Once again, Porsha Williams is in the hot seat. This time, it’s for a sermon she gave in 2010, where she said gays and lesbians need “saving.”
“We Christians are supposed to be telling the hooker on the street, the drug dealer…the gays, the lesbians — we’re supposed to be trying to save them and tell them, ‘You are worthy,’” she said in the clip filmed at Georgia’s High Praise Christian Center Ministries roughly three years ago.
Of course the footage from Porsha’s preaching days spread like wildfire, and in response she issued an apology to the LGBT community today. “First let me say that God loves all of his children,” the reality star stated. “And although some people discriminate against others because of their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, their status in life…we’re all worthy of God’s love.”
She went on to say that the video clip was taken out of context. “The sermon was shown not in its entirety, therefore the message was omitted,” she explained. “I apologize that those words hurt the LGBT community, my fans, and my supporters. Life is a journey, and I’m growing every day.”
“I continue to encourage everyone to love each other unconditionally,” she added.
Fellow “RHOA” star Cynthia Bailey commented on Porsha’s pulpit rant and called the message “ignorant and insensitive.”
“To put gays and lesbians in the same category as drug dealers, hookers, and people who attempt suicide is ignorant and insensitive,” she told TMZ. “Especially when she just recently profited from performing at a popular gay club in NYC.”
Gay cast member Miss Lawrence added, “I think some women use the community as a convenience … i.e. for gay slang, fan base building, and beauty security,” he shared. “But like always, true character always reveals.”
Check out Porsha’s full apology below.