http://www.dailytidings.com/2007/0210/stories/0210_cancer.php Looks like the DHS is Oregon is respecting the parents decision to trust a psychic healer over conventional medicine on the basis of religious freedom. Maybe I'm way off here, but magical thinking in and of itself, does not constitute a religion. If there was ever an instance where the parent was too emotionally invested in a false premise to make a reasonable decision for her child, this is it. WTF is the purpose of even having a child welfare agency if you are going to allow a child with a brain tumor go to a psychic healer over a doctor? I do feel for the parents in this case, but I have no respect for the "psychic" con man here. To me, this clown is exactly the type of person for whom we should reserve the death penalty. There is no explanation for the behavior of a person who preys on the hopes of a mother of a dying child for fame or money (or, in this case, probably both) other than to conclude he/she is a sociopath. Why doesn't our society do more to demonize these charlatans like this guy Levashov, or Sylvia Browne, and others of their ilk? Is it political correctness? Mass Stupidity? Or maybe the mainstream media is just too busy broadcasting the intellectual pornography that is the Anna Nicole Smith non-story to give a story like this a wider audience and more public awareness. The whole thing just makes me want to puke on a number of different levels.