ANGLETON, TX – The Genesis II Church of Health & Healing is under fire for selling what they called a “miracle” cure for COVID-19. The product is marketed as a ‘Miracle Mineral Solution,’ or ‘MMS."
According to NBC5, the FDA and a U.S. District Judge ordered the church to stop selling the “potentially dangerous product.” The FDA warns that when the MMS product is mixed with “activator drops,” that are also sold by the church, the product turns “into a dangerous bleach which has caused serious and potentially life-threatening side effects.”
“It’s basically industrial-strength bleach,” said Dr. Steven Novella, a neurology professor at the Yale School of Medicine. “There’s no reason to think that, if it has any benefit, it’s just telling people to drink poison in a desperate hope that it’s going to protect them.”
The church pushed back and claimed, “the distribution of its MMS is a holy sacrament that is not subject to a court ruling.” The Genesis II Church claims the FDA and FTC are “criminals” for seeking a court order that would prevent them from selling MMS.
“What is being done is unlawful and those involved will be punishment by the real rule of law, which is always moral and God,” said the leader of the church Mark Grenon in an email to government lawyers. “Dismiss this case today and all will be forgiven.”
In a video posted to the church’s website, Grenon told his followers that taking MMS and water four or five times a day “might even kick it out the first day … but depends on how hard, how long, you’ve had it. Depends if it’s in your lungs…”
As the church leadership pushed back on the judicial order, a member of his church continued mixing the chlorine dioxide mixture to sell on two websites, Atlantis Healing Center and Pure Living Store, which have the same address in Sulphur Springs.
The church member was identified as Earl B. Hall and according to his Facebook page he is a “health minister of the Genesis II Church.” Hall’s business website claims to be the church’s “recommended MMS sacraments provider."
Hall does provide a disclaimer on his website that states the product he sells “are not medicines. They are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prescribe. None of our services, information, or products are intended to replace the care or advice of a trained medical physician.” They also advise users are “solely responsible” for how they use the products.
Only one of the websites remained open, the Pure Living Store, while the Atlantis Healing Center only displayed a message that reads: “Sorry! This G2 Church sacrament provider is temporarily closed. The Genesis II Church is a free church under common law and is not under commercial law.”
Grenon and Hall were not available for comment when questioned by local media, but on Facebook last month Grenon tried to take credit for Trump’s comments that questioned whether injecting disinfectants could kill people.
“Trump has got the MMS and all the info,” said Grenon. He had no proof that Trump had ever actually seen the letter he sent.
Recently the church indicated they had stopped shipping MMS products but the Pure Living Store website remains open.