The video of a Bridgeport, Connecticut church allegedly casting a
“homosexual demon” out of a young black man may be under investigation for the events occurring in the video someone posted to Youtube March 15th.
The tag on the video read: “This young man came seeking deliverance. And we worked with him untill [sic] he got delivered. And he became a member.”
The tag may indicate the man entered into the casting out service voluntarily but the service was nonetheless disturbing.
Although the video had been lying dormant two months on the site, GCM Watch first broke the story to a larger audience. After appearing here, it was widely discussed on blogs and forums across the internet.
GCM Watch has been contacted by a media outlet seeking comment on the story.
While we believe there was no criminal activity going on in the video, it is a very poor reflection upon the church and Christ to film this as it were some entertainment and treat the young man in the manner in which he was treated. We call on Christian churches to stop sensationalizing this issue in this manner and follow clear biblical examples both in dealing with the demonic and members of the church who struggle with unresolved same sex issues. See our Doctrinal Statements.
All videos on the service have since been removed from Youtube.
06.12.09 Update: The videos have returned.