Steve Harvey is sticking beside gospel singer Kim Burrell amid the backlash she’s receiving for telling churchgoers to “select up” as a substitute of selecting “ugly” and “broke” pals.
Harvey took to his radio present on Thursday morning to face by Burrell, telling a church congregation to “discover you some worth” when selecting companions.
“Once you inform a poor particular person you wish to select up, they suppose you’re speaking about them,” Harvey stated.
Not solely does the famed TV character agree with Burrell, however he additionally boasted that he doesn’t have broke pals.
Burrell got here underneath hearth final week over her message to a church the place she was a visitor speaker.
“Gotta select up, discover you some worth,” Burrell stated. “You realize, generally earlier than we get pals, we have now to do an interview. How lengthy have you ever been broke? What number of occasions have you ever modified your identify in your mild invoice? What number of of your payments are in your little cousin’s identify. Do you reside in a trailer residence or a home?”
“You realize, you perceive. And it’s not about standing or materials issues,” she continued. “It’s nearly decisions, you already know.”
“Life is completely different now, and you already know. We at church thank God we’re right here,” Burrell added. “These of us which are strolling by religion with out a masks and no vaccine, and so we honor the Lord. God is nice. I respect all the males of God right here and respect you.”
The sermon went viral after one Twitter person reposted it, claiming, “because of this individuals don’t go to church.”
And THIS is why individuals don’t go to Church. There was no Jesus on this pic.twitter.com/NTmPoym2EW
— C Diddy (@Chaleah__) July 18, 2022
Harvey is standing beside Burrell and believes she was joking. He additionally accused church individuals of being essentially the most delicate and taking essentially the most offense to Burrell calling out these with little to no cash.
Burrell and Harvey have been comrades for years. Again in 2015, Burrell introduced Harvey to tears on his since-canceled speak present by singing his praises for inviting her on his platform, Christian Submit studies.
“That’s why I’m so glad to be right here, that is larger than Oprah for me, and I like Oprah. I’ve been to her home, and I respect it,” Burrell stated. “However I’m saying, the standing of what that stands for. That is the larger image for me. Thanks, sir.”