When Religious Liberty and Parental Authority Clash

The story of a family who refused to provide medical care to their diabetic daughter on the basis of religious conviction has garnered media attention, especially after the young girl died after not receiving routine medical attention. As Dr. Mohler notes on today’s program, the edge of this kind of story lies for most parents who make decisions to forgo any number of medical care or service on the basis of their religious convictions. Parental rights in a post-modern age lump all of these scenarios in the same category, regardless of issues of life and death.