Video Showing ‘Homosexual Exorcism’ Causes Outrage

June 25, 2009

Connecticut (ChattahBox) – A video(below) that has caused outrage all over the world was posted (and then removed) from YouTube by a church organization, depicting the congregation attempting to cast the ‘demon of homosexuality’ from a teenage boy.

The unnamed 16-year-old was placed on the floor as the church prayed, members screaming at the ‘demon’ to leave him as he convulsed. It was a shocking and disturbing 20 minutes, which shows a rather common practice in various denomination of charismatic Christianity, where casting of demons, speaking of tongues, and being ‘slain in the spirit’ is a normal occurrence.

Reverend Patricia McKinney, the leader of the church, denies any wrongdoing, though she apparently felt it appropriate to lie about the boy’s age, who she claimed was 18-years-old, despite the teenager himself, and others in the church, admitting that they all knew his real age.

Gay rights and youth groups all over the country have begun calling for an investigation, one in which Reverend McKinney seems to feel is some kind fo witch hunt.

“It’s been a hard time for me, but I’m looking good and I’m standing strong because when you have a mandate like mine you’re not going to say what you want without the adversary coming after you. If you are a true prophet you’re not going to be popular with the people,” she was quoted by The Daily Mail.

But ‘prophet’ or not, even other groups dedicated to changing a person’s sexual orientation do not believe in exorcism, especially of those young and impressionable, who are still trying to find themselves.

Rev. Rolland Stringfellow, a minister who was put through an exorcism in his youth to cast out homosexual demons said that “it caused nothing but shame and embarrassment,” and that he didn’t agree with the church’s methods at all.

An investigation into the case has been requested.


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