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Fundie parents blame Satan for burning baby in microwave

Well isn’t this special — a defense for all seasons — just say the devil made you do it.  A child suffered third-degree burns to the left side of her face and her left hand, when her father placed a 2-month-old girl was in a microwave oven and burned for 10 to 20 seconds. She is expected to recover and will be placed in a foster home.

Surprise, surprise, the defendant was studying to begin a career as a minister. From the Galveston (TX) County Daily News:

The child’s father, 19-year-old Joshua Mauldin, faces a charge of injury to a child causing serious bodily harm. The charge carries a possible prison term of five to 99 years, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

Mauldin, his wife, his mother and his daughter were in Galveston so he could begin a career in the ministry, according to his MySpace page. “Things were really messed up when I was away from God,” he posted on the popular Internet service. “I’ve accepted the call to ministry and moving down to Galveston, TX!”

…Since his arrest, his wife, Eva Mauldin, has started a new MySpace page – mauldinisnotamonster. On the page, she writes that Mauldin was not to blame for the infant’s injuries because “Joshua was possessed, and he tried to get help.”

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