To recap, Gospel singer Kim Burrell was this close to cashing in on crossover success when this happened. Now fellow Gospel artist, actually Gospel legend Shirley Caesar joined in when she spoke about the Burrell incident this week.
You can watch the video below, but let me give you a script of what it would have been thinking if I was in that audience on 1/4/2017.
Caesar: “We’re living in critical times now, The Lord dropped this in my spirit.”
Me: “Preach Mother Caesar”
Caesar: “Anytime you wanna say something to your church, to your members, collect the cell phones at the door”
Me: “Huh what?”
Caesar: “Everybody in here over 4,000 people in here one phone is about a million people by itself. …If there’s something that you wanna say in house, you better have the ushers get their phones and the other people’s phones, too – the ushers, the deacons, get all of their phones. Say amen, somebody.”
Me: “Oh so nobody can record you saying something that can cost or embarrass you?” Ok
Caesar: “Alot of us have made a whole lot of mistakes, if doors can talk, if hotel beds could talk,”
Me: “Okay, we have all sinned, not sure where you are going?”
Caesar: “So if you were going to say something you should’ve said it four years ago when our President made that stuff all right,”
Me: “Oh that’s where you are going, oh no.”
(she says something else but I am still stuck on the, “President made that stuff all right”, part)
Caesar: “..but now I’m learning to process it, Bishops before I speak. I’m learning to not speak too fast because once its out there its gone”
Me: “What prophetic words and not in a positive way. Yes, they are out there now Mother Caesar. You may have felt that you were called to protect your fellow pastors from undergoing the public shaming that Kim Burrell has received for her homophobic comments. But Mother Caesar, who will protect their LGBTQI members from them and you?”
Rev. Gerald Palmer is a Husband,Father,Ordainded Reverend, Social Worker, Preacher, Teacher, Activist, Believer in Social Justice, and a Believer in Jesus Christ