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Gospel singer and preacher, Kim Burrell is under fire for a sermon she recently gave on homosexuality. Recorded by someone who was in attendance, the 44-year-old talks about gays being “perverted”, “delusional” and even touches on Pastor Eddie Long’s bout of illness being linked to his allegedly sexual trysts with gay men.

“That perverted homosexual spirit, is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women,” she says in the clip. “The homosexual spirit is angry and comes up against ya, ‘You gotta love everybody.’ You cannot get instruction about holiness with that much emersion… You are perverted!”

Adding, “the devil is trying to make mockery out of the church” in reference to Andrew Caldwell who gained fame from claiming to be “delivert” from homosexual in 2014 video that went viral.

The sermon comes days before she’s suppose to appear on The Ellen Show with Pharrell Williams, in promotion of her song on the soundtrack for Hidden Figures. Host Ellen Degeneres is gay and has been happily married to her wife, Portia di Rossi for eight years.

In response to all the backlash, Burrell made an apology on Facebook, which can be found here.

Seeing how strongly the gay community supports the church, specifically the black church, we’re curious to see how Kim’s apology stands. Not the most positive way to start the new year…

Thoughts?

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