Harris County Wins Suit Against Bishop of Bleach-Drinking "Church"

The Houston Press reports on a permanent injunction obtained against Shane Hawkins of Angleton, for selling a chlorine dioxide solution as a "sacrament" for an organization called Genesis II Church.

The bleach, sold as "Miracle Mineral Solution," is marketed by Genesis II and various "church chapters" as a cure for 95 percent of the world's maladies.

In the county's May 2016 application for a permanent injunction, prosecutor Rosemarie Donnelly cited the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's 2010 warning that ingesting high dosages of the bleach can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe dehydration. Prosecutors alleged that Hawkins held sales pitches — marketed as  â€œsacramental training classes" — in Houston-area hotels. Attendees were told to bring a $500 cash donation in an envelope.  More at http://www.houstonpress.com/news/bleach-drinking-church-bishop-barred-from-selling-cure-in-texas-9727661