Kim Burrell Reminds Us How the Black Church Uses, Abuses Gay Christians

Kim Burrell, a Pentecostal preacher and one of black gospel’s darlings, was ousted from an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this week, sending shock waves through the African-American community. Burrell and Pharrell Williams were invited to promote their duet, “I See Victory,” from the soundtrack of the inspirational film Hidden Figures. However, Burrell’s homophobic homily about the(…)