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'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Star Porsha Williams Apologizes For Anti-Gay Sermon


Porsha Williams, one of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta — who recently went to jail after brawling with another housewife during the show’s reunion episode — has apologized for a three-year-old sermon in which she lists homosexuality alongside other “inequities” like prostitution, drug dealing and attempted suicide.

Porsha_williamsIn the video taken from High Praise Christian Center Ministries in Lithonia, Georgia, Williams said:

“God was gonna send his son, his holy son — don’t take that for granted. How many of y’all would just give somebody your son, or your daughter? But he did that for us. And he did that because of our inequities. So don’t let the devil tell you ain’t worth your God's blessings. He wants to use you no matter what.

“That’s why we Christians supposed to be telling the hooker on the street, the drug dealer, the person who in the hospital for trying to commit suicide, the gays, the lesbians. We’re supposed to be trying to save them and tell them 'You are worthy! God can use you, God can use me.' He gonna use humility!

“You need to tell the world how you lived your life at first. Y’all ain’t perfect. But you gonna pay for it if you do. Live for God, stand on his word. Don’t just read it and keep it for yourself.”

Williams soon apologized in a video-recording, saying:

"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. First let me say that God loves all his children. And although discriminate against other because of their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, their status in life, that we’re all worthy of God’s love. 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."

Housewives co-star Cynthia Bailey had criticized Williams' sermon, saying, "To put gays and lesbians in the same category as drug dealers, hookers, and people who attempt suicide is ignorant and insensitive. Especially when she just recently profited from performing at a popular gay club in NYC." The NYC club in question was the gay Harlem nightclub El Morocco where Williams performed on May 2.

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The sermon:

The apology:

(via The Bilerico Project)

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  1. How dumb is this chick? Doesn't she have any clue who the demographics are for Bravo?!

    Posted by: Bravo! | May 7, 2014 8:59:21 AM

  2. There's no cure for "stupid".

    Posted by: Bill | May 7, 2014 9:04:55 AM

  3. "The sermon that was shown was shown not in its entirety therefore the message was omitted." Um, yeah.

    Posted by: ROSEMARY WOODHOUSE | May 7, 2014 9:11:01 AM

  4. Too stupid for pity.

    But thanks for apology.

    Posted by: pete n sfo | May 7, 2014 9:20:57 AM

  5. I don't think she's stupid. She did apologize after all.

    Posted by: Haner | May 7, 2014 9:28:56 AM

  6. Why should we care what this attention-seeking media whore has to say?

    Posted by: HarleyDog | May 7, 2014 9:37:21 AM

  7. She woke up this morning disturbed, all right. Disturbed by a message from her publicist.

    Posted by: Ted | May 7, 2014 10:00:30 AM

  8. She is just sensitive because her now ex husband was constantly rumored to be gay and she his beard.

    That said, the Bible puts homosexuality in the same category with all of those things, so why is anyone surprised someone who believes in part of that fantasy world doesn't believe in all of it? I think a lot of Christians who pretend to be our friends (and often are our family) secretly think the way she does.

    Posted by: Samwell | May 7, 2014 10:05:06 AM

  9. She says the message wasn't included. Was this not the message? "We’re supposed to be trying to save them and tell them 'You are worthy! God can use you, God can use me.' He gonna use humility!"

    That YOU have got it all figured out, and YOU can save others with YOUR words is more the use of arrogance than humility.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 7, 2014 10:05:31 AM

  10. She fauxpologized for gay people being hurt not for hurting them. And she certainly didn't hint that what she said was wrong. In fact she actually doubled down by saying that the problem is, we didn't hear the rest of the sermon.

    Why is it that anti-gays always seem to find ways to be even more offensive with their fauxpologies than they were with the original offense? And why is it that none of them have learned, after all this time, how to take responsibility and offer REAL apologies?

    Posted by: TampaZeke | May 7, 2014 10:10:40 AM

  11. I don't understand how people can worship a god who sends his only son as a human sacrifice, and then sends you to hell if you don't worship him.
    But hey, that's just me.

    Posted by: sjorgl | May 7, 2014 10:27:08 AM

  12. I believe in the sincerity of the apology from this never-was as much as I believe in the Easter Bunny.

    Posted by: dommyluc | May 7, 2014 10:31:52 AM

  13. Woman preaches sermon, is later arrested for alleged assault on fellow reality show cast member = total and complete loss of credibility. For life.

    Posted by: Jack M | May 7, 2014 10:40:39 AM

  14. Trash. Just like Andy Cohen - trash.

    Posted by: Sean Maloney | May 7, 2014 10:44:42 AM

  15. @samwell: SOME modern altered versions of English Bibles added the word "homosexuals" in 1946 where it had never existed before, in a trandlation of a letter from Paul (who had previously PERSECUTED Christians) written in Koine Greek expressing his opinions to the people of Corinth.
    On so many levels it is nonsensical how some people who consider themselves "Christians" do not pay any attention to who is quoted saying what in the Bible (putting the words of some characters who not only sometimes disagreed with Jesus but even had a history of attacking Christianity on par with some kind of divine orders). Added to that, they pay no attention even to what THAT person actually said in the language in which they said it.

    Posted by: GregV | May 7, 2014 10:46:44 AM

  16. To add to what GregV said, Paul was the Jerry Falwell of his day, a man getting off on the fame received by claiming to speak for God.

    Posted by: Dastius Krazitauc | May 7, 2014 10:58:16 AM

  17. Also: I'm glad she apologized. But the person (Paul) whose words have been MIStranslated to add "homosexuality" to a list in which he didn't mention it is the same person who said that women should sit down and stay silent in church and let the men do the talking.
    If she really believed in Paul's ideas of what is sinful and took his ideas as on par with divine orders, she would have never spoken and wouldn't have dressed in jewelry and uncovered, styled hair that would have appalled Paul.

    Posted by: GregV | May 7, 2014 10:58:25 AM

  18. Andy Cohen better gets some balls and fire that heifer Nene Leakes for her doubled-down RHOA Reunion comments where she non-apologized for labeling Kenya's friend a queen -- and then suggested to Andy Cohen that she needed to hold a gay "funkshun" or parade to apologize to "them." Her disdain for the"gay community" is really quite transparent (and her husband's is even more so). She thinks of the gay community as her mincing minions. Her minions that she has been told (by her gay bosses on RHOA and Glee, etc.) she must play to; however, she clearly does so just above all the Georgia-bred anti-gay baggage in her.

    Posted by: Moretruth | May 7, 2014 11:07:47 AM

  19. Can't. Stand. Homoconfused. Bravo and it's alcoholic host Ms. Cohen: waste of electricity -next?

    Posted by: Troy | May 7, 2014 11:19:03 AM

  20. I suspect the word is "iniquities", which means immoral behavior, rather than "inequities".

    Whomever it was that prepared the transcript likely has a somewhat limited vocabulary and an unfamiliarity with religious speech.

    Posted by: Timothy Kincaid | May 7, 2014 11:25:47 AM

  21. Thank God to Andy Cohen for bringing these miscreants to our homes (not that I watch any of these freakshows).

    Posted by: Daniel | May 7, 2014 11:50:16 AM

  22. Another day, another Christian bashing gay people. What a horrible, hateful religion!

    Posted by: Merv | May 7, 2014 12:19:35 PM

  23. Exactly DANIEL. I despise him and closet case Ryan Seacrest.

    $$$$$$ to throw gays under the bus. Sick.

    Posted by: Rowan | May 7, 2014 3:02:37 PM

  24. Porsha look more like a Hyundai.

    Posted by: Clint | May 7, 2014 4:25:18 PM

  25. So a sky daddy sent himself to die so that he wouldn't feel the need to punish us so much for being the way he knew we would be.

    Is she on crack?

    By the way, the New Testament is pretty clear on this one: "I do not permit a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; she must be quiet." 1 Timothy 2:12

    Posted by: Randy | May 7, 2014 5:15:17 PM

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