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Kim Burrell Expresses Hurt Feelings After Her Sermon on Same Sex Relations Receives Backlash from Christian Colleagues
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Kim Burrell’s sermon on same sex relations, delivered at the end of 2016, has left a lasting impact on the pastor and gospel singer. Burrell, who was openly criticized by fellow members of the christian music canon, stated in a recent interview that it was hurtful that “church people started to jump on the bandwagon” and did not speak to “defend the word.” Burrell believes that those who stated that her speech was hateful decided to “be more famous than Kingdom-minded.”
In January of this year, Ellen DeGeneres publicly announced on Twitter that she was cancelling Kim Burrell’s scheduled appearance to perform “I See a Victory” from the movie Hidden Figures. The talk show host did not feel that it was appropriate to invite Burrell stating “I didn’t feel that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she was saying things about me.” Burrell expressed that she was not offended by Ellen DeGeneres’ announcement and notes that both parties were probably better off as she would have taken the opportunity to ask Ellen about her beliefs and her relationship with God.
In the interview with K.D. Bowe, Burrell says that she has housed people who identify as homosexual while holding onto her constitution. Burrell states that her constitution includes the bible and despite the pain and disappointment that her counterparts have chosen to follow a more secular path surrounding homosexuality, she continues to love people.
Burrell’s interview closes out with her recalling a prayer. She asked the Lord to “heal the heart and emotions of those, whether they be homosexual or not, that were offended by what I never meant to misunderstand. Heal them and if they never like me again I’m not going to do a poll, that’s on them, but Lord continue to keep the love of God in my heart for every person.”