Friday, January 20, 2017

Christian beliefs penalized once again

Grammy-nominated gospel singer Kim Burrell has had a scheduled appearance on Ellen cancelled, after a video showing her delivering a homophobic sermon at her local church went viral.

The gospel singer was due to perform her single I See A Victory – a song off the soundtrack to the new Golden Globe-nominated film Hidden Figures, recorded with Pharrell Williams – on the show today.

But, following days of public outrage at the singer's comments, including a petition condemning the upcoming performance, host Ellen DeGeneres vetoed the gig with a simple tweet to her 64 million followers.

"For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show," she wrote.

Burrell, 44 - a respected figure in the gospel music world, who had previously worked with the likes of Harry Connick Jr and Frank Ocean, and was once listed as an inspiration by Beyonce - was filmed delivering an angry sermon at Houston's Liberty Fellowship Church in a clip uploaded to Facebook last week, where she described homosexuality as a sin.

"I came to tell you about sin. 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 feverishly told her congregation.

"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," she screamed from her pulpit.

After the clip went viral, Burrell stopped short of apologising for the comments in a Facebook video last Friday.



Anonymous said...

Ellen DeGeneres is queer !

Bird of Paradise said...

So how soon will they be throwing christians to the lions like the romans did?

Anonymous said...

So here it's not okay to criticize Christian statements of intolerance, but in the previous item, it's okay to criticize Islamic statements of intolerance. Religious double-standards ??!!

Anonymous said...

Religion wrecks everything.

Spurwing Plover the Fighting Shorebird said...

Anon 9:48 Atheists screwballs like you make a mess of america just look at the ACLU

Dean said...

Criticize your host's sexual preference and expect to be welcomed aboard? Not likely. It's difficult to be outraged over DeGeneres's action even if one feels lesbianism is unnatural.

Ms.Burrell is within her rights to express her opinion, and should accept the consequence, as she appears to have done. Her fans should do the same.

Anonymous said...

Ellen could have shown tolerance but failed that test miserably as most progressives do.


Darzee the Tailorbird said...

Liberals dont give a darn their too busy making a mess of everything they touch