While Kim Burrell faces massive backlash for her homophobic sermon, a fellow gospel singer has stepped up to defend her.
Shirley Caesar, an 11-time Grammy winner, included a message to Burrell in her latest sermon, which appears to be at the First Baptist Church of Glenarden in Baltimore.
“You should’ve said something four years ago when our President made that stuff all right,” Caesar, 78, said in a video recording posted online Wednesday night.
Burrell was scheduled to perform her “I See Victory” duet from the movie “Hidden Figures” with Pharrell on “The Ellen Show” on Thursday, but had her appearance canceled after video of her preaching about the “perverted homosexual spirit” began circulating online.
“The spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women,” the 44-year-old gospel singer said at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston.
“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.”
In an apology video, Burrell denied saying “all gays are going to hell” and blamed an “enemy” for manipulating her words.
“We’re not in a war against flesh and blood,” she said. “I came on because I care about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else, any other kind of thing that is supporting gay … I never said LGBT last night. I said S-I-N and whatever falls in the sin was preached.”
Source: New York Daily News | KATE FELDMAN