Pastor Patricia McKinney of Connecticut's Manifested Glory Ministries went on CNN today to combat a controversy that has arisen over a video that was posted on YouTube showing her church performing a 'gay exorcism' on a young man. CNN showed the footage of the exorcism, and it is indeed quite a strange video.
Pastor McKinney said she agreed to the interview to to "let the world know out there that Manifested Glories Ministries is not against homosexuality. We do not hate them. We do not come up against them. We just do not believe in their lifestyle."
According to the pastor, her church believes heavily in spirits: "You have the alcohol spirit. You have the crack cocaine spirit. You have the adulterous spirit. Everything carries a spirit."
She said the man in the video walked into her church on a Sunday "six or seven months ago" and that "on this particularly sunday we were just beginning to worship the lord, and all of a sudden he hit the floor." They performed the "exorcism" and she said it worked because she's been in contact with the young man and that he's changed his lifestyle. Take that as you will.
Watch the interview and the "exorcism" below.