Kirk Franklin Makes Headlines With Apology to Gay Community
The legendary gospel singer shares his apology In an interview with TheGrio.com
Posted: November 13, 2015, 5:00 PM | Category:General Artist Tags: Kirk Franklin Source: From Staff Reports MN
Kirk Franklin apologized for the way the church, specifically the black church, has responded to the gay community in an interview with TheGrio.com this week.
In the interview, Franklin said "I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that we've used and we've embarrassed... and all this other horrible crap that we've done. We have not treated them like people. We're talking about human beings, men and women that God has created."
His words quickly reached viral status, becoming a trending headline on facebook. The statements follow the release of Kirk Franklin's latest album, Losing My Religion, which focuses on the theme of looking beyond legalism in faith. When talking about the Bible, Franklin said "It is horrible that we have made it where the Bible is a homophobic manual. That's not what the Bible is. I mean you want to talk about things that God gets at... pride and jealousy and envy and arrogance. But what we also see is God sending his son to save us all, because we were all... straight, gay or whatever, lost and in need of a savior, and there's room at the cross for all of us."