Gospel singer Kim Burrell has defended her anti-gay sermon after she was dropped from appearing on Ellen DeGeneres show.
Burrell was scheduled to sing "I see Victory" from the Hidden Figures soundtrack with Pharell Williams at an episode of the Ellen Degeneres show.
This happened after a recording surfaced online showing Kim preaching about a "perverted homosexual spirit" in the church.
Kim Burrell serves as Senior Eldress/Overseer-Bishop at Love and Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal church in Houston, Texas. During her sermon in the video, Burrell said the following:
"Anybody in the room who is living with a homosexual spirit, beg God to free you. If you play with it in 2017 you'll die from it. If you play with it in 2017 in God's house you'll die from it. Y'all came to hear about carnal, I came to tell you about sin,"
"That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and it has deceived many men and women. And it has caused a stain on the body of Christ. And those homosexual spirits have been angry and they come up against you [saying] 'you gotta love everybody.' Sit down you serpent," she said with a strong rebuke.
"You cannot give instructions to God's holiness with that much perversion. You, as a man, would open your mouth and take a man's penis in your face? You are perverted and you better not tell me, thus saith the Lord. You are perverted," she said. "You are a woman that would shake your face in another woman's breasts? You are perverted, and its coming into our church and it has embarrassed the Kingdom of God."
Now Ellen DeGeneres is a well known lesbian and a defender of the LGBT community. She Axed Burrell from the show after seeing the sermon. According to her in a tweet, For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show.
Burrell was bombarded online by the LGBT community and those sympathetic to their cause.
Burrell thereafter came out to defend her sermon saying:
"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'
"To every person who is dealing with the homosexual spirit, that has it, I love you and God loves you but God hates the sin in you and me. Anything that is against the nature of God.
"I make no excuses or apologies. My love is as pure as it comes."
See the video of Pharrell and Kim performing the song on an earlier show.