Jim Bakker orderd to cease advertising 'Silver Solution' as coronavirus treatment
As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declares a state of emergency amid a spike in coronavirus cases, the state's attorney general, Letitia James, is going after a Chrisitan televangelist for "false advertising."
A guest of The Jim Bakker Show on Feb. 12, Sherrill Sellman, was asked if the "Silver Solution," sold for $125 on his website, would be effective against the coronavirus.
"Let's say it hasn't been tested on this strain of the coronavirus," Sellman, a naturopathic doctor, is quoted as saying, "but it's been tested on other trains of the coronavirus and has been able to eliminate it within 12 hours."...
You can't teach this old dog any new tricksâđ
Max Brantley wrote: 'In February 2020,Â The Jim Bakker ShowÂ hosted Sherrill Sellman who falsely claimed the colloidal silver products hawked by Jim Bakker were âproven by the government to have the ability to kill every pathogen it has ever been tested on, including SARS and HIVâŠ .â Both Bakker and Sellman have separately received warning letters from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Federal Trade Commission for selling unapproved drugs to cure or prevent COVID-19. The FDA had previously stated that silver products are not scientifically recognized to be safe and effective.'
The suit seeks restitution and civil penalties.
excerpt from,"Attorney General Rutledge sues televangelist Jim Bakker over sale of COVID-19 âcureâ
David Robson wrote: It is a sad truth that any health crisis will spawn its own pandemic of misinformation.... .... Now, we are seeing a fresh inundation of fake news â this time around the coronavirus pandemic. From Facebook to WhatsApp, frequently shared misinformation include everything from what caused the outbreak to how you can prevent becoming ill....
At worst, the ideas themselves are harmful â a recent report from one province in Iran found that more people had died from drinking industrial-strength alcohol, based on a false claim that it could protect you from Covid-19, than from the virus itself. But even seemingly innocuous ideas could lure you and others into a false sense of security, discouraging you from adhering to government guidelines, and eroding trust in health officials and organisations....
excerpt from,"From students to politicians, many smart people have fallen for dangerous lies spread about the new coronavirus. Why? And how can you protect yourself from misinformation?"
Ms. Dee, Jim Bakker had divorced her, or vice versa, and I believe she has died I knew of a person who died from taking silver solution, so it is something to avoid
Mike wrote: ...Why is there no call to cease pushing panic?...
Sobriety doesn't sell. We live in the Disinformation Age, worse than it was with print media before. Lies get more and more brazen.
To be sure though, it wasn't so rosy back then either. FDR was a master of propaganda; those famous Dust Bowl pics were carefully vetted by Roy Stryker (of the Farm Security Admin.) to toe the Progressive narrative. They were gladly accepted by the press since there was no fee. This continued with the Office of War Information. I think this partly explains the "Greatest Generation" nostalgia.
Jim Bakker brings back some old and negative memories for me. For a few years after I was saved, I would actually attend Charismatic and Pentecostal churches in addition to the Baptist church I was baptized in. IOW, I didnât denounce those false movements. I remember his real estate scam and if memory serves me correctly, my sister actually bought into that. The real negative for me is I remember actually donating once to his PTL ministry.
Anyway when he was released from prison I remember him being very penitent. Stealing from Christians and being a known adulterer is a pretty low way to operate. But, just look at him now. The same old thief and false prophet. And his new wife is just as corrupt as his first one.
There is no nationwide panic over fake silver cures. No runs on the grocery to stock up toilet paper, hand sanitizer hoarding, no emotional stock market response, no shipboard lockdowns, no statewide emergency declarations based on cases primarily confined to one corner of it, and so forth. Panic is much more dangerous to the safety of the public than silver. Why is there no call to cease pushing panic? Meanwhile typical flu actually kills thousands, some 18000 so far this year in the US alone. But it's election year, and nothing else has worked so far. Who knew a disease could be weaponized well beyond the disease itself?
Not often I'll agree with Jim Lincoln but this is one of those times. Lots of colloidal silver solutions are how his article described them, if taken internally. Perhaps the safest use is on infected wounds. However, the worst side effect is that the silver can settle in the skin and make it turn bluish. Our homeopath likes a particular brand, but my days in organic chemistry make me leery of any injested metal beyond the recommended daily allowance through a quality supplement.
For this situation, our homeopath suggests lots and lots of Vitamin C.
Somehow I doubt advertising a fake cure for coronavirus is more dangerous than the panic being promoted by breathless political/media doomsday reports. The big difference is, the lesser is ordered to stop.
Better yet, Jim Baker needs to cease & stop his false Word of Faith theology that has another Jesus, thatâs= False Eternal Peace!
Jer 14:14 And the Lord said to me, âThe prophets prophesy lies in My name. I havenât sent them, commanded them, nor spoken to them; they prophesy to you a false vision, divination, a worthless thing, & the deceit of their heart.
Mary Papenfuss wrote: .... Bakker was a leading televangelist until 1987 when he resigned his ministryÂ amid a sex scandal.Â He later served more than four years in prison on federal charges that he defrauded his followers.
A statement from Bakkerâs program to The Washington Post claimed Silver Solution wasnât a fraud and could cure many illnesses, including HIV, and that links to documentation would soon be provided.Â
The Food and Drug Administration has warned that theÂ colloidal silverÂ â particles of silver metal suspended in a liquid â in Silver SolutionÂ wasnât safe or effective for treating any disease or condition. The National Institutes of Health also warned itÂ could be dangerous.
excerpt from,"New York AG Warns Televangelist Jim Bakker To Stop Selling Fake Coronavirus Cure"