​Why I think religion is dangerously toxic.

On November 9, 2014 Travis and Wenona Rossiter were convicted of manslaughter for not giving their 12 yr old daughter, Syble Rossiter, insulin in hopes that God would heal her.
They used a passage in the New Testament to justify their reasons, James 5:14

“Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.”

Sadly, arguments have been made in order to keep religious beliefs protected by claiming these people were misinformed and that God would never have wanted them to deny the medical attention required in order sustain their daughter's  life.
 
Ok, for the sake of argument, lets say this is true. 
How does that work with passages in the bible which says the only thing that pleases God is faith (Hebrews 11:6)? 
Even Jesus is credited for saying those who really believe will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed (Mark 16:17.18).
So I have to ask, did these people act in compliance with their religious beliefs?
It would appear they had a very deep sense of faith, which of course enabled them to risk their own daughter’s life.
How much more faith can one have?
 
It is inevitably dangerous when religious beliefs end up trespassing  onto other peoples personal rights only warranted by a claim of representing an all-encompassing authority without the objective evidence that is required to prove one is.  There is no way around it, so why are religious beliefs protected when they really only amount to opinions based on conjecture?
 
It is this sort of belief system that would actually justify the discrimination we see play out in Texas where the LGBT community would be treated as second class citizens.
 
So I ask of you who hold religious beliefs, by what authority does religious ideology stand on that would justify this sort of treatment on fellow human beings?
If it is the authority of God, what is the standard that establishes this authority?

Is the standard your faith, the same sort of faith that Travis and Wenona Rossiter has?
 

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