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Televangelist Jim Bakker Sued Over Fake Coronavirus Cure Product

Televangelist Jim Bakker, and Morningside Church Productions are being sued by Missouri’s Attorney General Eric Schmitt in order to force him to stop selling a fake cure for the Coronavirus.

According to the suit, Bakker and Sherill Sellman, a “naturopathic doctor,” claimed “Silver Solution” can cure coronavirus on an episode of the Jim Bakker Show on February 12. The show was aired nationwide.

After the broadcast, and following representations made on Bakker’s website, the Food and Drug Administration and the New York Attorney General’s Office issued cease and desist letters to the show, ordering Bakker to stop making claims about the product as there was no scientific evidence to back them up.

The FDA says “There are no vaccines, pills, potions or other prescription or over-the-counter products to treat or cure Coronavirus disease.”

Schmitt’s lawsuit is seeking a restraining order and permanent injunction against Bakker selling Silver Solution.

This is the same Jim Bakker who was found guilty of 24 counts of defrauding followers in his South Carolina based ministry in 1989. In prison, he said he realized he’d been “contradicting Christ in the pursuit of money.”
After serving five years – Bakker returned to televangelism, but moved to Branson- raising funds in part by selling “end of days” products like bulk foods and generators.

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