A video of an exorcism of a gay man has sparked outrage in the gay community.

The video, which has since been removed from YouTube, shows a young man writhing around on the floor as church leaders expel the “homosexual demon” out of him for about 20 minutes.

“Right now I command you to leave!” a man in a black suit demands. “Right now in the name of Jesus. I call the homosexuality, right now in the name of Jesus!”

“Rip it from his throat!” a woman yells. “Come on, you homosexual demon! You homosexual spirit, we call you out right now! Loose your grip, Lucifer!”

Pastor Patricia McKinney of the Manifested Glory Ministries church has finally stepped forward after fleeing local reporters last week. She told CNN that her church is not against being gay, it's against the gay “lifestyle.”

“Manifested Glory Ministries is not against homosexuality. We do not hate them. We do not come up against them. We do just not believe in their lifestyle,” she explained.

She said the man in the video, who she described as being very religious, asked the church for help because “he did not want to live this way.”

After being criticized for her approach, the Stamford, Connecticut pastor defended herself. Without citing the video specifically, she told her weekly radio audience Wednesday that she's being “persecuted.”

"It's been a hard time for me, but I'm looking good and I'm standing strong because when you have a mandate like mine you're not going to say what you want without the adversary coming after you," she said. "If you are a true prophet you're not going to be popular with the people."

“So many people that I've seen, when they talk about coming out … The one thing they say that really gets me is: I thought I was a bad person, and because I had these feelings they had me convinced that I was … evil and sinful,” Cenk Uygur said Wednesday on the Young Turks while discussing the video. “To put that kind of shit on somebody? And then you say, it's OK, it's a religion. Screw that, man.”