Kim Burrell is still feeling the backlash from her comments in a recent sermon that’s gone viral calling homosexuals “perverted.” BMI was set to honor Pastor Burrell along with Marvin Sapp at this year’s invitation only event. BMI States:
“BMI’s Trailblazers of Gospel Music is an annual celebration of gospel music and its many talented songwriters. Given the controversy surrounding this year’s co-honoree Kim Burrell, we have asked her to not take part in the ceremony in order to allow the focus to remain on the songwriters and their music. BMI was founded over 76 years ago with an open door policy to welcome songwriters across all genres, and that same spirit of tolerance, diversity and inclusiveness continues today.”
Burrell has yet to comment on the situation.