A video has been posted on YouTube showing horrific abuse of a teenage boy by religious fundamentalists.

It shows a 16-year-old boy being verbally abused by adults as he writhes on the floor.

The pastor of the Connecticut church where the abuse occured has defended the practice of “exorcising” gay people.

“Every Sunday we call people up to the altar who want to be delivered from any spirit that causes them to not be able to function,” Pastor Patricia McKinney told CNN.

“We were just beginning to worship the Lord and all of a sudden he hit the floor.

“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.”