim Religious Rights Trump the Rights of Children

The Public Slate, by James Turnage

 

February 20, 2015

House Panel Passes Idaho Parental Rights Bill

by the Associated Press

 

February 19, 2015

Parental rights bill sparks lengthy testimony

Idaho Statesman, by Kimberlee Kruesi

 

February 16, 2015

VanOrden, Packer vote against parental rights bill

Idaho State Journal, by Dave Goins

 

February 22, 2015

Idaho’s faith-healing debate pits child welfare against parental rights

AlJazeera America, by Leah Sottile

 

February 19, 2015

How to Craft a Religious Exemption Regime Guaranteed to Be Dangerous for Children: The Case of Idaho

Justia.com, by Marci A. Hamilton

 

February 11, 2015

Special Report: Faith healing in Idaho

IdahoOnYourSide.com, by Roland Beres

November 17, 2014

Idaho Christian faith healers – 12 kids have died since 2011, and nobody’s doing anything about it

Rawstory.com, by Arturo Garcia

 

November 17, 2014

Living on a Prayer: Why Does God Kill So Many Children in Idaho?

Vocativ.com, by Shane Dixon Kavanaugh