Pastor Kim Burrell, who has claimed earlier this week that all homosexuals would die, was set to sing the main song of the new movie Hidden Figures with Pharrell Williams. But the film actors could not remain indifferent to the singer’s anti-gay rant. The film’s stars Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monae both condemned the comments, after Pharrell also spoke out against hate speech.
Spencer said, “We are all God’s children equal in his eyes. Hatred isn’t the answer. Intolerance isn’t the answer.” “I unequivocally repudiate ANY AND ALL hateful comments against the LGBTQ community… we all belong to the same community, a shared community called humanity. Today and tomorrow and the next day I will continue to stand with other like minded people who condemn any and all statements and actions that would seek to deny the basic humanity of our fellow brothers and sisters. We cannot sit Idly by nor will we speak silently when we are confronted with such violence against members of our community. I am personally beyond exhausted by the ignorance and bigotry living in some people,” Monae added, “My advice: If your religion is causing you to spew out words of hate, judge, or look down on others because of who one loves then you need to change it. And fast. If the religion don’t make you are more loving or better person, ditch it.”