Kim Burrell's Radio Show Canceled After Antigay Sermon

KIM BURRELL

Kim Burrell is losing media platforms left and right.

The gospel singer, who faced a firestorm of controversy for a recent antigay sermon, was disinvited from The Ellen DeGeneres Show due to her homophobic remarks blasting same-sex love.

"That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women,” Burrell preached at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston, in a YouTube video that went viral. “You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face — you are perverted. You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted."

Now Burrell has lost her own talk show as well. Texas Southern University announced this week in a statement that Bridging the Gap With Kim Burrell will be canceled. The program, which premiered in June on KTSU, offered "her unique take on music, life and society" and segments that were a "mix of encouragement and entertainment," according to the college radio station's website.

A spokesperson for KTSU did not confirm or deny that the cancellation was in response to the homophobic sermon.

In addition, a televised talk show on a local CW station, Keep It Moving With Kim Burrell, which debuted in September, is no longer listed in the station's lineup, the Houston Chronicle notes. A spokesperson for the station said they are "not sure" and "can't confirm" if the show had indeed been canceled.

Burrell had planned to perform a song from Hidden Figures on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this Thursday alongside the film's producer, musician Pharrell Williams. Instead, Williams sat down with DeGeneres to discuss how "there’s no room for any kind of prejudice in 2017."

“Whenever you hear some sort of hate speech and you feel like it doesn’t necessarily pertain to you because you may not have anything to do with that, all you got to do is put the word 'black' in that sentence or put 'gay' in that sentence or put 'transgender' in that sentence or put 'white' in that sentence, and all of a sudden it starts to make sense to you,” Williams said.

“I’m telling you, the world is a beautiful place, but it does not work without empathy and inclusion. God is love. This universe is love and that’s the only way it will function."

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