A Bridgeport, Conn., church called Manifested Glory Ministries posted a controversial video on YouTube that raises concern about the unregulated abuse of children by church-sponsored ex-gay programs.
The video features church elders performing an exorcism of so-called “homosexual demons.”
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Fox Channel 61 in Hartford reports
The video shows leaders of the Manifested Glory Ministries in a frenetic scene, screaming, “Right now I command you to leave!”
At the same time a teen writhing on the ground as the adults around him implore so called “homosexual demons” to get out.
The leaders yell at the boy on the ground saying, “Right now in the name of Jesus, I call the homosexuality, right now in the name of Jesus.”
For 20 minutes it continues with the boy in a near seizure, even vomiting.
Robin McHaelen runs a mentoring program for gay teens, True Colors, and tells Fox 61 that she knows of five other teens in Connecticut who’ve been subjected to “demon casting”:
What really freaked me out is the people who did that to that child wasn’t because they were trying to hurt him. They thought they were trying to help him, but I think that they murdered his soul.
The church has since taken down its YouTube account, but not before its videos were replicated by other YouTube users.
Hat tip: Steve Rothaus’s blog at The Miami Herald