A North Carolina man claims leaders from his former church held him captive for four months against his will because he is gay, the Charlotte Observerreports.
It may seem like an episode of "American Horror Story." But Michael Lowry, 22, filed a complaint against the Word of Faith Fellowship Church in February in which he complained that he was physically and emotionally abused while held hostage in the church.
The young man claims he was kept against his will in a church building from Aug. 1 to Nov. 19, 2011. He told investigators that on his first day of being confined he was knocked unconscious. He compared his experiences to being put in jail.
"The doors were locked, it was jail," he said. "You weren’t allowed to speak to your family. Many of the men had wives and children but they weren’t able to communicate with them." Full story here!