Talk show host Ellen Degeneres has been urged to ban an upcoming guest from her show.
Just two days before the new year, gospel singer Kim Burrell told a church congregation “You play with the homosexual spirit in God’s house and you’ll die from it in 2017.”
Kim Burrell literally said homosexuals are gonna die in 2017……..
Girl, okay.@TheEllenShow , don’t let this lady on your show Jan. 5!
— Introducing Raeee. (@ThisIsRahji_) December 31, 2016
The rant, which was broadcast on Facebook Live also called gays “serpents”.
— Marky Craig (@markycraig) January 2, 2017
“You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face, you are perverted,” she said. “You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted.”
The singer is due to appear on Ellen’s show with Pharrell this week to sing his lead song from the film Hidden Figures.
Singer Janelle Monae, who also appears in the film, has condemned her colleague’s rant, saying “I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community.”
She added, “Today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community.”
Burrell took to Facebook to make an apology, kind of, saying, “To every person who is dealing with a homosexual spirit I love you because God loves you, but God hates the sin in you and me.”