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Singer Kim Burrell bashed for calling gay people 'perverted'

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 2/01/2017 KATE FELDMAN

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Days before she’s supposed to perform on “Ellen,” gospel singer Kim Burrell is facing backlash for a sermon in which she called gay people “perverted.”

A video from the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church in Houston shows Burrell, 44, preaching about “the perverted homosexual spirit.”

“The spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women,” she said.

“...You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted.”

On social media, critics attacked Burrell for her comments.

FILE - In this Sunday, April 20, 2008 file photo, Kim Burrell performs prior to a Mass by Pope Benedict XVI at Yankee Stadium in New York. Ahead of a performance on the talk show "Ellen" in early January 2017, gospel singer Burrell says she make "no excuses or apologies" for a sermon at a Houston church where she referred to gays and lesbians as perverted. (AP Photo/Mike Segar, Pool) - Mike Segar/AP © Provided by New York Daily News FILE - In this Sunday, April 20, 2008 file photo, Kim Burrell performs prior to a Mass by Pope Benedict XVI at Yankee Stadium in New York. Ahead of a performance on the talk show "Ellen" in early January 2017, gospel singer Burrell says she make "no excuses or apologies" for a sermon at a Houston church where she referred to gays and lesbians as perverted. (AP Photo/Mike Segar, Pool) - Mike Segar/AP

"Hoping folks like @KimBurrellLove & others like her finally realize that #LoveIsLove," wrote Khary Penebaker, a 2016 Congressional candidate from Wisonsin.

"Do you consider Ellen to have that "perverted homosexual spirit" you speak of?" asked blogger Alan Ilagan on Twitter.

Amid the backlash, Burrell recorded a Facebook video to deny that she said “all gays are going to hell.”

“We’re not in a war against flesh and blood,” she said. “I came on because I care about God’s creation and every person from the LGBT and anything else, any other kind of thing that is supporting gay…I never said LGBT last night. I said S-I-N and whatever falls in the sin was preached.”

Burrell accused an “enemy” for manipulating her words to make it look like she has a “personal agenda against people.”

“I love you because God loves you, but God hates the sin,” she said, while denying that the attacks were personal.

She also called out those who claim they support her, asking where their support is since she hasn’t sold 1 million records or won a Grammy yet.

Burrell is scheduled to appear on “Ellen” with Pharrell on Thursday to perform their duet “I See Victory” from the movie “Hidden Figures.”

Ellen DeGeneres is one of Hollywood’s most outspoken pro-equality proponents.

She married longtime girlfriend Portia de Rossi in 2008 after coming out publicly as gay in 1997.

Pharrell hasn’t responded directly to the accusations, but posted a not-so-subtle message on Twitter.

“I condemn hate speech of any kind,” he wrote. “There is no room in the world for any kind of prejudice. My greatest hope is for inclusion and love for all humanity in 2017 and beyond.”

A rep for DeGeneres did not return a request for comment.

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