Not Quoting Quiverfull: Junk Science and MMS

Not Quoting Quiverfull: Junk Science and MMS February 22, 2015

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Recently it’s come out that some in the Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christian communities who believe in no childhood vaccinations, no doctors and supplements and/or herbals and oils for health are using a supplement named Miracle Mineral Solution in a variety of suspicious ways.

What is Miracle Mineral Solution?

It’s a supplement primarily composed of a dangerous solution with industrial applications for bleaching wood pulp. Mixed with orange juice, as suggested by the product information it forms chlorine dioxide. The EPA says that exposure to small doses over time can lead to reproductive and neurodevelopmental damage and the FDA warns on their website that MMS  is “dangerous” and “potentially life threatening,” advising “drinking the amount recommended on product labels can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.”

One family in Arkansas, the family of Hal Stanley,  had their children removed into foster care after allegations surfaced that they were dosing the children with MMS. He is now claiming that it’s merely a case of the local government persecuting his family for being Christians, instead of having anything to do with use of MMS, even as the search warrants that lead to the removal of the children from the home cite MMS as one of the main things they were looking for in the household.

From the Christian Post – 7 Homeschool Kids to Remain in State Custody at Least 5 More Weeks; Father Says They’re Victims of ‘Christian Persecution’

Stanley further explained that his children have never seen a doctor nor taken any medicine, as he provides his children home remedies when they’re sick. He added that his children are products of homebirth, are homeschooled and eat homegrown food. Stanley, an ordained Southern Baptist minister, even leads his children in devotions twice a day and runs a home church, which is open to the community.

“I absolutely believe that it’s Christian persecution, to be honest with you. I am not an extremist. The more I pray about this thing, that is the only thing that makes sense,” Stanley asserted. “[The government] doesn’t understand prayer. They don’t understand the Bible. … It’s like the government wants to be God. They have taken my children and my children are being brainwashed as I speak. They are not the same people they were a month ago.”

Now many in the anti childhood vaccination crowd and those with autistic children are starting to give their children enemas containing MMS. It’s been alleged that MMS enemas cures autism and removes any traces of vaccines from children. This is being reported by multiple news media sites now.

from Raw Story – Parents trying to reverse kids’ Autism by ‘flushing out’ vaccines with bogus ‘miracle’ bleach enemas

Kerri Rivera, founder of the website CD Autism (“Autism: Avoidable. Treatable. Curable.”) which promotes MMS, claims that autism is caused by yeast, parasites, viruses, and vaccines that can be flushed from the body.

On her Facebook page, Rivera — who identifies herself as a biomedical consultant and certified homeopath – keeps a running total of parents who have contacted her, saying MMS has “cured” their children of autism.

The sad thing is that these are innocent children without the ability to say no who are being injured by this junk science. What will it take to return parents to common sense and scientifically proven remedies?

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