Parents prayed as their daughter died of a completely treatable illness because the parents believed that prayer and God would save their daughter. The parents, according to reports, truly believed that she would not die.
Now, I believe that God provided us with smart and capable people to invent and prescribe medicines to ease pain and remedy illness. These folks obviously do not.
Were these parents seeking to harm their child? Were these parents depriving the child of care? Did they think that the pray was care? These questions will be up to a jury.
Should this girl have died? No. I am not endorsing this behavior. But, I am not quite ready to condemn it, either.
Circumstances like this, if the parents truly believe their prayers were helping the child, test our religious freedoms. A jury will have to make that ultimate determination. But, please, do not revert to the knee-jerk reaction that these people are wrong. Keep an open mind.