Burrell was scheduled to appear later this week alongside Pharrell Williams to perform a song appearing on the Hidden Figures soundtrack.
Two “apologies” that Burrell posted on Facebook have been taken down — but the original video of her sermon is still online:
… Everybody in this room who’s filled with the homosexual spirit, pray to God to free you. You play with it. What does that mean? You’ll die from it. You play with it in God’s house in 2017, you’ll die from it.
… I came to tell you about sin.
That sin nature… That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion. It has deceived many men and women. It has caused a strain on the body of Christ…
You cannot get instruction from God’s holiness with that much perversion. You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face, you are perverted…
You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted.
It has come into our church and it has vanquished the kingdom of God. Mr. “I am delivered“… went all the way to Jimmy Kimmel…
… Because nobody would be thinking you had AIDS if a homosexual man didn’t come out and reveal what you did behind closed doors.
Goodbye and good riddance. If only politicians who were this homophobic suffered the same sort of immediate social punishment.
To be sure, none of this is censorship. None of this is a violation of Burrell’s free speech. She has every right to preach her faith-based bigotry. No one’s stopping her.
What’s happening now is that Burrell is facing the cultural consequences of what she said, and no law can prevent that.
(via Joe. My. God. Portions of this article were published earlier)