Sydney woman deprived of psychiatric meds by Scientologist parents kills father and sister

ABC News reports that this past July, a 26-year-old Sydney woman suffering from psychiatric illness attacked her mother, father and sister with a knife, killing the latter two while doing “grievous bodily harm with intent to murder” the former.

“The Supreme Court was told mental health will be an issue at the trial, which will start in July.

It is alleged that the woman was denied psychiatric help because of her parents’ belief in Scientology.”

Exactly which religious groups is this cult modeling itself after? Jehovah’s Witnesses? Christian Scientists? Enough with the cult- and faith-based lethal stupidity, already. To allow parents to deprive their children of important medical treatment on the basis of their religious/cult affiliation is a breach of secularism and human rights.

Hat Tip: Matt

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One Response to “Sydney woman deprived of psychiatric meds by Scientologist parents kills father and sister”
  1. ozatheist says:

    I heard this on the radio today. I’m almost tempted to say ‘it serves them right’.
    I hope the poor woman is receiving proper psychiatric assistance now.
    This could be an interesting trial, if it is proved that she did it because Scientology denied her the proper care. I bet the CoS will come out ‘all guns blazing’ at the trail.

    keep up the good work with all the CoS posts.

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