Man who claimed to be ‘delivered’ from being gay, assaulted


Andrew Caldwell, who became a viral video sensation after his famous “I’m not gay no more, I am delivered” speech at the COGIC conference last year, is in the news again. This time he was the victim of a hate crime in Florissant, Missouri.

Caldwell posted pictures to his Facebook account of the aftermath of a violent unprovoked assault in a strip mall parking lot. Two unidentified men walked up to him and punched him in the face. After the assault, the men fled in a black automobile while taunting him with anti-gay slurs.  As the men drove away they shouted, “I’m not gay no more!”

Caldwell wrote: “Ever since I talked about my deliverance from the sin of homosexuality, I have been receiving threatening messages by email and social media. I fear for my life. I have been physically and verbally attacked. I feel that I will have to do whatever it takes to protect myself.”


Mo Barnes
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Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician. He has been writing for Rolling Out since 2014. Whether it means walking through a bloody police shooting to help a family find justice or showing the multifaceted talent of the Black Diaspora I write the news.

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