You Can't Cure Autism by Making Your Children Drink Bleach, No Matter What This Cult Says
Just when you thought the hysteria over Tide Pods was the absolute stupidest anyone could get, a story comes along we hear about a religious cult encouraging its members to drink "miracle mineral solution," also known as bleach, to cure their children's autism.
Better yet, the group apparently advises mixing it with fruit juice, which actually causes the already dangerous bleach to change into a new subtype, usually used for industrial purposes such as stripping textiles.
The newest cases of bleach being given to autistic children were reported two days ago by The Mirror, which described a police investigation into several families who had been giving their children bleach or turpentine to drink.
These are only the most recent cases, however—the story stretches back to 2016 when several news organizations uncovered an organization in California, connected to the Genesis II church. The organization encouraged the use of bleach to cure all kinds of diseases, including cancer and autism.
The leadership of the Genesis II church apparently organized a trip to the UK to encourage British families to use "MMS" as part of a religious ritual.
The group claims that the concoction, composed of sodium chlorite and hydrochloric acid, is not dangerous and instead clears the body of pathogens and parasites—The Mirror even has pictures of jars containing "parasites" expelled during the "treatment." Ingestion of sodium hypochlorite, the poisonous chemical in common types of bleach, is known to cause "low blood pressure, possible burns on the esophagus, shock, slow heartbeat, stomach or abdominal pain, and vomiting.
What kind of organization would tell their members to ingest chemicals commonly known to make people sick? A church of "health and healing," of course.
Here's the Genesis II's church's description of the "non-religious" organization:
"Spirituality is beyond definition by governments. It is the stuff of natural law, which is shaped by immortal forces and not by humankind. Statutes, constitutions and judicial rulings are created by humankind based on their best, but limited, understanding of how things work. Natural law was here before we humans arrived and will be here long after we are gone. It cannot be governed by mortal minds."
Yes, mortal minds cannot comprehend or challenge the use of bleach to become healthier, especially when those minds are already under the poisonous effects of bleach.