Consequences for Kim Burrell’s Homophobic Sermon

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Sometime near the end of 2016, Kim Burrells, a well-known pastor and gospel singer, was filmed giving a sermon saying that being gay is “the spirit of delusion and confusion”.

In it, she said “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.”

Burrell currently appears on the movie Hidden Figures‘ soundtrack, in a song that she collaborated with Pharrell Williams. He has taken to Twitter to speak out against her comments, saying that “there is no room in this world for any kind of prejudice”.

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As a result of the song, Burrells was also due to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. However, her homophobic remarks have led to DeGeneres cancelling her appearance, which again, was confirmed on Twitter.


Although Burrell has posted two Facebook live videos trying to clarify what she meant, the backlash has continued. No one is buying that she is really on the side of LGBT+ people when she says “to every person who is dealing with the homosexual spirit, I love you because God loves you. But God hates the sin.” The fact that she continues to say that being gay is against nature and something God hates in not helping her case in any way, shape or form.

Burrell is also sampled in sexually-fluid singer Frank Ocean’s song, ‘Godspeed’. Ocean’s mother, Katonya Breaux, has publicly asked her son to “crop Kim Burrells [sic] voice out of [the] song”.


Obviously trying to go against the rainbow people is not working out for her.

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