A CHRISTIAN dad accused of letting his baby die due to his religious beliefs has claimed he’s being persecuted for his faith.

Seth Welch and his wife Tatiana Fusari, both 27, have been charged with murder after allegedly letting 10-month-old Mary die of malnutrition at their farm in Solon Township, Michigan.

The couple are accused of failing to seek medical help for their sick daughter despite knowing she was sick.

It later emerged Welch previously posted a string of videos and comments about not trusting doctors on Facebook, citing his religious beliefs.

And speaking from jail, the farmer told Wood-TV he cared for his kids without the help of medics because “going to the doctor nowadays is as dangerous as not going”.

He said: “In the Bible, it says that good food is our medicine. We fed her.

“We were feeding her chicken, potatoes, apples, cheese. We were giving her the good stuff.”

“She died. It's a tragedy... The Lord giveth, the Lord taketh.”

Welch denied all wrongdoing, instead insisting he was being persecuted for his beliefs.

He told the station: “I believe I am being unfairly charged, being made an example of for my very strong faith.”

Welch and Fusari were charged Monday with felony murder and first-degree child abuse.

An autopsy determined the cause of death as malnutrition and dehydration due to neglect by adult caregivers.

Welch said he didn't know Mary was ill, despite a statement to cops saying the 27-year-olds admitted she had been underweight for a month.

He said his daughter's autopsy was conducted "lazily" and that he believes something else caused Mary's death.

Court documents obtained by the Grand Rapids Press show two of the couple's three children had never been to a licensed medical doctor.

"Mr Welch stated that doctors were untrustworthy and said doctors forged documents in 2014 against him and (the four-year-old)," Child Protective Services investigators wrote in a petition to remove the couple's two older children from their care.

It later emerged Welch described doctors in one social media post as “priesthoods of the medical cult.”

In another, he ranted: “The righteous shall live by faith.

“It's God who is sovereign over disease and those sorts of things and, of course, ultimately deaths.”

And in a video posted after he failed to get his oldest child immunised, he said: “It didn't seem smart that you would be saving people who weren't the fittest.

“If evolution believes in survival of the fittest, why are we vaccinating everybody?

“Shouldn't we just let the weak die off and let the strong survive?”

The couple’s farm was also littered with hand-painted bible quotes.

They will next appear in court on August 20.