By now, you’ve probably seen the “Gay Exorcism” video on YouTube… a pastor at Manifested Glory Ministries (in Bridgeport, CT) tries to de-gayify a teenager. The church had no real response, only saying that it wasn’t an exorcism — rather, it was a “casting out of souls.” I’d love to know what the difference is..
The video is sad, it’s disgusting, it’s disturbing… and it’s not shocking at all to me.
Really, were any of you surprised to see it?
This stuff goes on all the time. Not just in black churches, either. Thinking an exorcism will work, trying to “remove the gay” from a person… it happens all over the country in churches everywhere.
And once again, you don’t hear many Christians speaking up and denouncing all of this — saying it’s ok to be gay, that this horrific ritual is meaningless, that the churchgoers in the video have serious problems. Why not? Maybe because the same people who believe in angels are likely to believe in demons, too. The kind of thinking promoted in this video is no different from a “cleansing Baptism” — this case just happens to be more graphic. Obviously, neither ritual actually changes anything.
The one piece of information I can’t find is whether the 16-year-old victim did this voluntarily or not.
(Thanks to grazatt for the link)