Kim Burrell Defends Homophobic Sermon Days Before “Ellen” Performance, Pharrell Williams & “Hi
Gospel singer and pastor Kim Burrell is making “no excuses or apologies” for condemning the LGBT community — I mean, the “homosexual spirt” — during a recent sermon.
The gospel singer was under fire and dragged on social media after referring to gay people as “perverted” in a sermon that has since gone viral. While preaching to her Love & Liberty Fellowship Church congregation in Houston, she stated:
The backlash and the accusations that she said all LGBT people were going to hell in 2017 caused Burrell to respond via two Facebook videos on Friday (Dec. 30).
Burrell believes that since she didn’t specifically say LGBT people or the community that her sermon wasn’t a “personal agenda against people” and that she loves people.
Yeah, still sounds like a “personal agenda against people” to me. There’s no other way anyone in the LGBT community could listen to her comments and not take them personally. Just like some racists can never utter the n-word a day in their life, but they’re still a racist. That concept applies here as well.
Meanwhile, Burrell is scheduled to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday (Jan. 5) with Pharrell Williams to perform their song, “I See Victory” from the Hidden Figures soundtrack.
Williams as well as Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae have spoken out against Burrell’s homophobic rant and expressed their support for equality.
Spencer reposted Williams’ statement and wrote:
Monae also reposted the IG post and included a lengthy statement of her own. She wrote in part:
It’s unknown how Ellen producers plan to handle to Burrell’s hate speech or even if she will still perform with Williams. Burrell probably doesn’t want to be near “perverted” lesbian DeGeneres anyways. In her Facebook response, she noted her LGBT fans have failed to help her sell over 1 million records or earn her a Grammy.
On another note, Burrell also seemingly referred to Bishop Eddie Long in the now-viral clip.
In 2010, four men accused Long of coercing them into sexual relationships when they were teenagers. The cases were settled out of court. Long recently made his first public appearance in months, after dealing with an undisclosed health issue, looking extremely thin and unhealthy. Though unconfirmed, some have wondered if the illness is HIV or AIDS.
No matter how she tries to explain it, Burrell preached hate under the guise of “love.” But she surely found out that such hate is not tolerated by many and will get checked really quick.
I just hope anyone LGBT struggling with acceptance listen to Williams, Spencer, and Monae’s words rather than hold on to the hate that Burrell spouted and continues to stand by.
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