Kim Burrell proved she was out of touch with the people after her ill-advised sermon last weekend.
The famed gospel singer made headlines when she instructed church parishioners not to make friends with “broke” people.
Burrell warned parishioners to interview potential friends to make sure they aren’t in debt or have a history of not paying their bills on time.
“You got to choose up. Find you some value, you know?” she said. “Sometimes before we get friends we have to do an interview. ‘How long have you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your light bill? How many of your bills are in your little cousin’s name? Do you live in a trailer or a house?'”
After taking 24 hours to reflect on all the bad publicity, Burrell, 49, posted this wordy apology on Instagram before deleting it.
She then brought in another pastor to counsel her and help her to see the error of her ways.
She sought out the leadership of Pastor Dr. Mike Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Maryland, according to TMZ.
Burrell knows she crossed a line last weekend, and she says Pastor Freeman, and others, will make sure she doesn’t back step again.
Pastor Freeman explained why he’s supporting Kim, telling TMZ, “We don’t shoot the soldier we nurse them.”