Health Freedom Idaho doesn't take a position on the faith healing aspect per se as much as a government mandate of the health/medical care involvement toward the parent. The government should not have the power to determine a parents choice of care over the child.
The Faith Healing Exemption discussion and the subsequent work group sessions were driven by the media campaign founded upon a false narrative which has been promoted by an out-of-state mandatory vaccination statute advocate. Ultimately the nature of the driving force behind this movement revealed the practice to force compliance of government mandated treatments by CPS and Health and Welfare. These are the THREE PRIMARY CONCERNS which lead to the involvement of Health Freedom Idaho.
1. A False Narrative is being used to campaign for a law change. Parents used holistic medicine not "faith healing".
The "Let Them Live" media campaign is driven by a false narrative of an Idaho woman who claims her rare heart condition was not treated by her parent's involvement in a religious sect that refuses all medical treatment for their children. Mariah Walton's mother has refuted the claim that she was trying to treat her daughter's heart condition with prayer. Mariah's parents were UNAWARE of the rare heart defect. They used holistic care, chiropractic care as well as prayer to provide for their daughters asthmatic childhood symptoms. Bruce Wingate, April Hoy and other leaders of the campaign have been made aware that Mariah's condition should not be construed as 'faith healing', they continue to promote the false narrative for political gain. Sara Walton Brady's testimony at Child At Risk:Faith Healing Exemption Workgroup
2. Paul Offit's involvement in changing Idaho's exemption. (see our Article on Offit's Campaign in Idaho)
Offit, an outspoken promoter of vaccine mandates, has recently prompting the removal of parental authority claiming that a child should be removed from parents and forced into government mandated vaccines. (see video to the left) .
This video created by a mom in Boise, who saw right through the media manipulation to shame legislators into removing parental rights. Her opening statement to legislators: "Before we approach a piece of legislation that will significantly impact parents' authority to raise their child and limits religious freedom, there are Questions that Must Be Answered." #parentsrights #willnotbemanipulated #HealthFreedom#HealthFreedomIdaho #HFI #Health #HFIdaho