Gospel singer Kirk Franklin never claimed to be a saint. In an interview with Sway Calloway, the 43-year-old host of BET,’Sundays Best’ discussed his struggles with porn addiction and being promiscuous. He also gives his thoughts on same-sex marriage and Kanye West,”Yeezus” album title. Peep the excerpts below.
On same-sex marriage:
How I would always sum it up whether you’re talking about any issue that people want to know–what does God’s word say about it? This is the one that I always want to stand on in the book of romans, it says ‘Where there is non-righteous.’ So that means that we’re all sinners in need of God’s grace…And so if we’re all sinners then that means that everybody’s in the pot together, needing the same love, and the same grace and need the same forgiveness.
On homosexuality in the church:
We’re all looked at [with] the same lens, it says for all have sinned.
On Kanye West naming his newest album “Yeezus”:
I think that the microphone is a very powerful tool and you can use it to build people up or you can use it to kill people…So whatever thoughts I have about Kanye or same-sex marriage or anything else, I’ve chosen to be able to walk out life with people and I don’t think that the microphone should be used to make myself seem wise or so opinionated. I would rather have a walk through life relationship with somebody and they see the love of my life as we walk through life together than for me to spit a couple feelings and opinions and I dip out and it’s over.
On his porn addiction:
When I was a kid there was some abusive stuff that kinda happened in our family when I was a little boy. My little sister- there was some rape and some things that happened in our family and there were some ugly images that we got introduced to as kids around the age of 8. And so from about the age of eight to about the age of twenty nine I struggled with that. Just not only pornography but also being very promiscuous.
Peep the interview below.
[Sway In The Morning]