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Claim number: 59

Claimant: Synagogue Church of All Nations

Claim date: Oct. 20, 2011

Brand name: anointing water

Forum in which the claim was made: YouTube video

Claim methodology: spray

Frequency with which the claim is made by this claimant: Frequent

Actual claim: Cures back pain, leg pain and high blood pressure

Plausibility of this claim: Untested and implausible


SCOAN international claims to 'pray away HIV'. A branch opperates in Cape Town claiming to heal chronic pain with annointing water.


On their international website's comments section, where people plead for the anointing water, one woman posted on July 13 of this year: “I am HIV positive on treatment. I have developed painful herpes resulting from disease…If only I can get hold of annoiting water my past shall be past. I am from South Africa Limpopo very far from Cape Town”. This suggests that the Cape Town branch of SCOAN is claiming to cure HIV. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AdMk9VW7Kvc for YouTube video of Cape Town SCOAN claiming to heal back and leg pain.