Kim Burrell Defends Gays Are “Perverted” Speech (VIDEO)
Kim Burrell is defending calling gays “perverted” in a homophobic speech. See video below.
On Friday, video surfaced of a sermon Burrell gave in which she appeared to suggest homosexuals will die in 2017 because they are sinning. “I came to tell you about sin. That sin nature. That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women, and it’s caused us pain on the body of Christ,” she said.
Burrell went on, “You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face, you are perverted… You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted.” The Gospel singer, who founded her own church in 2010, received cheers from congregants as she made the remarks.
But after the footage circulated online and Burrell was roundly criticized for her comments, she broadcast on Facebook Live to clarify and defend her sentiments. “I care about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else, any other kind of thing that is supporting gay[s],” she said. “I never said LGBT last night. I said S-I-N and whatever falls in the sin was preached.”
Burrell, however, insisted an “enemy” was responsible for framing her speech in a negative light. “To every person who is dealing with the homosexual spirit, I love you because God loves you,” she said. “But God hates the sin.” The star further insisted that she doesn’t “discriminate,” and would not “backtrack” on her thoughts or “take it back.”
In a second Facebook Live broadcast, Burrell argued that people “want to be mad” and “want to believe I came against the gays.” She contended, “I was addressing church people. See how misconstrued you got it?” And the performer called it “demonic” that, in her view, her words are being misinterpreted as a dig against the entire homosexual community.
“I never said God was killing gays in 2017. I said people who operate with that spirit in the church, with deception and attached themselves, are going to have to face the master. That’s what I said, and death is attached to their behavior,” Burrell continued. “If that’s you, okay. But I never said LGBT, gays are going to die in 2017. Y’all stop that.”
She then complained that while fans are now saying “I supported you,” their support never led to a Grammy or million records sold. Burrell has made a number of appearances with Pharrell recently, including on “The Tonight Show,” to perform their collaboration, “I See A Victory,” from the Hidden Figures soundtrack. They are currently scheduled to perform the song on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” next Thursday. See the controversial videos below.