Autistic child dies at the hands of religious zealots

It’s a terrible, terrifying story. I couldn’t quite believe it as I read it. Could a bunch of zealous church goers really hold down an 8-year-old autistic boy and try to “exorcize” the autism out of his body by blows?

The story itself is frightening, but the post is most remarkable for the beautiful thoughts of its writer, himself the father of an autistic child.

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The Discussion: 2 Comments

If you think that’s bad, take a look at this.

August 25, 2003 @ 1:40 pm | Comment

Wow. Moms do the darndest things. At least it wasn’t part of a religious ceremony in a modern-day church.

August 25, 2003 @ 2:08 pm | Comment

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