New Jersey Pastor Accused Of Passing Off Bleach As A “Miracle Cure” In Uganda
A pastor from New Jersey has been accused of giving up to 50,000 Ugandans a 'miracle cure' for malaria and HIV/Aids made from industrial strength bleach.
Pastor Robert Baldwin, 52, along with Sam Little - a former clairvoyant from England who is part-funding the project - are touting MMS (Miracle Mineral Solution) to poor Ugandans.
People and infants are being treated with chlorine dioxide - a noxious substance the FDA warns can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration.
Baldwin is reportedly shipping MMS in bulk to the African country where he has trained some 1,200 clerics to treat the faithful after Sunday sermons.
A 'Malaria Field Study' uploaded by Sam Little - Robert Baldwin's British backer - is said to show MMS being administered in Uganda
A woman holding a baby is seen in the footage said to be giving the 'miracle cure' to a baby
Furthermore, he is offering smartphones to those who are 'committed' to the project, The Guardian reports.
His ministry, Global Healing, described its belief in 'using the power of Almighty God … to greatly reduce the loss of life,' on its now deleted website.
According to Fiona O'Leary, a campaigner who spoke to The Guardian, she had a conversation with Baldwin in which he told her he distributed MMS through the church to 'stay under the radar.'
The Guardian reported Baldwin told O'Leary: 'When you draw attention to MMS you run the risk of getting in trouble with the government or drug companies. You have to do it low key. That’s why I set it up through the church.'
He reportedly told her he did not even refer to it as MMS because online algorithms could detect it and instead called it 'healing water.'
He said that babies were given a half dose and that it caused no harm, just diarrhea.
The pastor - who trained as a nurse - is said to have little medical expertise.
But he strongly denied the claims made in The Guardian, telling NJ.com he had to shut down his social media accounts and website because 'people are calling me Satan.'
'All I wanted to do is help people using natural healing therapies,' Baldwin said.
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Sam Little is pictured here at the village hospital in Kyenjojo district, western Uganda
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