Gospel singer Kim Burrell is a pastor at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston and a Friday sermon about homosexuality has drawn some harsh condemnation from people who worked with her.
Burrell sings with Pharrell Williams, on the song “I See a Victory” on the film’s soundtrack.
In her sermon she said that gay people are perverted, they have embarassed god and they 2017 may see them die!
Here it is below:
She has previously sang on a track with queer artist Frank Ocean, whom we can only assume would be quite hurt by the sermon. However, in a video she released a video on Saturday to address the controversy she did not apologize, she said she was misunderstood!
Pharrell and Hidden Figures stars spoke out on social media against the sermon:
I agree. We are all God's children equal in his eyes. Hatred isn't the answer. Intolerance isn't… https://t.co/vztGSNkEMF
— octavia spencer (@octaviaspencer) December 31, 2016
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) December 31, 2016
I shouldn't even have to post this as you guys should already know where I stand but If you do not pls know I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community. Actually I'm tired of that label. We all belong to the same community, a shared community called humanity. And today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community. I am personally beyond exhausted by the ignorance and bigotry living in some people. At times I want to punch and I want to slap a lot of people when I read and hear the shit that comes out their mouthes !!! I will rejoice when folks stop thinking they ARE GOD, Jesus' assistant, picking and choosing what "sins" are acceptable in the Bible, and using the Bible as a whip! WE can't afford anymore tearing down of our shared humanity. My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don't make you are more loving or better person, ditch it. But what do I know. My hope is that we ALL go into this new year considering for one moment that we don't have all the answers. My hope is that we become more understanding, less judgmental, more tolerate, and more patient with one another. Including me. HAPPY NEW YEAR. 🙏🏿❤
Many others also condemned the words.