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USA: 16-year-old's shocking 'gay exorcism'

Fri 26 Jun 2009 In: International News View at Wayback View at NDHA

"Rip it from his throat. Come on, you homosexual demon! You homosexual spirit, we call you out right now! Lose your grip, Lucifer!" says a church 'Exorcist' in a shocking video which has now been made public. The exorcist: A grim scene from the 'gay exorcism' video A Connecticut Church has sparked international outcry after the video, which shows a 'gay exorcism' of a 16-year-old boy. The full 20-minute video footage was posted online by Christian extremists Manifested Glory Ministries, and shows the teenager lying on the floor, convulsing, while members of the church stand over him, shouting rituals. "Come out of his belly. It's in the belly - push," says one church member, before the 16-year-old - who had been spotted wearing women's clothes - vomits into a number of plastic bags and then has a white sheet placed over him. Despite widespread anger at the church's actions, Sr. Pastor Patricia McKinney has defended the ritual. "He came in on Sunday and we began to worship God," she said. "We believe in the power of the Holy Spirit. You have some people worshiping God. You have some people singing. Every Sunday we call people up to the altar to have people cleansed of their demons. We were worshiping the Lord and all of a sudden he began to hit the floor." "We believe a man should be with a woman and a woman should be with a man," she added. "We have nothing against homosexuals. I just don't agree with their lifestyle." Joining the outcry following the video's release is a Connecticut gay youth advocacy group which believes the so-called 'gay exorcism' is unfortunately not an isolated incident. "This happens all the time," said Robin McHaelin of True Colours. "What saddens me is the people that are doing this think they are doing something in the kid's best interests, when in fact they're murdering his spirit." Watch footage from the video below.    

Credit: Daily News Staff

First published: Friday, 26th June 2009 - 8:39am

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