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Fallout continues over gospel singer’s anti-gay remarks as she loses radio and TV programs

In the wake of her anti-gay comments, the fallout for gospel singer Kim Burrell continues to mount with Texas Southern University ending her radio show “Bridging the Gap,” according to KTRK.

Additional reports say that Burrell also may have lost her TV talk show Keep It Moving with Kim Burrell, which first aired in September.

The backlash began after a video of Burrell giving a virulently homophobic sermon surfaced last week.

“I came to tell you about sin,” Burrell says in the video. “That sin nature, that perverted homosexual spirit, and the spirit of delusion and confusion, it has deceived many men and women. You as a man, you open your mouth and take a man’s penis in your face, you are perverted. You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman’s breast, you are perverted.”

Burrell responded to the controversy on Facebook saying that she does not hate LGBT people, and cares about “God’s creation. And every person from the LGBT and any other kind of thing that is supporting gay, I never said LGBT last night, I said S-I-N.”

Several artists who appeared on the Hidden Figures soundtrack with Burrell have distanced themselves in the wake of her comments, including Pharrell who wrote, “I condemn hate speech of any kind.”

The singer was scheduled to perform a duet with Pharrell on The Ellen Show on Thursday, but the appearance was immediately canceled after her comments surfaced.

Watch the video below:

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