Friday, May 27, 2022

Kirk Franklin Apologizes for Homophobia in Black Church

Kirk Franklin

*Kirk Franklin has a new album to support, and what better way to get your undivided attention about it but to talk about the black church and LGBT issues while promoting his “Losing My Religion” project, his first studio album after a 4-year hiatus.

The “Stomp,” and “I Smile” hit-maker has sold over 10 million records, making him a respected force in the religious community, so when Kirk takes time out to apologize on behalf of the black church – known for not being the biggest supporter of the LGBT community – folks want to listen to the man.

“I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that we’ve used and we’ve embarrassed… and all this other horrible crap that we’ve done,” he told The Grio. “We have not treated them like people. We’re talking about human beings, men and women that God has created.”

As BET notes, the nine-time Grammy winning artist, producer and songwriter explained the Bible was not written as an anti-gay work, but rather, the opposite: “The Bible is not a book that’s an attack on gay people,” he said. “It’s not a book written to attack gay people. It is horrible that we have made it where the Bible is a homophobic manual.”

Overall, Franklin wants the LGBT community to know that God’s love embraces all. “I mean, you want to talk about things that God gets at… pride and jealousy and envy and arrogance,” he said. “But what we also see is God sending his son to save us all, because we were all… straight, gay or whatever, lost and in need of a savior, and there’s room at the cross for all of us.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Come on Kirk…..say it one more time…the last time I looked the lord loved us ALL…I get tired of people acting like the church is meant for special people like a resort…..he wants us all to worship him. The reason why people are going away for christianity is because the church is wayyy to judgemental …..keep your own house clean and don’t worry about other folks houses….bring them to Christ and let the lord take care of the rest.

  2. And your point for that on a Christian post was kates1221 I bet your the biggest hypocritical so called Christian there is

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