Kirk Franklin Issues Apology To The LGBT Community In Black Churches

Kirk Franklin Issues Apology To The LGBT Community In Black Churches
Will THe LGBT Community Feel Welcomed In Black Churches ?
BHR Hollywood Reports...........Franklin has been known over the course of his twenty-two year career as a contemporary Gospel recording artist who pushes boundaries, and his latest album is no exception.

Kirk Franklin is taking a stand against homophobia.

 Franklin has issued an apology on behalf of the Black church to the gay community.
Kirk Franklin 

While promoting his new album, "Losing My Religion," the gospel veteran told The Grio that he's on a mission to "peel back those layers" that are keeping people away from God and God's love.

I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that we've used and we've embarrassed…and all this other horrible crap that we've done," Franklin said.

Kirk Franklin
"We have not treated them like people. We're talking about human beings, men and women that God has created."

Franklin went on to point out that the Bible isn't intended to attack gay people.

"It is horrible that we have made it where the Bible is a homophobic manual," he said.

"That's not what the Bible is. I mean, you want to talk about things that God gets at: pride and jealousy and envy and arrogance.

But what we also see is God sending his son to save us all because we were all—straight, gay or whatever—lost and in need of a savior, and there's room at the cross for all of us."

Overall, Franklin said he wants people who identify as gay, straight or other to realize that God is about grace and love.