Over the past few days, there has been such a major uproar about Gospel Music star Kim Burrell and her comments about homosexuals. From the media doing the very thing they are scoffing, which is condemning her to hell, to people posting Facebook posts and videos about how insensitive it was, Burrell has been the talk of the town to both the Christian and secular community. In a society where media talking points have far overshadowed relevant table-talk, this case is certainly no different.
This firestorm commenced from a video that was posted on YouTube regarding Burrell preaching a sermon about homosexuality being a spirit that should not be embraced, but dealt with accordingly from biblical standards. Somehow, this translated to her “hating” gays and saying that they are going to go to hell in 2017.
Here is the sad part. Since the LGBT community has such a strong voice in the world right now, anything that stands up against it – by “it,” meaning the sin, not the person – is a bigot, insensitive, and just plain wrong, so says the media and many members of society.
However, when it comes to that person who has an addiction of obsessive spending, or the abusive husband, or the condemning politician, all included are doomed to hell in a handbasket. All are in need of God’s redemptive grace. Everyone.
For people to take two minutes and twenty seconds of an issue that a Pastor is addressing to her church regarding her congregation raising the standard of holiness is preposterous. She has been a Pastor for six years, and have preached hundreds of sermons during her career in ministry. All of a sudden, when it deals with a sensitive widespread topic, she becomes “homophobic.”
Interestingly, for Burrell, 44, to spend so much of her life being a gem to the Gospel community, and even influencing secular artists, it did not take her musical contributions for her to receive her strongest media attention. Instead, it took a sermon to her church about her assignment to tell her people that God allowed her to shepherd about sin! If you are a pastor who is commissioned to fulfill God’s will and purpose in your life, that is exactly what you are supposed to do. Anything else would be a disservice to the position.
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Source: Inquisitr/Chris Featherstone