BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WPIX) - A video which shows an exorcism of a teen to drive out apparent “homosexual demons” has sparked outrage among several gay rights activists.
The video, which was posted on YouTube, features church elders from the Manifested Glory Ministries Church in Bridgeport performing the exorcism on the 16-year-old boy.
“Right now I command you to leave!” screamed one of the church leaders involved with the exorcism in the video.
The teenager is seen rolling around on the ground, moaning and screaming - at one point he even vomits.
Although it was never confirmed to be a gay exorcism, repeated references to the subject’s sexual orientation suggests it was.
“Right now in the name of Jesus, I call the homosexuality, right now in the name of Jesus,” a church elder is heard screaming to the teen.
It’s unclear when the 20 minute video was made or if the teen suffered any physically injuries from what appeared to be near seizures.
Meantime, advocacy groups for gay youths are calling the video abuse and want authorities to get involved.