Hands behind bars in prison
July 11th, 2018

When their baby was born prematurely, a devoutly religious Oregon couple chose faith healing instead of seeking medical care. The baby died within hours. As a result of their subsequent criminal trial, the disturbing history of their fundamentalist religious sect is coming to light. Continue reading

Catholic priest slaps child
June 21st, 2018

A baptism ceremony took a dark turn when a Catholic priest appeared to lose his temper with a crying baby. To the shock of everyone involved, the frustrated priest proceeds to slap the child across the face. Continue reading

March 30th, 2018

Forced marriage is an antiquated and cruel tradition, but contrary to popular belief, its horrors are not restricted to backwards places on the other side of the world. Just ask Texas resident Maarib Al Hishmawi, who paid a harsh price for standing up to her parents. Continue reading

Ella Grace Foster
March 28th, 2018

A Pennsylvania couple has been convicted in the death of their 2-year-old daughter after they opted for faith healing instead of taking her to a doctor. The trial provided a chance for the couple to explain themselves, but remorse wasn’t high on the list of talking points. Continue reading

Man protesting conversion therapy
March 19th, 2018

In a major victory for the LGBT rights movement, states are cracking down on the use of conversion therapy for minors. However, the controversial practice – characterized by many experts as ineffective and even abusive – remains popular in many religious communities. Continue reading

Mugshots of Joshua and Deborah Green
August 30th, 2017

Leaders of a paramilitary religious group based in New Mexico have been arrested on a set of sinister criminal charges. The group, known as the “Aggressive Christianity Missions Training Corps”, allegedly sanctioned sexual abuse of minors living in the sect’s … Continue reading

Mariah Walton is permanently disabled after her parents chose faith healing over medical care.
June 5th, 2017

21-year-old Mariah Walton of Idaho is battling a life-threatening heart and lung condition. The most excruciating part? Her condition was entirely preventable. One of nine children, Mariah was born with a small hole in her heart, a congenital birth defect … Continue reading

A child marriage ceremony
May 23rd, 2017

Earlier this month, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie vetoed a law that sought to ban child marriage across the state. If enacted, it would have made New Jersey the first state in the country to outlaw marriage for children under … Continue reading

February 18th, 2016

When we see a screaming kid at the grocery store, we almost reflexively start questioning the disciplinary bona fides of the parents. We are all so sure that if that were our kid, it wouldn’t be acting up like that, … Continue reading