A Texas-based doctor whose claims about the use of hydroxychloroquine to cure COVID-19 have been retweeted by Donald Trump has a long history of supporting conspiracy theories, it has emerged.
Dr Stella Immanuel, 55, rose to prominence on Monday when the president retweeted a video featuring her in Washington, DC to lobby Congress.
In the video – which has since been deleted by Facebook, YouTube and Twitter – she promotes the discredited coronavirus remedy, hydroxychloroquine.
She attacked “fake doctors” who doubted the drug’s effectiveness and claimed it was a “cure”, adding “you don’t need a mask”.
Stella Immanuel rose to fame in video touting discredited COVID-19 cure
Donald Trump tweeted his video on Monday night, before it was removed from social media
“If a bogus science comes out and says we’ve done some studies and they find out it doesn’t work, I can categorically tell you that it’s bogus science,” she said.
“I want to know who carried out this study and who is behind it. Because I have no way to treat 350 patients and count and no one is dead.
She said she had treated patients with hydroxychloroquine with zinc and the antibiotic zithromax.
Donald Trump Jr was also impressed with his speech, noting on Twitter that it was a “must-watch”.
Immanuel, who runs the Fire Power Ministries at a shopping mall next to his clinic in Houston, was born in Cameroon and received his medical education in Nigeria, The Daily Beast reported.
On her Facebook page, she describes herself as: “Doctor, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, Minister of Deliverance, hatchet of God and weapon of war”.
The church’s “beliefs” section on their website – which has now been deleted – says it is against “unmarried couples living together, homosexuality, bestiality, polygamy, etc.,” reported Heavy.
Stella Immanuel has led the Fire Power Ministries in Houston, Texas since 2002
Emmanuel preaches sermons on homosexuality, aliens and vaccine conspiracy theories
A sentence in the profile reads: “Her attitude towards demonic forces has been described as relentless, a warrior to the core.
Immanuel is also a “wealth transfer coach” and believes that “you can be saved, anointed, burned and rich too”.
Mother of three daughters, Immanuel is said to have studied medicine in Nigeria between 1984 and 1990.
In November 1998, Immanuel began working as a pediatrician in Alexandria, Louisiana.
She has been a physician at Rehoboth Medical Center in Katy, just west of Houston, Texas, since October 2019.
The 55-year-old was born in Cameroon
She received a medical license in Texas eight months ago, in November, according to state records.
A Nigerian website, PM News, reported that Emmanuel did a pediatric residency at Bronx-Lebanon in New York. We didn’t know when.
She was then interned under the direction of Dr Babatunde Dosu, a Nigerian pediatrician based in Dallas.
He also said she holds medical licenses in Texas, Louisiana and Kentucky.
Emmanuel founded the church in 2002 and has given sermons attacking progressive values and promoting conspiracy theories, including “the gay agenda, secular humanism, the Illuminati, and the demonic new world order.”
She claimed that gynecological issues like cysts and endometriosis are actually caused by people having sex in their dreams with demons and witches.
She alleges that extraterrestrial DNA is currently being used in medical treatments, saying, “They use all kinds of DNA, even alien DNA, to treat people.
In a 2015 sermon, she said the Illuminati were promoting a plan devised by “a witch” to destroy the world using abortion, gay marriage, and children’s toys.
Immanuel claims that the Magic 8-Ball toy is actually a program to get children used to witchcraft. “The 8-Ball was a medium,” she says.
Immanuel describes himself on Facebook as: “Doctor, author, lecturer, entrepreneur, Minister of Deliverance, hatchet of God and weapon of war”.
“There are people running this nation who are not even human,” Emmanuel said, before launching into a conversation she had with a “reptilian spirit” she described as “half-human.” , mid-AND ”.
In another sermon from 2015, she said that scientists plan to install microchips in people and develop a “vaccine” to make religion impossible.
“They found the gene in the mind of someone who makes you religious, so they can vaccinate against it,” Emmanuel said.
Immanuel warned that the Disney Channel show Hannah Montana was a gateway to evil because his character had an “alter ego.” She said schools teach children to meditate so that they can “meet demons”.
She also insists that “children must be whipped”.
The doctor warned his flock that gay marriage meant “very soon people will be looking to marry children.”
She accused gay Americans of practicing “gay terrorism” and praised a father’s decision to dislike his transgender son after a gender transition.
“Do you know the crazy part?” Emmanuel said.
“The little girl demands that he love her anyway. Really? You won’t get it from me, I’ll be like ‘Little girl, when you come back to be a little girl again, but you’re talking – for now I’m gone.’ ‘