John M. Becker

'Real Housewives' Star Apologizes for Anti-Gay Sermon

Filed By John M. Becker | May 07, 2014 9:00 AM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: apology, homophobic preaching, love the sin, Porsha Williams, preaching, Real Housewives, reality TV, sermon

porsha-williams.jpgPorsha Williams, star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta reality TV show, has apologized for a sermon she delivered three years ago where she compares homosexuality to sex work, drug dealing, and suicide.

In a video recording released to TMZ, Williams says:

"I woke up this morning disturbed and I felt that my heart was heavy and it was imperative for me to address the issue at hand. First let me say that God loves all his children. And althopugh discriminate against other because of their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, their status in life, that we're all worthy of God's love. The sermon that was shown was shown not in its entirety therefore the message was omitted. I apologize that those words hurt the LGBT community, my fans and my supporters. Life is a journey and I'm growing every day. And I continue to encourage everyone to love each other unconditionally."

Towleroad's Daniel Villarreal reports that Cynthia Bailey, one of Williams's Real Housewives costars, criticized her remarks as "ignorant and insensitive," as well as hypocritical -- just last week, Williams performed at El Morocco, a popular gay nightclub in NYC's Harlem neighborhood.

Watch Williams's apology, after the jump.

h/t: Towleroad

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