Andrew Caldwell, the ‘Delivert’ Gay COGIC Man Speaks Out; Fraud? [VIDEO]
Andrew Caldwell has become an internet sensation after being 'delivert' from homosexuality on camera during the COGIC Conference. The video has officially gone viral as most are laughing because of his commentary but some are seriously looking into the video and wondering if it was a fraud.
The presiding Pastor of the service, Bishop Brandon Porter, spoke to say that the deliverance was in fact real. What had skeptics talking was the fact that Porter gave Caldwell a $100 bill during the service.
"Every reputable scientific study on this experience says you cannot change someone's orientation," said William Batts, who runs the Memphis Gay and Lesbian Community Center.
WMC Action News in Memphis did a complete story on the ordeal and has exclusive video footage, see what the community is saying below:
Caldwell spoke about his situation on his Facebook page:
My name is Andrew Caldwell. I appeared on a video at the recent Church of God In Christ International Convocation in St Louis. On that video I gave a testimony of deliverance from homosexuality. As a child, I was raped by a member of my own family. At that time I did not think of it as abuse. I kind of enjoyed it. I kept it to myself, not realizing how it had changed me. Growing up wasn’t a pleasant experience. I was harassed, heckled, and ridiculed by classmates. Many told me that I would never amount to anything. This gave me the motivation to try to prove them wrong. Being fairly attractive as a young man, it was not difficult for me to get involved with other men. I have dated athletes, ministers, and celebrities. As time passed I got tired of this way of living. I always attended church. But I always found the same things in church that I found in the world. After joining my present church, it came to me that this lifestyle was not right. It seemed that the more I tried to quit on my own, the more intense was the temptation. All last week I fasted and prayed. On this past Saturday at the Convocation, there was an alter[sic] call. I came forward and offered my testimony. It was unscripted. Not only do I hope for my own deliverance but for the deliverance of others who may be struggling with their own issues. To my doubting detractors, I pray for you. To my supporters, I am grateful for your support and prayers.