What the shit?
Courtesy of The Daily Mail:
A GoFundMe campaign created by church leaders for a devout Christian couple who are attempting to resurrect their dead two-year-old daughter through faith and prayer has raised more than $50,000.
Andrew and Kalley Heiligenthal’s two-year-old daughter, Olive Alayne Heiligenthal, died early Friday morning after she stopped breathing in her sleep in Redding, California.
The family called 911, and paramedics rushed Olive to a hospital, where she was declared dead. Her body was transferred to the Shasta County Coroner’s Office, a spokesman from the couple’s church told DailyMail.com.
On Sunday, Kalley wrote a heartbreaking post on Instagram, calling for ‘bold, unified prayers from the global church to stand with us in belief that He will raise this little girl back to life’.
Since then, more than 1,000 donations have poured in on the GoFundMe campaign, which the church says will go entirely toward the family’s unexpected expenses.
It is no secret that I am pretty anti-religion, but one of the few positive things that I thought religions did was to comfort those who have lost loved ones.
However if this church is encouraging these people to hope that their daughter will be raised from the dead, rather than helping them to mourn her loss, they are failing to do even that.
This seems incredibly cruel in my eyes, and somebody should intervene to help this couple face reality and move on with their lives.
And if I read this right the money is going into the church coffers, which is simply disgusting and is reason enough that they should be shut down for good.