Gospel icon Kirk Franklin visited popular syndicated radio show “The Breakfast Club,” where he discussed his new album and his position on the hot button issues of homosexuality and abortion.
“All Scripture is God-breathed … but what we have to understand also is that the Canon of Scripture still is coming from a place of a loving God,” Franklin said on the program this week. “God is not built to hate gay people. The Bible is not a manual on how to hate gay people.
“And so if we continue to keep isolating these individual things and make that the premise of what God is and who God is we are missing the [point] … that there is room at the cross for all of us. And all of us got something and to make your something bigger than my something is to miss how big the love and grace of God is.”
He added, “God is a God of truth, I believe that God’s love is the truth. There’s no truth without love and love can’t exist without truth.”
Franklin was responding to co-host Charlamagne tha God who said he doesn’t see love in the Bible, but rather “homophobic stuff” as well as anti-semitism.
The Gospel singer contended, “There’s not homophobic stuff in the Bible. What it is, is that there are men and women who have not necessarily been trained to be able to exegete Scripture, to be able to understand the totality of the text. Because if you are going to call one thing a sin in the Bible you can not eisegete that text and realize that pride, jealousy, envy [are also sins].”
When co-host Angela Yee expressed her opposition to what some have called “conversion” therapy — namely efforts to change a person’s sexual orientation from homosexual to heterosexual — Franklin shared a similar sentiment.
“I think it’s very embarrassing to think that we have to make people exactly the way we think that they need to be, to be able to do life with them,” Franklin said when asked about what some have called “conversion” therapy.
“It’s all about walking out life with men and women and to see everyone created in God’s image and basically no one group of people will ever be monolithic; everybody has different views even inside of different communities. But it’s all about learning how to agree to disagree and still letting love lead the narrative,” he said.
The mainstream radio hosts took the opportunity to also inquire about another controversial topic — abortion.
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Source: Christian Post