Faith Healers Claim to Cure Cancer

June 25, 2011 by  
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A group of faith healers who claim they have miracle cures for cancer and HIV have been condemned as “irresponsible, even criminal”

There is only one word for this as expressed by Prof Edzard Ernst – Criminal. Let’s hope these charlatans are appropriately prosecuted!

These people prey on people’s hopes, not give them hope. Yet another example of “where’s the harm?”

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5 Responses to “Faith Healers Claim to Cure Cancer”

  1. Graham Martin-Royle on June 28th, 2011 8:38 pm

    This is all part of the same con trick exposed by David Waldock http://davidwaldock.wordpress.com/2011/06/08/asa-adjudicate-on-flyer-complaint/
    These people make all kinds of ludicrous claims which ultimately can put peoples lives at risk. They need to be exposed and challenged at every opportunity.

  2. lt_zippy2 on June 29th, 2011 9:06 pm

    Graham,

    Thanks for posting this, I was going to but you beat me to it!!!

    Rich

  3. Graham Martin-Royle on June 30th, 2011 5:08 pm

    It’s the quick or the dead round here Zippy, -lol-.

  4. lt_zippy2 on July 5th, 2011 5:09 pm

    But if I died, I’d expect this bunch of numpties to claim they could bring me back!

  5. John Hunt on July 17th, 2011 11:19 pm

    Under the 1939 Cancer Act:

    S.4(1) “No person shall take any part in the publication of any advertisement­
    (a) containing an offer to treat any person for cancer, or to prescribe any remedy therefor, or to give any advice in connection with the treatment thereof; …”

    S.8 “In this section the expression “advertisement” includes any notice, circular, label, wrapper or other document, and any announcement made orally or by any means of producing or transmitting sounds.”

    .

    Two years ago, a flyer for a faith-healing event was shoved through my door, followed by an article in the local press. I sat through nearly three hours of “Brother Melvin’s” nauseating charlatanry, which included several appeals for money and cheques. I then reported this to police and to Trading Standards.

    On that occasion, both bodies failed to take any action. But now, following similar cases in other parts of the country, it will hopefully be easier to stop these frauds.

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