Last week, gospel singer Kim Burrell delivered a sermon that ruffled a few feathers. The topic of the gospel queen’s sermon was basically the LGBT community. During the sermon, Burrell got on her soap box and delivered an anti-gay message to her congregation. Burrell even went as far as calling gay people “perverted”.
After Burrell’s sermon went viral, the gospel singer released a video where she tried to backpedal and say that she didn’t discriminate against the LGBT community she was simply pointing out the sins of the world. Needless to say, no one was buying Burrell’s so-called explanation as to why she delivered such a discriminating message. Kim’s actions lead to instant ridicule online, a canceled appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show and Frank Ocean is redoing his song “Blonde” to remove Kim’s vocals from the song.
Tamar To The Rescue
Just when you thought all hope was lost for Kim, in walks Tamar Braxton to save the day. The R&B singer took to her social media account to take up for Burrell and offer an explanation as to why Burrell even made such a sermon. According to Tamar, everyone needs to pray for Burrell and show her some love.
“I’m only saying something because TMZ asked me it this morning. Here is the thing…While I DO NOT agree on ANY level about what Kim said nor feels…most of ya’ll are nailing her to the cross meanwhile most of ya’ll voted for Trump! PLEASE have several [seats]. Ya’ll ripping her to shreds for what she has been taught in church (hell most of us [have]). But thank GOD he’s opened most of our eyes of what was taught and believed back in the day so traditionally that’s what they continue to preach to our generation!!! There has been MANY of services that I have attended where it’s been crazy talk of such!! (and you have too) especially in the black churches!!!”
Tamar went on to say that everyone should just pray that Kim’s viewpoint will change.
“We need to show her LOVE, PRAY for her understanding. And help her realize (also people who believe such ignorance)..that what she’s been brought up to believe isn’t the way the world and things really [are]!!!”
Unfortunately, Tamar’s kumbaya moment didn’t work. Let’s face it, Tamar Braxton is the queen of grudges and is not known for her forgiving spirit. The Twitterverse and other social media outlets saw straight through Tamar and threw her into the fiery pit along with Kim.
You can check a few of those reactions below.
So, what are your thoughts? Do you agree with Tamar’s viewpoint of Kim’s actions? Should Tamar have just stayed out of it? Let me know in the comments.
By Ronda Brooks