Kirk Franklin apologizes to gay community for 'homophobia' in black church

According to the YBF, Grammy Award winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin is getting back on the music scene with his ninth studio album Losing My Religion which dropped today. In an interview with The Grio, the gospel artist issued a public apology to the LGBT community for homophobia being prevalent in the black church. We all know how "the black church" (generally speaking) feels about the LGBT community, but Kirk’s mission is to spread love and to let everyone know God loves them no matter what.

The Grio reports:

“I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that we’ve used and we’ve embarrassed… and all this other horrible crap that we’ve done,” Franklin said. “We have not treated them like people. We’re talking about human beings, men and women that God has created.”

“The Bible is not a book that’s an attack on gay people,” he added. “It’s not a book written to attack gay people.”  “It is horrible that we have made it where the Bible is a homophobic manual,” Franklin said. “That’s not what the Bible is. I mean you want to talk about things that God gets at… pride and jealousy and envy and arrogance. But what we also see is God sending his son to save us all, because we were all… straight, gay or whatever, lostand in need of a savior, and there’s room at the cross for all of us.”

Sidebar: Check out my Flashback Friday interview with Kirk Franklin. Watch below.