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This morning, I woke up and saw gospel singer Kim Burrell’s name up and down my timeline. For a moment I thought perhaps the people were discussing the shameful and unfortunate nature of her past indiscretions.  As a refresher, Burrell called gay men and women perverted, said they were embarrassing the church, and prophesied that people playing with “that homosexual spirit” would die from it in 2017. But apparently that wasn’t it. Instead there was a new clip in which Burrell, from a pulpit spoke, once again, about the backlash she received as a result of her comments against the LGBTQ community in 2017.

If you thought she might have learned something in the two years since her comments got her removed from Ellen DeGeneres’ guest list, nixed as an honoree at the BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music awards, ousted from her radio show and coincidentally missing from BET’s “Sunday Best,” you thought wrong.

In some fresh comments she spoke about her right to have an attitude and the fake Christians who tried to blackball her as a result of her comments.

“Can I announce this to y’all who say, ‘Ooo she’s so arrogant.’ Get a life. You get a life. You don’t know what I’ve been through. You get you a life. And do it quickly. Because I’m talking from experience. I’m not bitter, I’m not angry. I’m just aware. I realize that some folk—oh my God—they’ll be one way one day and the next day they will change on you.

Some people thought I was worried about all this mess when the LGBTQ or whoever they was coming after me. I told them I didn’t know nothing about no LGBTQ. For all I know, it means Let God Be True Quickly. [Speaks in tongues with an arrow-slinging motion.] That’s how I feel about that. I don’t know nothing else about it. Y’all do what you want to. I’m from the church I don’t know about none of it. Y’all kill me, church people. Y’all kill me being scared to tell the truth about God’s word. Y’all kill me with that. The day I woke up and realized that it just wasn’t the world against me, it was hiding, fake church people who don’t want to own up to the truth of the Bible. Didn’t want to associate themselves with me, scared to bring me to their churches. Cancelling assignments. But there’s not one door that I’ve missed. As you can see, ain’t a meal I’ve missed either. And sho ain’t losing no sleep. I said it to the devil, whatever you tried, it did not work. Y’all not talking to me. I’m about to close on a $12.3 million edifice in Houston, Texas. I’ll send you an invitation when I go in. I have a right to have an attitude cuz it’s my war mindset. Whatever he tried, I dodged and missed it. You couldn’t get me Negro. You tried to lie on me. I dodged and missed it. You tried to get my character, I dodged and missed it. You tried to dig up mess, I dodged and missed it again.”

You can watch the theatrics in the video below.

At this point, it’s clear Burrell has an obsession with the LGBTQ community. And her preoccupation is causing her to think and speak in ways that don’t reflect God. I think we can all agree that speaking death over homosexuals—as a mere mortal is not your place. But here we are two years later, and there’s no accountability. No consideration for your fellow man. Instead, there’s continued messiness about “fake Christians,” random and inauthentic speaking in tongues, bragging about material possessions, nonsensical acronyms, and most heinous, the outward blame for her own personal actions.

She refuses to get it. And by it, I mean the ultimate message of God’s love for all people.

If y’all were wondering what the good people of Twitter had to say about Ms. Burrell, you can check it out on the following pages.

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