Things just haven’t been going great for Porsha Williams lately. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star was part of a knock-down, drag-out on the show’s reunion special, she turned herself into police, debuted her single in New York to less than stellar reviews and now an old sermon of hers has surfaced.
Before becoming a reality TV housewife, Williams was a preacher for a small church in Georgia called High Praise Christian Center Ministries. Now, a short clip of a sermon has been released that shows the reality star telling the congregation that gays and lesbians are in the same category as hookers and suicidal people because they all need to be saved.
“We’re supposed to try and save them and tell them, ‘You are worthy’,” she says in the video.
A day after the video hit the Internet, Williams is speaking out. She addressed the situation in a 48-second video, apologizing and telling the world the sermon was taken out of context.
“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,” she begins. “First let me say that God loves all of his children and although some people discriminate against others because of their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, their status in life, that we’re all worthy of God’s love.”
She continues, “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.”
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