Ellen Cancels Singer’s Appearance After Sermon About Homosexuality Surfaces

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

Ellen DeGeneres canceled gospel singer Kim Burrell’s appearance after her past sermon on homosexuality surfaced online.

Ellen DeGeneres accepts the award for favorite daytime tv host for her show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at the 2014 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, California January 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

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“For those asking, Kim Burrell will not be appearing on my show,” DeGeneres tweeted Tuesday. (RELATED: Ellen DeGeneres Defends Herself Against Critics Over ‘Racist’ Meme)

Burrell was scheduled to appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” Thursday so she could promote the upcoming movie “Hidden Figures.” (RELATED: Michelle Obama Talks About Her Legacy While Co-hosting ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’)


During a sermon at Houston’s Love & Liberty Fellowship Church, Burrell said, “That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women, and it has caused a strain on the body of Christ,” according to Fox News.

Burrell sought to clarify her comments in a Facebook video.

“We’re not in a war against flesh and blood,” Burrell said. “I came on because I care about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else, any other kind of thing that is supporting gay. … I never said LGBT last night. I said S-I-N and whatever else falls in the sin was preached.”

Burrell was scheduled to perform with Pharrell, who has since posted a message on Twitter condemning “hate speech.”


Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter


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