Deaths occur after pastors tell followers that God will heal, not meds

BBC News – Church HIV prayer cure claims ’cause three deaths’.

At least three people in London with HIV have died after they stopped taking life saving drugs on the advice of their Evangelical Christian pastors.

The women died after attending churches in London where they were encouraged to stop taking the antiretroviral drugs in the belief that God would heal them, their friends and a leading HIV doctor said.

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The patients expressed the belief that if they pray hard enough they will be cured and forego potentially life saving information. How much are the pastors to blame? The article cites that this is happening in several churches that provide claims that people have lived through prayer. Some even claim that “miracles” have occurred. Really sad. Expect more will come out of this tragedy.