Most have heard the saying, “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words will never hurt you.” However, it does not take long before people realized this nursery rhyme was far from the truth. Even the toughest exteriors walk away with internal scars when words are used as weapons of mass destruction. It is amazing despite how small the tongue is, it has started more wars and been responsible for more tragedy than anything else.
Recently, gospel singer and pastor, Kim Burrell, came under fire after video footage of a sermon went viral where she spoke harshly against the LGBTQ community. She used graphic descriptions of sexual acts and even spoke against mega pastor Eddie Long and the allegations of sexual abuse that sent shock waves through the faith community several years ago. Of the disgraced pastor, she said:
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