**********(My daughter was expecting her first child and wanted to have it born at home with the assistance of a Christian midwife and all that would be entailed with the old fashioned way. So the day came and her mom and some other ladies were there, but sadly the baby could not take its first breath of air. What heartbreak and tragedy, so immediately they called for an ambulance and went to the hospital. Of course, nothing much could really be done for anyone except maybe a little rest and observation of the mother, but soon, here comes the law! It is supposedly against the law in Toledo, Ohio to have a baby at home. The nurses were very mean and snotty but the police were even worse. The cop spoke to my son in law very threateningly stating something to the effect, “When the coroner is done with his examination of the baby I can not say what condition it will appear to be in. Unless you give me a religious objection.” I spoke up for my son in law and said, “He does have a religious objection.” He responded with, “Well it better be in my hands by noon tomorrow.” This is what we wrote up and the next day the Christian funeral director called my son in law and told him he now had the baby and was placing her in her little casket. He said the coroner normally does not honor religious objections, but he honored ours. What you believe really does make a difference, and it is important that if something is written it needs to be written right!)************     Pastor Dan Hardin





As a Bible Believing Christian father, and in conformity with my church’s training as an Anabaptist, I recognize Jesus’ words to “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s.” (Luke 20:25)

God declares, “Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is hisreward.” (Psalms 127:3)

Therefore, I recognize the body of our daughter, birthed by my wife, April 9th, 2005, as a responsibility and benefit of God, and not the State of Ohio.

Recognizing the human body to be the creation of God (Genesis 2:7), and not the State; and that the “body is the temple of the Holy Ghost [not the State], which is in you, which ye have OF GOD, [I must therefore,] …glorify God in …body and in …spirit, which are God’s, [not the State] (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

 I believe an autopsy would violate these strongly held biblical convictions against mutilating and destroying God’s temple.

The Bible only allows the civil magistrate to act as a “minister of God” with the restrictions of Romans 13; and I, therefore, have no objection to the coroner’s external examination of my daughter’s body prior to her funeral service.

This instrument is executed pursuant to the King James Bible; the Constitution for the United States of America “Full Faith and Credit” provision (Article IV, Section 1), The First Amendment right to religious freedom of the Bill of Rights, those Privacy Rights provisions contained in federal statutes and under the Ohio State Constitution, and Ohio Code 313.13



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