In a video that appeared on YouTube on December 30 singer Kim Burrell appears to suggest that gay people will die in 2017. The gospel star tells a group:
I came to tell you about sin.
That sin nature… That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women… 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.
Later, Burrell took to her Facebook page to issue something that resembles an apology.
It’s unclear when the video was recorded. On Burrell’s Twitter page, she advertised for a “a night of Praise, Worship and Declaration for 2017! This Thursday, December 29 at 8 PM.” The event took place at a church that Burrell runs in her hometown of Houston.
According to the official website for The Ellen Degeneres Show, Burrell is scheduled to appear on January 5. She will be accompanied by Pharrell Williams.
The duo is promoting the movie Hidden Figures. They sang the lead song from the film, “I See Victory.”
In 2010, Burrell founded the The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church. The intro on the group’s website reads:
Love & Liberty Fellowship Church is called to proclaim the Gospel of Christ and the beliefs of the evangelical Christian faith, to maintain the worship of God, and to inspire in all persons a love for Christ, a passion for righteousness, and a consciousness of their duties to God and their fellow human beings.
We pledge our lives to Christ and covenant with each other to demonstrate His Spirit through worship, witnessing, and ministry to the needs of the people of this church and the community.
Burrell is listed as the church’s pastor.