Steve Harvey is sticking beside gospel singer Kim Burrell amid the backlash she’s receiving for telling churchgoers to “select up” as an alternative of selecting “ugly” and “broke” buddies.
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.
“Whenever you inform a poor particular person you need to select up, they suppose you’re speaking about them,” Harvey mentioned.
Not solely does the famed TV character agree with Burrell, however he additionally boasted that he doesn’t have broke buddies.
Burrell got here below fireplace final week over her message to a church the place she was a visitor speaker.
“Gotta select up, discover you some worth,” Burrell mentioned. “, generally earlier than we get buddies, we have now to do an interview. How lengthy have you ever been broke? What number of occasions have you ever modified your title in your mild invoice? What number of of your payments are in your little cousin’s title. Do you reside in a trailer house or a home?”
“, you perceive. And it’s not about standing or materials issues,” she continued. “It’s nearly selections, you realize.”
“Life is completely different now, and you realize. We at church thank God we’re right here,” Burrell added. “These of us which might be strolling by religion and not using 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 consumer reposted it, claiming, “because of this folks don’t go to church.”
And THIS is why folks 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 folks 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 discuss present by singing his praises for inviting her on his platform, Christian Put up reviews.
“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 admire it,” Burrell mentioned. “However I’m saying, the standing of what that stands for. That is the larger image for me. Thanks, sir.”