A 20-minute YouTube video shows a 16-year-old boy convulsing on a church floor as members of Manifested Glory Ministries, a Connecticut church, cast a "homosexual demon" from his body.
"Rip it from his throat!" "Come on, you homosexual demon! You homosexual spirit, we call you out right now! Loose your grip!"
The boy had come to the church and asked for help. He'd been to the altar several times for prayer prior to the filming of this particular event.
Gay advocates are calling it abuse and are demanding an investigation.
An investigation into what? What thousands of churches believe and are doing during their services? Are the thought police - or the Obama administration - now going to tell churches what they can or cannot do during their services? Will there be a law against doing spiritual ministry with children? Will there be a law against praying over homosexuals, even if they request it?
I'm not a member of a Pentecostal church and do find some churches - (not all Pentecostal churches) - and some prayer to be not quite genuine. But the behavior and attacks from the far left are a lot more disturbing to me than doctrinal differences I might have with some brothers and sisters in the Lord.
Robin McHaelin, executive director of an advocacy group for youths that claim to be gay, said "I think it's horrifying. 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."
OF COURSE they're murdering the spirit. That's the whole point! Didn't she listen to what the church was saying? "You homosexual spirit, we call you out right now! Loose your grip!" They were "casting out of spirits!" The whole point of the prayer is to get rid of that spirit - the same spirit that McHaelin wants to protect!
What scares me more is that she says kids call HER to ask for help against their parents or caregivers, as if she knows and loves them more than their parents do. I assume she then proceeds to help them do the things that their parents don't want them to do. She is the type of person I choose to keep my kids far away from.
She admits that the boy said that the church has prayed for him three times at his request, but, knowing very little about this boy, assumes she knows everything and blames the risky behavior he's practicing on the church's treatment. She hasn't listened to the boy at all.
Excuse me? He came into the church wearing women's clothing and begging for help. He had been in reform school for stealing. He was already engaged in risky behavior before he came to the church.
The church listened to him, loved him, gave him clothes, and prayed for him, as he requested. But she claims the church is at fault for the problems he came to them with? Right.