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Last summer, conservative media outlets and Donald Trump promoted a video in which a group of doctors spoke about dangerous COVID conspiracies. The star of that video was Stella Immanuel, who said face masks were effectively useless and that she successfully used hydroxychloroquine on her own patients.

It didn’t take long before we learned even more about the pediatrician/minister. It turned out Immanuel had previously blamed gynecological problems (like endometriosis) on people dreaming about having sex with demons, and said that alien DNA was used in medical treatments, and claimed that scientists planned to use vaccines to stop people from being religious, and said homosexuality would lead people to Hell.

Those were all lies. She was a fraud. But because she was parroting right-wing talking points, the MAGA crowd never grew sick of her.

It’s no wonder, then, that Immanuel is now stating that Satan’s clones are attempting to murder unvaccinated people:

The devil has power to give breath to the clones, to the images… [they] want to assassinate those that will not take the mark, the Number of the Beast, or the Name of the Beast… The Moderna vaccine has luciferase, which is the name of the Beast. Everything about this vaccine has 666, which is the Number of the Beast

Just to get this out of the way, the Moderna vaccine doesn’t contain luciferase, which is an enzyme whose name comes from the Latin words for “light” and “carry.” Fireflies glow because of the same class of enzymes. It’s not evil. The vaccines are safe and effective. If medical doctors don’t understand that by now, they shouldn’t have a license.

Which is a long way to say Immanuel is insane, but since the MAGA crowd thinks she’s the best person they’ve got, she’s going to keep getting a platform within their bubble. When a person like that is your side’s answer to Dr. Fauci, though, you’ve lost the argument. Stop ruining things for the rest of us.

(via Right Wing Watch)

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Hemant Mehta is the founder of, a YouTube creator, podcast co-host, and author of multiple books about atheism. He can be reached at @HemantMehta.