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Mo’Nique Epically Responds to Kim Burrell’s Gay Rant Sermon

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BY: NISHA THOMAS

Famous actress and comedian Mo’Nique recently commented on Kim Burrell’s homophobic rant that took place at the end of last year, which seemed to send the internet into a frenzy.

Most recently on her radio show Mo’Nique and her husband spoke extensively on Burrell’s comments on Mo’Nique and Sidney’s Open Relationship.

Burrell went viral in a video where she was giving a sermon and openly called gay people “perverted.”

“It’s almost laughable, because you’re saying that in 2017, we are still dealing with people taking issue with people being who they were born to be, who they choose to be,” Mo’Nique said. “People are still taking issue with the cloak of, ‘I am a warrior for Jesus and I must fight for Jesus and stop all you fags and dykes before y’all get condemned to hell.’”

Sydney commented on the nature of the comments: “And when we give God credit for being all-knowing it would seem that it seems that it eludes Ms. Burrell and others who would comment like her that if God created human beings, and God is all-knowing, and God knew us before we knew ourselves, based upon the scriptures that individuals like Ms. Burrell said that she believes in… Something like homosexuality where someone has an interest in someone that is similar to them as someone has an interest in someone that is not similar to them… Then why would God create we beings knowing all of these things if these are such great sins?… So when you hear her saying these things, you almost feel like ‘Does she really believe that or is this commentary or rhetoric to have people in the church who say they believe these things… to have people on your side and believe you’re one of them?’ In truth, we’re all one and the same.”

Mo’Nique later said, “There are so many other things we could be fighting for. We’re wasting our energy fighting over love.”

Sydney responded to the homophobic comments that were on the internet, by saying, “As if the only reason why they’re homosexuals is to piss you off.”

Burrell has lost many recent opportunities because of her comments, losing out on The Ellen Show, Ellen commented on the controversy by saying: “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.”

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