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On the morning of May 12, 22-year-old Jennifer Hollis bought the gun she would use to kill herself later that day. According to a friend who spoke with a salesperson at the Academy Sports off I-10, Hollis, a petite, black-haired woman with a beauty mark just above her left eyebrow, was perfectly composed. She asked a lot of questions about brands, calibers, uses. She left the store with the gun and a box of copper-jacket bullets. At the doctor’s office where the University of Houston student worked as an assistant, she seemed fine as well, except for a crying jag when a coworker showed off her engagement ring. Later, investigators would determine that she spent three minutes online researching information about suicide notes. No one noticed anything out of the ordinary when she left the clinic, near Rice University, sometime after 3 p.
In the 18 days before her body was found in her silver RAV4 on the roof of a parking garage off West Loop South, friends and family led a frantic search. Before Hollis disappeared, she had experienced mood swings, scattered thoughts, difficulty concentrating. What friends didn’t know, what slowly trickled out during those 18 days, was that Hollis had been treating her condition by drinking, and taking enemas with, a bleach solution marketed as a cure-all by an organization calling itself Genesis II Church of Health and Healing. Some friends now say that she had been ingesting a product called Miracle Mineral Solution, which was actually sodium chlorite. When mixed with an activating agent, like citric acid, it becomes chlorine dioxide, often used to purify industrial water systems and bleach textiles and wood pulp.
Genesis II, and who hawks the miracle solution in hotel conference rooms. 500 cash donation in an envelope. The Harris County Attorney’s Office called MMS dangerous, citing an FDA warning that ingesting high dosages of the bleach can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and severe dehydration. While authorities have been able to go after domestic merchants of MMS — a distributor in Washington state was sentenced to 51 months in federal prison in 2015 — the head of the Genesis II Church lived until recently in a walled compound in the Dominican Republic, beyond the reach of U. That leader, Jim Humble, is an 83-year-old ex-Scientologist and gold prospector who claims to have stumbled upon the miracle cure while on a South American expedition in 1996. He also claims to be a member of an ancient alien race.
What the videos show instead is a woman who had been experiencing severe emotional distress and who, although clearly intelligent, was nevertheless duped into dousing her insides with bleach. Genesis II was not a miracle cure. And while state and federal authorities around the country try to stop the sale of MMS, its chief propagandist continues to make videos touting its wonders, which feeds into the views of anti-mainstream medicine, anti-vaccination conspiracy theorists who not only drink it themselves, but force it on their children. A religious awakening can occur in the most unexpected of places. In April 2016, one was to occur at a Ramada Inn near a Houston airport. Unfortunately for Hawkins, the Ramada Houston Intercontinental Airport East, in Humble, canceled the engagement, which Hawkins’s website chalked up to religious persecution. You mean trying to violate my religious freedoms?
That’s all I’m going to say about it. We don’t do interviews — the Archbishop has told us not to do interviews with the press because you guys have always twisted our words and made us look in a negative light, no matter what we say. Hawkins’s mandated denial seems fitting for a man who has seemingly felt a need to be led by a strong voice of authority. Genesis II Church, Hawkins was a member of a polygamous cult called the House of Yahweh.
The group was founded in a West Texas trailer park by an ex-Abilene police officer named Bill Hawkins, who changed his first name to Yisrayl, and ordered his followers to change their surnames to Hawkins. Like other House of Yahweh followers, who dwelt in tenements on their leader’s 44-acre property, Hawkins lived a meager lifestyle. His truck had been repossessed and he had no phone service. Six years later, Hawkins’s gut had ballooned, but not his wallet. He posted pics of himself standing, and reclining, in nothing but a disturbingly skimpy pair of boxers. He claimed that donations were tax-deductible because he was a reverend in the Genesis II Church. We are unique because we were formed to serve mankind.