Kirk Franklin Issues Apology To The LGBT Community In Black Churches
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Kirk Franklin is taking a stand against homophobia.
Franklin has issued an apology on behalf of the Black church to the gay community.
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.
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."