‘The 700 Club’ host Pat Robertson on Thursday discussed an AIDS conspiracy theory, which claimed the disease originated due to failed polio experimental vaccines tested on monkeys by the World Health Organization (WHO) scientists.
“From what I can gather, it came from Africa. I think the World Health Organization was doing some experiment in the Congo on a monkey virus, a monkey injection to fight polio and it wasn’t an injection, they put it in sugar cubes and they gave it to these Africans, a couple hundred thousand in the test,” he said.
Robertson probably reiterated the ‘oral polio vaccine (OPV) AIDS hypothesis’ which has long been discredited by researches all over the world.
“This is the first time when monkey diseases crossed into the human condition and out of that has come this terrible thing,” he added. “It seems to be transmitted so often through sexual contact and it was rife in the homosexual community but has then jumped into the heterosexual community,” Robertson concluded.
The last time Pat Robertson talked about AIDS on his show was in August when he claimed that ‘vicious’ gay people used special rings to cut and infect other people with the disease. The gay community, rights groups and supporters widely criticized the televangelist for spreading lies about homosexual people.