Tag Archive for children

Hiding dead babies. It’s happened before.

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This is a shocking story. How and why did she do this? Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths – SFGate. Investigators are reconstructing a mysterious decade from Megan Huntsman’s life as they try to figure out how she concealed seven pregnancies before allegedly strangling or suffocating her newborns. Utah investigators are examining DNA from the…

Preacher Helen Ukpabio, child “witch hunter”, encounters trouble with London tour

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The Born-again Christian Pentecostal preacher Helen Ukpabio is hitting some walls in her visit to London. For good reason. She believes that children who act up are servants of Satan. Call to ban ‘witch hunter’ Helen Ukpabio who poses risk to children – The Independent. The Home Secretary Theresa May is being urged to step in…

Australian court rules against anti-vax Mom in favor of pro-health Dad

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Another case of the courts considering childrens’ rights to health over one parent’s scientifically baseless and harmful claims. Court grants father right to vaccinate his children A western Sydney father has won the right to vaccinate his children after a drawn-out legal battle with their mother, who is strongly opposed to immunisation. The Family Court…

Children killed for their organs in Mexico?

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Organ theft? Be skeptical. Sounds like an urban legend and not enough evidence is provided. Child organ trafficking ring busted by Mexican police. Police in Mexico’s western state of Michoacan detained an alleged member of the Knights Templar cartel who is suspected of kidnapping children to harvest their organs, an official said Monday. Michoacan state…

Two children stabbed to death during reported exorcism in Maryland (UPDATE: church members, “Demon Assassins”)

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The background on this is very unclear but two children are dead and another 2 injured in a harrowing scene in a Washington, D.C. suburb. Women Killed Two Children in ‘Exorcism’ Attempt, Police Say. Two women charged with stabbing and killing two children in Germantown, Md., believed they were performing an exorcism, Montgomery County Police…

Ironically and incredibly, this horror is brought to you by a site called “Modern Ghana”

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It’s modern minus many centuries of knowledge and reason. Beyond the horror of this story circulating around the web today, I feel a profound disconnect between the modern world and that of superstitious enclaves like this, between enlightenment and a terrible darkness that some cultures still cling to so much that they would butcher their…

Schaible’s faith healing congregation has had at least 22 child deaths

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In a continuation of the story about the Schaible faith healing children deaths, the local news station takes a look at the churches. Faith-Healing Churches Linked to 2 Dozen Child Deaths | NBC 10 Philadelphia. NBC10 learns a local faith-healing couple has a history of child deaths. These two members are in jail right now,…

Shocking but unsurprising evidence of cannibalism in Jamestown

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Fascinating piece on colonial cannibalism from Smithsonian. This is not very doubtful anymore considering the evidence presented but there are still many mysteries as to what happened. Starving Settlers in Jamestown Colony Resorted to Eating A Child | History & Archaeology | Smithsonian Magazine. The harsh winter of 1609 in Virginia’s Jamestown Colony forced residents…

Chiropractic care for kids called into question

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This is a very poorly written article but it illustrates an issue all parents and caregivers should be aware of. ‘Extreme’ chiropractors’ practices ‘child abuse’ | 3AW Tom Elliott. A group of ‘extreme’ chiropractors have been called into question, with one senior doctor believing claims chiropractic treatment can cure serious paediatric illnesses were effectively ‘child…

Honey, we have meat!

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What are we to make of this horrendous story from North Korea? North Koreans Reportedly Turn to Cannibalism Due to ‘Hidden Famine’ News out of North Korean in notorious unreliable, but food shortages in the country have gotten so bad and people so desperate that there are now reports of men murdering their own children…

Boiron produces flawed study on homeopathy treatment for migraine in children

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Boiron Laboratories, a world leader in homeopathic medicine manufacturing, has published a study regarding homeopathic treatment of migraine in children. What would you expect the conclusions to be? But, of course! The results of this study demonstrate the interest of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease…

‘JuJu’ witchcraft used to terrify children into prostitution

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Man ‘used witchcraft to traffic children’ for prostitution – Crime – UK – The Independent. An alleged people trafficker cut the chest of a vulnerable 14-year-old girl with a razor during a series of “juju” witchcraft rituals aimed at terrifying young recruits into silence before selling them into prostitution across Europe, a court heard yesterday.…

Children of “muammin” cult rescued from underground dwellings (UPDATE: Authorities exaggerated conditions)

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Cult living underground raided by Russian police | StarTribune.com A self-proclaimed prophet had a vision from God: He would build an Islamic caliphate under the earth. The digging began about a decade ago, and 70 followers moved into an eight-level subterranean honeycomb of cramped cells with no light, heat or ventilation. Children were born. They,…

Psychic classes for kids: Good concepts gone completely woo

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Psychic classes for kids claim to help strengthen intuition. It’s not like a group of 5-year-olds sitting around, looking through crystal balls and talking to ghosts. When many people hear the title of these classes, Psychic Courses for Children, that’s what they expect. Somehow, the term “psychic” has become so misconstrued, says Stacia Synnestvedt. Step…

Valid skepticism on social issues: Studies show same-sex couples are OK for kids

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New Lesbian Parenting Study Debunks ‘Fatherless’ Male Role Model Concerns. One of conservatives’ primary objections to marriage equality is their belief that children receive some sort of unique benefit from having both a mother and a father. Groups like the Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage fraudulently conflate research on single-mom…

Pastor thinks “gay” can be smacked out of children.

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North Carolina Pastor Advocates Punching Gay Acting Children. The words of a homophobic North Carolina preacher are reverberating around the Internet today, following a sermon in which he advocated physically assaulting toddlers with “limp wrists.” In Sunday’s sermon, Harris screams like a maniac about cracking limp wrists and punching young children who exhibit gender-variant behavior.…