At least six people have died in Britain after evangelical churches told them to stop taking their medication because they had been healed of HIV, medical professionals have revealed to Sky News.
To investigate the claim, Sky News sent three undercover reporter to one of the churches, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Southwark, south London. The wealthy church was founded by Pastor T.B. Joshua, who claims to be a prophet, and has branches in Ghana, the United Kingdom, South Africa, and Greece.
All three of the undercover reporters told church officials they were suffering from HIV, and all three undercover reporters were told they could be cured.
The reporters were also told they could discard their potentially life-saving antiviral medications.
On their website, the church claims to have healed everything from HIV to Crohn’s disease to mental disorders.
“It is foolish advice and it is tragic advice because the consequences of this kind of advice can only be that people pass on HIV and can only be seriously bad for the individual concerned — including death,” said former health secretary Lord Fowler.
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