A video of a Christian mother exorcising her gay daughter’s room has gone viral.
“If you’re wondering what religious abuse is, here,” wrote TikToker Selia Brookes on the video. She says that she’s “gay, gay, gay” and
In the video, which has been viewed almost 250,000 times, a woman – presumably Brookes’s mother – can be heard denouncing “foul spirits” and “lying spirits” as she touches a bedroom door.
“Satan, I rebuke you, in the name of Jesus, in the name above all names!” she shouts. “Praise you, Jesus!”
The mother leaves, the teen closes the door and is either laughing or crying.
Brookes used the hashtag #emancipation on the video, suggesting that she is considering moving out of her home before she’s 18.
The video drew sympathy on TikTok and was later shared on Twitter, where more people expressed support for the teen.
The first comment on their TT says: “There’s no hate like Christian love”. I’ve never heard that before but I totally agree.
Hope they are able to get out of there soon and that woman gets some therapy.
— ✨Stardust✨ (@dustbunnee2) May 13, 2021
😢 That poor girl! She will leave that house as soon as she is able to 🤞🏽Her mother is not only crazy but she sounds like she’s drunk or on something. Or maybe she doesn’t have any teeth 🤷🏽♀️
— 🧘🏽♀️🕊 (@DualNational_) May 13, 2021
I grew up with people like that in my family. They never get better only worse. I hope that that young lady is able to get away from her mom into a safe nurturing environment.
— Tifféloyx: Thee Meme Collector (@tiffeloyx) May 13, 2021
It is just me or I this video gave me anxiety.. I’m worry 4the girl safety .. this is bad.
— Kuromi (@Kuromi_ca) May 13, 2021
Very sad. That poor girl. I have a niece who is gay. She has told me more than once how lucky she & her partner r that their families accept them. Really? When I look at her she is still the beautiful baby girl I have love & cherish since birth. I can’t think of never loving her
— Maggie_Thomas (@staysafe1224) May 13, 2021
A later video posted by Brookes shows her dancing with, presumably, her significant other and she used the hashtag #gaycouples. The door appears to be closed.