Faith-Healing Idaho Woman Claims Religion Forbid Her From Reporting Husband’s Sex Abuse of Kids by T. Gettys
Many conservative Christians and conservative, secular think tanks keep arguing that the “nuclear family” and marriage are best for our culture, and that marriage (and parenthood) are supposedly necessary to make people godly, mature, and responsible, though the Bible itself teaches no such thing.
How do these Nuclear Family Idolizing and Marriage Idolizing Christians and secular conservatives reconcile their marriage and family propaganda with news stories such as this one, which clearly demonstrate that marriage does not build character in people:
by Travis Gettys
An Idaho woman faces a possible prison term for failing to report her husband’s sex abuse and instead praying and trying to keep him too busy to molest children.
Sarah Kester was charged with felony injury to a child, and her husband Lester Kester pleaded guilty in November to molesting five children over two decades, (Link): reported the Idaho Statesman.
The 48-year-old husband faces a possible life term when he is sentenced next week on five counts of lewd conduct with a child younger than 16 years old.
His 50-year-old wife entered an Alford plea, which does not admit guilt but acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict.
Sarah Kester told detectives she learned of the abuse about 17 years ago and was confronted by the victims about three years ago.
Instead of notifying authorities, Sarah Kester said she prayed for the “demon” to leave her husband and tried to keep him busy with other tasks.
She told authorities her religion forbid her from involving them in what she described as a personal matter.
The Kesters are members of the Followers of Christ Church, a faith-healing sect in Canyon County that believes pharmaceuticals are the product of Satan and children who take medicine will be sent to hell.