Why is Donald Trump Jr amplifying a quack who believes in 'demon sperm'? - 2020-07-29
If you happened to be thinking that the one thing the tumultuous year of 2020 has been missing is arguments over demon sperm, then all I can say to you is this: I've got good news.
Enter Dr Stella Immanuel. A Houston-based pediatrician and pastor of a church called Fire Power Ministries, Immanuel made internet history on Monday after she spoke on the steps of the US supreme court with a group of rightwing physicians who refer to themselves as America's Frontline Doctors. (The group is supported by the conservative Tea Party Patriots.) In comments that were live-streamed by the far-right Breitbart News, Immanuel brashly stated that "Covid has a cure" in hydroxychloroquine, a claim that has been roundly rejected by the medical establishment. She also said that, with hydroxychloroquine, she can "stop Covid in its tracks in 30 days". Then she invited the world to look her up.
And look her up is exactly what the Daily Beast's Will Sommer did. It turns out that the good doctor has some views that have not, shall we say, been endorsed by the American Medical Association. Sommer read her articles posted on her website, and watched her YouTube sermons, to discover that Dr Immanuel believes that serious gynecological problems are caused by women having sex with "spirit husbands" (ie demons) while the women are in their dreamworlds. Sommer explains Immanuel's views this way: "Real-life ailments such as fibroid tumors and cysts stem from the demonic sperm after demon dream sex."