“Apparently we didn’t have enough faith.”

This pretty much speaks for itself:

Police: Family prayed instead of getting medical aid for girl who died – The Capital Times

WESTON—An 11-year-old girl died after her parents prayed for healing rather than seek medical help for a treatable form of diabetes, police said Tuesday.

Everest Metro Police Chief Dan Vergin said Madeline Neumann died Sunday.

“She got sicker and sicker until she was dead,” he said.

Vergin said an autopsy determined the girl died from diabetic ketoacidosis, an ailment that left her with too little insulin in her body, and she had probably been ill for about 30 days, suffering symptoms like nausea, vomiting, excessive thirst, loss of appetite and weakness.

The girl’s parents, Dale and Leilani Neumann, attributed the death to “apparently they didn’t have enough faith,” the police chief said.

They believed the key to healing “was it was better to keep praying. Call more people to help pray,” he said.

The mother believes the girl could still be resurrected, the police chief said.

True Believers™ through and through. But that’s not the best part, they have three other children:

The girl has three siblings, ranging in age from 13 to 16, the police chief said.

“They are still in the home,” he said. “There is no reason to remove them. There is no abuse or signs of abuse that we can see.”

I suppose that depends on how you define abuse. Watching your sister die a slow and agonizing death while your parents do nothing other than pray might just qualify. Will it be abuse if any of those other kids get sick and mom and dad resort to the same healing tactics?

Link found via Debunking Christianity.