Slaven Vlasic/Getty ImagesKim Burrell is facing a mountain of criticism after a recent church sermon in which she describes homosexuals as “perverted.”
In a video, which can viewed on YouTube, the “I See a Victory” singer gives an impassioned homily in front of churchgoers, suggesting that gay people will all die this year.
“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 tells them in the clip.
“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’,” says Burrell.
Kim also alleges in her apology videos that she is against sin, not the LGBT community.
“Now what was posted was not all I preached too. But only that…isn’t that something? That is designed of the enemy to make it look like I have a personal agenda against people. It’s a heartbreak. But, it’s the world we live in…Don’t you understand I know that people are going to be mad?,” Burrell declared.
Kim is scheduled to perform with Pharrell Williams on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Thursday. DeGeneres, who is openly gay, has yet to comment on Burrell’s sermon.
However, Pharrell tweeted a statement after the video of Burrell’s sermon went viral, stating, “I condemn hate speech of any kind. There is no room in this world for any kind of prejudice. My greatest hope is for inclusion and love for all humanity in 2017 and beyond.”
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— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) December 31, 2016