INTERNATIONAL: Kim Burrell faces backlash after sermon on ‘perverted homosexual spirit’

By Guardian (UK)

1403GUARDIAN (UK) – Gospel singer Kim Burrell has faced criticism from the entertainment industry after video footage surfaced in which she gives a “homophobic” sermon.

The singer, whose vocals appeared on Frank Ocean’s song Godspeed, is shown in a video giving a sermon that refers to “the perverted homosexual spirit”.

“That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women, and it has caused a strain on the body of Christ,” Burrell, a pastor at Love and Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas, said in the video which surfaced online on 30 December. It is unclear when the footage was filmed.

The singer, who was due to sing with Pharrell Williams and Janelle Monáe on the Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, has now been dropped. “For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show,” read a tweet from the presenter on Tuesday.

Following the circulation online of the video of the sermon, Frank Ocean’s mother, Katonya Breaux, tweeted: “Son, can we crop Kim Burrell’s voice out of your song?”


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  1. Jump high or jump low, homosexuality is wrong (based on the Bible). I'm sorry, that's my faith!
    I can hate the sin--yes it's a sin--and still have love for the sinner. God doesn't want anyone to perish but that all would be saved. As human beings though, our responsibility is ALWAYS to turn to God through Jesus Christ and get out of our sinful behavior.

  2. The Scriptures are very clear about homosexuality. But for a moment lets consider pure fact about anatomy and physiology which I taught for many years. The anus and rectum are very different from the vagina aren't they? Please do not judge me as stupid bur please acknowledge that we are made for a beautiful and God made sexuality enabled by pure natural function between man and woman. Whether one does or does not recognise the validity of Scripture, let us at least recognise that we are made in properly and decently to procreate.
    Dr John Birch

  3. Yea the church has to speak the truth in love. You shall know the truth and and truth shall set you free. Good job kim. To God be the glory.

    • Forgive me, Terence, I am a simple and uncomplicated person. What is your specific point with respect to her sermon, please state very precisely such that I understand. Thank you.


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