Ellen Degeneres won’t allow Kim Burrell to appear on her talk show after the gospel singer refused to apologize for a sermon in which she referred to gays and lesbians as “perverted.”
A tape of Burrell preaching at Houston’s Love & Liberty Fellowship Church was circulated online last week stirring up controversy.
In the video, Burrell is heard saying, “That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women, and it has caused a strain on the body of Christ.”
Burrell addressed her remarks in a Facebook live video.
“We’re not in a war against flesh and blood. I came on because I care about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else, any other kind of thing that is supporting gay… I never said LGBT last night. I said S-I-N and whatever else falls in the sin was preached.”
Burrell and singer Pharrell were to perform a song from the movie “Hidden Figures” Thursday on the show. Pharrell posted on Instagram that “I condemn hate speech of any kind,” making no specific reference to Burrell.
The openly-gay talk show host tweeted, “For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.”