Hidden Figures – Ellen DeGeneres Praised while Kim Burrell is Booed!
Who is Kim Burrell? She’s a Senior Eldress/Overseer-Bishop at The Love & Liberty Fellowship Pentecostal Overcoming Holy Church which she founded in 2010. She’s also an American Gospel singer whose voice is part of the soundtrack on the Hidden Figures movie. She was scheduled to promote the film and sing with Pharrell Williams on Ellen’s show. Not anymore.
Kim Burrell sermons preaching were recently publicized on YouTube.
Her comments called homosexuality a perversion.
This is the kind of situation that causes me to shake my head.
I mean, I like Ellen, who doesn’t like Ellen? but she is a prominent figure in the public’s eyes that lives a lifestyle contrary to mainstream Christian beliefs. Was Kim Burrell willing to set aside her convictions for the time of Ellen’s show, knowing her as a professed Lesbian in order to promote her music and increase her fame? As a Bishop of the Church and a Christian, she must have considered her Host’s position on homosexuality was in stark contrast to her own. Kim did not let this effect her business decisions, but Ellen did.
Does this mean Ellen is persecuting Christians? She tied her personal convictions about her lesbian lifestyle to her business decision. She wasn’t worried about any backlash to her fame either. In my opinion, at least Ellen is willing to do what the Christian was not…publicly make a stand for what she believes in and bring that with her to work. Christians should take note.
Political correctness for Christians in America has been less about politics and more about self promotion for personal gain while avoiding persecution for their beliefs. Kim Burrell is paying the price now as Texas Southern University also announced that her radio show “Bridging the Gap” would no longer be airing as part of KTSU radio programming. Burrell’s Tweets are silent about the matter, but it is reported that during a LIVE FaceBook she stated those who are airing parts of her sermons were her enemies. She attempted to ease over her fans and persecutors by stating that she loves everyone and has never discriminated against the LGBT community.
While Kim Burrell is enduring a barrage of backlash, her co-singer, Williams Pharrall comments were almost identical to Kim Burrell’s on the Ellen show stating that,
“There is no room in for any kind of prejudice in 2017 or forward…I love her, just like I love everybody else…we all got to get used to everybody’s differences, this is a big beautiful colorful world…”
with Ellen nodding her head in agreement, it seems what they mean is everybody EXCEPT Christians. Millions applaud. In their prejudice against Kim Burrell’s personal beliefs she was the only one ousted from the show designated to promote the movie and their music. In STARK Contrast to Kim Burrell’s preaching calling homosexuality perverted and sinful, Janelle Monae who is cast in the Hidden Figures film reverts to wanting to commit physical violence towards people she considered ignorant and bigoted, “…At times I want to punch and I want to slap a lot of people” for what they write and say. She follows up to describe those people as mainly Bible believing Christians. She offers advice that if one’s religion incites hate or looking down on another, they should change it. Wouldn’t it be nice if she took her own advice?!
Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.
Mark 8:34-35 Jesus said