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Tennessee / Religion vs Medicine #292802

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 16, 1983
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REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Jacksboro, Tennessee) Reverend Larry Hamilton's refusal to allow cancer-stricken daughter to receive medical treatment for her curable disease due to his religious beliefs and ensuing legal battle with state examined. [HAMILTON - claims God will heal daughter.] Hamilton and congregation noted adherents of literal biblical interpretation; James 5:13,14 quoted on screen. [Pamela HAMILTON - believes God will heal her.] [Deputy attorney general Michael TERRY - feels religious belief in this case is abusive to child; explains.] Basis of state's legal case outlined.
REPORTER: Wyatt Andrews Artist: Michael Brady

Reporter(s):
Andrews, Wyatt;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:02:00

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