After Kim Burrell’s sermon called gay people “perverted sinners”, Ellen and Pharrell comment on why she was axed from Ellen’s show. Ellen and Pharrell agree that the world “only works with inclusion and not exclusion.”
Kim Burrell said in her sermon: “I came to tell you about sin… That sin nature, that perverted homosexual spirit is the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women and it has cast a stain on the body of Christ. 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 to our church and it has embarrassed the Kingdom of God.”
Pharrell was scheduled to sing a track with Kim Burrel from the film Hidden Figures on Ellen.
Ellen addressed her reasons for not having her on her show: “She said some very not nice things about homosexuals, so I didn’t feel that was good of me to have her on the show to give her a platform after she was saying things about me.”
Pharell responded to say that he loves Burrell, just like he ”loves everybody else,” but emphasized that “we all have to get used to everyone’s differences and understand that this is a big, gigantic, beautiful, colorful world and it only works with inclusion and empathy. It only works that way. Live and let live. Love and let love.”
Ellen agreed with Pharrell, saying: “I say it all the time.” “To me, when I say, ‘Be kind to one another,’ I feel that.”
She continued to explain that being on the receiving end of a lot of hate and prejudice due to the way she chooses to love, it only gave her more empathy.
“It only gives me more compassion,” she said. “It gives me more empathy. I don’t ever want anyone to feel hurt because they are different.”
“The world is a beautiful place but it does not work without empathy and inclusion. God is love. This universe is love. And that’s the only way it will function,” Pharrell said.