Kim Burrell update: Gospel singer's radio show dropped by TSU following homophobic sermon

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In the latest reaction to Kim Burrell's controversial comments about homosexuality, Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell will no longer be broadcast at Texas Southern University.

"The Kim Burrell show is no longer airing as part of KTSU Radio programming," TSU said in a statement.

The radio show, which was described as featuring Burrell's "unique take on music, life and society," debuted on KTSU in June 2016.

Burrell's sermon

Burrell, a well-known gospel singer,was recorded leading a sermon at the Love and Liberty Fellowship Church International in Houston, Texas, where she is a pastor.

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Kim Burrell during The Recording Academy and EIF Hosts the Second Annual GRAMMY Jam - Show at Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
Tara Griggs Magee (Sony GM) and Kim Burrell during Tye Tribbett and G.A. Live Recording of Album Victory at Deliverance Evangelistic Church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Recording artist Kim Burrell attends the 5th Annual Artist Empowerment Coalition's Pre-Grammy Brunch at the Beverly Hilton February 11, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/Getty Images)
Kim Burrell during GRAMMY Salute to Gospel Music at Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Rick Diamond/WireImage for The Recording Academy)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 14: Singers Stevie Wonder (L) and Kim Burrell perform onstage during the 39th NAACP Image Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on February 14, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - APRIL 19: Recording artist Kim Burrell attends the Jenesse Silver Rose Gala and Auction at the Beverly Hills Hotel on April 19, 2009 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
(L-R) Cissy Houston, Kim Burrell, and Whitney Houston attend the 3rd annual BET Honors at the Warner Theatre on January 16, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Johnny Nunez/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 02: (L-R) Executive Producer of Rebuild Haiti Project Kim Burrell, singer Michelle Williams and singer Krishnar Lewis attend the live in studio recording of Prayer Song for Hope for Haiti at MSR Studios in Times Square on March 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Lewis Agency LLC)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25: Recording artist Kim Burrell attends the GBK BET Awards Official Backstage Talent Lounge - Day 1 The Shrine Auditorium on June 25, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)
Alicia Keys (L) and Kim Burrell perform onstage during the 2010 BET Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on June 27, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Singer Kim Burrell attends the Kim Burrell Press Conference at SIR Studios on December 2, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/WireImage)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14: Kim Burrell performs at the 27th Annual Stellar Awards at Grand Ole Opry House on January 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 13: Kim Burrell performs at the 13th Annual BMI Trailblazers of Gospel Music Awards Luncheon at Rocketown on January 13, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for BMI)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14: Kim Burrell (at mic) and sister receive Female Vocalist of the Year during the 27th Annual Stellar Awards at the Grand Ole Opry House on January 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 14: Kim Burrell attends the 27th Annual Stellar Awards at Grand Ole Opry House on January 14, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images for Stellar Awards)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 12: Singer Kim Burrell arrives at The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 12, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 08: Recording artist Kim Burrell performs the 2012 Essence Music Festival at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 08: Recording artist Kim Burrell attends the 2012 Essence Music Festival at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 8, 2012 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 16: Actress Kim Burrell arrives for the Los Angeles premiere of 'Sparkle' at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on August 16, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Mark Sullivan/WireImage)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 05: Kim Burrell attends the 2014 365 Black Awards during the 2014 Essence Music Festival on July 5, 2014 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 19: Kim Burrell and Vashawn Mitchell present the New Artist of the Year Award at the 28th Annual Stellar Awards Show at Grand Ole Opry House on January 19, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for The Stellar Awards)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 06: 2015 ESSENCE Festival All-Star Gospel Tribute Honoree Kim Burrell speaks on stage at The ESSENCE 2015 Upfront: ESSENCE Preview event at the Liberty Theater on November 6, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for Essence)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 16: Kim Burrell Visits Music Choice at Music Choice on June 16, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 05: Kim Burrell onstage at the ESSENCE All-Star Gospel Tribute to Kim Burrell at the 2015 Essence Music Festival on July 5, 2015 at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 09: Gospel singer Kim Burrell and singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams perform on NBC's 'Today' at Rockefeller Center on December 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 0587 -- Pictured: (l-r) Musical guests Pharrell Williams and Kim Burrell perform on December 08, 2016 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
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In the video, Burrellsays, "I came to tell you about sin. That perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women."

Reactions and cancellations

The video, which rapidlycirculated the internet, inspired a great deal of backlash. Burrell's scheduled appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she was was going to perform "I See Victory" from the Hidden Figures soundtrack with Pharrell Williams, was canceled.

Williams also released a statement regarding hate speech without mentioning Burrell by name.

"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."

In a Facebook live video, Burrell said she has "no excuses or apologies" for the sermon, adding, "I love you and God loves you. But God hates the sin."


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