Daniel Hauser, the poor 13-year-old kid who has treatable lymphoma, but whose parents won’t let him get treatment because of their faith-based objections, has apparently fled toward Mexico with his mother. This after they fled a court-ordered treatment of chemotherapy, and, if they refused to comply, removal from his parents’ care and placement in a foster home.
They may be seeking quack cures, such as laetrile, in Mexico. Warrants have been issued for his mother, Colleen.
It has recently come to light that Daniel, who has been home-schooled, is illiterate – at the age of 13!!!! What does this say about his parents’ real concern for him, or about his own ability to understand what he is refusing?
He is being murdered, slowly, in the cause of faith. If his mother is caught and the delay has caused Daniel’s death, she should be tried for murder. But of course the consideration of “faith” will mitigate any punishment she receives.
His mother’s behavior is evil, pure and simple. Daniel does not deserve this. Is this one of those evils that God permits in the world to achieve a greater good? If so, what is the greater good?