Bam! Ellen DeGeneres has an important message for the so-called “Christian” and prominent gospel singer from Texas, Kim Burrell, but she’s not going to want to hear it.
People magazine reports:
‘Gospel singer Kim Burrell had been booked to appear on The Ellen DeGeneres Show Thursday to perform “I See a Victory,” a song from the film “Hidden Figures,” with Pharrell Williams — but now the host has canceled the appearance after Burrell’s apparent homophobic remarks have caused a firestorm.’
That’s right. Kim Burrell got caught on video delivering a vile anti-LGBT rant disguised as a “sermon,” in which she referred to “the perverted homosexual spirit” and declared that gay people will die and go to hell in 2017 because of their so-called “sins.” Ellen DeGeneres got wind of this, and on Tuesday she tweeted out that Kim Burrell will not be appearing on her show.
For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) January 3, 2017
Ellen DeGeneres is an outspoken LGBTQ advocate. The much-loved actress, comedian, and talk show host came out as a lesbian in 1997 during an interview with Oprah Winfrey during the fourth season of her hit show, Ellen.
Although Ellen DeGeneres is known for being gentle, tolerant, and kind, there’s no way she can possibly tolerate this level of intolerance….Especially if she actually listened to what Kim Burrell said in the video.
‘I came to tell you about sin. That sin nature. 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.’
But wait, it gets worse. As so often happens, these anti-gay, so-called “Christians” manage to conjure up some mighty lurid images in those staid-seeming heads of theirs.
‘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.’
Here’s the video that offended Ellen DeGeneres along with many LGBT people and their loved ones and allies.
Pharrell Williams also weighed in with a tweet condemning his duet partner’s anti-LGBT hate speech.
— Pharrell Williams (@Pharrell) December 31, 2016
The BBC reports Kim Burrell later tried to walk it back in a live Facebook broadcast, but her message went over like a lead balloon.
‘I love you and God loves you but God hates the sin in you and me. I never said all gays were going to hell. I never said “LGBT”… I said “SIN.”‘
With a “love” like the one offered by her cruel and vengeful sky god, who needs hate?
Watch: Ellen DeGeneres drops Kim Burrell like a hot potato.
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