Gospel singer Kim Burrell would have had her day in the spotlight on the popular talk show “The Ellen Show” on January 5.
But it got canceled at the last minute by host Ellen DeGeneres because a video of Burrell making a homophobic remark public came out just days before her scheduled guest appearance, reports the New York Daily News.
Apparently, the 44-year-old gospel singer got caught on a video making a homophobic sermon and lost the opportunity to sing before a national audience on “The Ellen Show.”
It was Ellen DeGeneres who confirmed that Kim Burrell will not be appearing on her show on a tweet on the afternoon of January 3 and said that she has uninvited the singer from performing live on “The Ellen Show.”
Burrell was supposed to perform her duet with Pharrell Williams, “I See Victory” from the movie “Hidden Figures” on “The Ellen Show.”
It was obvious that DeGeneres made the decision to uninvite Burrell on her show because of the video from the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, Texas which showed the gospel singer preaching about the perverted homosexual spirit.
Burrell was quoted in the video as saying that the spirit of delusion and confusion has deceived many men and women. She said that a man who opens his mouth and takes a man’s penis in his face is perverted and a woman who will shake her face in another woman’s breast is equally perverted.
Caring about God’s creation
The video of Kim Burrell’s homophobic sermon raised online backlash against her but she defended herself on a Facebook video post subsequently by saying that she did not say that all gays are going to hell.
It is common knowledge that Ellen is a lesbian and is married to Portia de Rossi so hearing Kim Burrell speaking about homosexuals being perverted is apparently too sickening for the host of “The Ellen Show.”
Burrell went on to explain that people are not in a war against flesh and blood, adding that she cares about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else.
She also cares about those who support gay because she never said LGBT in the supposed video. She claimed that she just said S-I-N and whatever falls in the sin was preached.
The singer believes that her enemy has somehow manipulated her sermon to create controversy.
Condemning hate speech of any kind
Singer Pharrell has not directly commented on Burrell’s comments, but posted a message on Twitter that seemed to be directed at the gospel singer.
He said that he condemns hate speech of any kind and that there is no room in the world for any kind of prejudice. The “Happy” singer said that the greatest hope is for inclusion and love for all humanity in 2017 and beyond.
Critics also feel that it would really be absurd for Ellen, regarded as one of show business’ most high-profile lesbians, to make her show a platform to Kim Burrell for her homophobic remarks, details the Christian Post.
Ellen disclosed that Kim said some not very nice things about homosexuals, so she did not feel like having the singer on her show and give her a platform. She also claimed that as a lesbian, she and many others had suffered a lot of hate and prejudice and discrimination because of who they choose to love.
Only Williams appeared on the “The Ellen Show” on January 5. He also expressed his opposition to Burrell’s comments while on the show.
In her sermon caught on video, Burrell told her congregation that the perverted homosexual spirit and the spirit of delusion and confusion have deceived many and caused a strain on the body of Christ.
She added that those homosexual spirits have been angry and they come up against people and say that they should love everybody.