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Kirk Franklin: “It’s Horrible That We Made The Bible A Homophobic Manual”

By Teonny Spears / Published on Thursday, 12 Nov 2015 21:43 PM / No Comments

Grammy award winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin will release his first album in four years, Losing My Religion, on Friday, November 13, 2015. To promote his twelfth studio album, Kirk sat down with The Grio to speak on his new album stating:

“More than anything, I’m trying to peel back those layers [that] keep people away from God and keep people away from experiencing the love of God and knowing God’s love as a father. I’m trying through this album to erase the dogma and the ideology that gets in the way of the true essence of one of the most simplest things we could ever say to somebody: ‘For God so loved the world that he gave his only son, whoever believes in him should not perish but have everlasting life.'”

Kirk Franklin 'Losing My Religion' Official Album Cover Art
Kirk Franklin ‘Losing My Religion’ Official Album Cover Art

Things then began to take a turn when Kirk took a moment to weigh in on how the black church has dealt with LGBT issues:

“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. 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. It’s not a book written to attack gay people.”


He went on to add:

“It is horrible that we have made it where the Bible is a homophobic manual. 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, lost and in need of a savior, and there’s room at the cross for all of us.”

Losing My Religion will be released through RCA Inspiration, a division of RCA Records alongside Fo Yo Soul Recordings. The album will feature appearances from Kim Burrell, Lalah Hathaway, Tamela Mann and Sarah Reeves – just to name a few.

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26 year-old Teonny Spears, is from a small town in Louisiana called Ferriday, where he currently lives. A fan of Pop music, Teonny began writing at a small age and in 2005, he began blogging for fun on Myspace about his favorite artists. After building a love for entertainment news, he began working for, and launched his own weekly show in 2009 called EnterSHADEment Talk for 8 seasons and over 200 episodes before ending the show in 2012. He shortly left Defglam in the same year. In 2012, Teonny became the Pop Culture Expert for Sinuous Magazine.After a three-year run, Teonny left the publication to pursue new interests, and now resides at, as the Editor-in-Chief, where he specializes in Celebrity Gossip, fashion, music & introducing readers to new and rising talent. Teonny is also part of a collective called The Bloginati, a Multifaceted group with people who touch on several forms of media.