Kim Burrell Dropped From BMI Gospel Event After Anti-Gay Video
BMI has dropped Kim Burrell from their annual Trailblazers of Gospel Music celebration. Burrell was scheduled to be one of the co-honorees at the event.
Early January, a video of Burrell preaching at the Love & Liberty Fellowship Church went viral after she attacked homosexuals as “perverted.”
Her radio show “Bridging the Gap with Kim Burrell” was canceled by Texas Southern University. And an appearance on the The Ellen DeGeneres Show was also canceled after the controversy.
BMI statement on Kim Burrell:
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.