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Gospel singer Shirley Caesar threw herself in a media shark tank when she stepped in to defend Kim Burrell’s statements towards homosexuals in a 2016 sermon.

At a recent church service, Caesar shares insight on how Pastors should be mindful of what is said publicly about sexuality as a leader in the church:

“We’re living in critical times now, I wanna say to every Pastor, that anytime you want to say something to your church, to your members, collect the phones…

So now with all of these people, if there’s something you wanna say in house, you better have your ushers in the house to get everybody’s phone…

All of us, have made a whole lot of mistakes, if walls could talk, if hotel beds could talk…so if you were going to say something, you should have said it 4 years ago when our President made that stuff alright…

but being a Pastor, I’m learning to process it before I speak. I’m learning now to not speak so fast, because once it’s out there, it’s gone.”


Burrell’s comments about gays went viral a couple days ago, before she was set to appear on the Ellen Degeneres show to promote her song on the ‘Hidden Figures’ soundtrack.

Her performance was canceled due to those comments.



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