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Child Killers Sentenced, But Not the Ringleader


Child sacrifice advocate Pastor Nelson Clark can continue to preach alternative medicine that kills and he can continue to blame the victims.

The secret of alternative medicine is to blame the victim.

Image credit. Pastor Nelson Clark of the First Century Gospel Church.
                 I preach human sacrifice!

In an interview with The Inquirer, Clark said God did not want the Schaible children to die.

Instead, he said, the children died because of some “spiritual lack” in the Schaibles’ lives – a flaw they need to correct to prevent future deaths.[1]


If a doctor prescribed prayer for deadly conditions, the doctor should face charges.

Pastor Nelson Clark of the First Century Gospel Church is just another alternative medicine practitioner prescribing alternative medicine for deadly conditions and blaming the victims.

We need to treat all of these medical frauds the same.

We need to stop them from killing children.

Sacrificing children to alternative medicine is wrong.

It does not matter if the alternative medicine is religious, what matters is that we protect children from killers.

The Schaibles were sentenced to 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison, but that won’t stop Pastor Nelson Clark from preaching child sacrifice at the First Century Gospel Church.

The Schaibles lost two children to this fraud, they will spend time in prison, they probably will be prevented from putting a third child in the cemetery, but Pastor Nelson Clark will preach on and he will continue to blame the Schaibles for lacking faith.

States that allow a religious defense to most serious crimes against children include: Idaho, Iowa, and Ohio with religious defenses to manslaughter; West Virginia with religious defenses to murder of a child and child neglect resulting in death; and Arkansas with a religious defense to capital murder, according to Children’s Healthcare, an educational charity. Approximately a dozen U.S. children die in faith healing cases each year, the AP reported.[2]


This human sacrifice is

not the first time that children have died with the help of Pastor Nelson Clark.

not the second time that children have died with the help of Pastor Nelson Clark.

not the third time that children have died with the help of Pastor Nelson Clark.

not the fourth time that children have died with the help of Pastor Nelson Clark.

Pastor Nelson Clark doesn’t have a good record of praying the germs away.

The couple has seven surviving children, while six of them are in foster care, some residing with relatives. The children are getting an education, medical, dental, and vision care now.[2]


Also see –

Update on – Is it OK to kill children in the name of God?


[1] Pastor: ‘Spiritual lack’ killed two boys
By Mike Newall, Inquirer Staff Writer
Posted: April 29, 2013

[2] Pennsylvania Couple Faces Prison After 2nd Prayer Death Of Child With Pneumonia: Should Faith Healing Be Considered Manslaughter?
By Lizette Borreli | Feb 20, 2014 12:00 PM EDT
Medical Daily



  1. The parents have the right of individual thought, and either parent or both parents together could have made the decision that this man was a fraud based on evidence at hand. I call the child that died in 2009 fairly clear evidence that he’s a fraud and prayers weren’t the saving solution to a gravely ill child.
    The blatant stupidity these two exhibited by repeating the process four years later isn’t on the pastor.
    They were ordered to call a doctor at the next sign of illness and told they were wrong to the point they were convicted of manslaughter. Yet they continued. The judge presiding over the case himself told the Schaibles “You’ve killed two of your children. … Not God. Not your church. Not religious devotion — you.”

    If I eat a high fat diet all my life and have an MI at 53 I can plea ignorance and blame my disease to Western living. If I ignore the discharge teaching, advice from my friends, doctors, AHA articles, plethora of healthy living websites, etc and suffer another MI at 57 I can’t blame anyone but me the second time. I made the choice to be ignorant.

    Does this “pastor” spew ignorance? Absolutely. But he’s not equally culpable. No more Mars Candy is responsible for my MI because they continue to advertise and sell the Snickers bar.
    The dangers were known, the consequences were known (not just for themselves but for their children), and they continued to exhibit utter disregard for the children they were supposed to care for.