Monday, October 18, 2021

Kirk Franklin on Forgiving His Biological Father Who Has ‘3 to 6 Months to Live’

*Kirk Franklin has opened up about how forgiveness improved his relationship with his biological father, who put him up for adoption, Essence reports.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the 48-year-old gospel singer also revealed his dad has only three to six months to live.

“I’ve lived my entire life hating this man,” Franklin wrote in the caption of a photo of him embracing his father and kissing the top of his head.

“He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough … to this very day,” he revealed. “I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own.”

Read his full pst below.

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So….. Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live. I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough….to this very day. I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own. But what I did wrong, is I never took that fuel, and turn it into forgiveness….and that is wrong. Wrong for him, me, and the God I proclaim to represent. How can I preach what I don’t practice. So I flew to Houston yesterday to do that. It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven. He deserves to receive what God gives me everyday. Pray for him, and for me. God this is hard…I weep as I write.

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Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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  1. People would love to trade shoes with Kirk Franklin. Adoption is love. If a parent knows in their heart of hearts, that they cannot raise that child…. then adoption is best. There are parents killing their kids, selling their kids to pimps…. Be grateful for adoption! God works in mysterious ways!

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