Bishop Jason Nelson Speaks Out: Truth In Love
Gospel Artist and Pastor, Bishop Jason Nelson speaks on the Kim Burrell situation in a Facebook Live video.
edeweysmith This really hurts me because I love Kim Burrell!! She's a LEGEND within the Gospel Music Community & has always supported me! Although some may not know this, she has a heart of gold! I hurt because it's so difficult to harmonize PERSONAL theology and the public sector. Public corporations focus on profits & spend more time dealing with diverse groups. Most public companies invest major resources in training staff about diversity in the workplace & organizational structure & health. The policies of public companies aren't based on Bible doctrines. Most job applications in public companies and Policy Manuals have certain clauses about religion, race, gender, etc. Corporate settings, Public schools & the military can't use religious preferences as a basis of hiring. HENCE THE CHALLENGE! Whenever Preaching/Beliefs are "problematic" for the public square, tension arises! In this case, Kim's beliefs didn't fit the corporation's ideals and certain decisions were made. While preaching should NEVER be for the purpose of pacifying the "Business Worlds", we can not be shocked now when there are problems. While most corporations have policies against discrimination, many people of faith are asking "is Kim now being discriminated against"? "Is she being punished for her views?" Most public institutions would answer "yes" to these questions if her views don't line up with their policies. This has been an ongoing issue for quite some time! I don't have all of the answers but I can say without equivocation that Kim has always been a wonderful human being when I've been in her presence. She's still one of the greatest vocalists to EVER live & I hurt for her because she's inspired so many people with her music. While much has been said about other people who have been hurt in this scenario, please don't forget that this has to be hurting her too! Don't lose compassion! Pray for her! GOD HELP US!!