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Kirk Franklin - The Truth about the Boycott

Updated: Nov 18, 2019

Don't Be a Bandwagon Jumper


This podcast was aired on October 31, 2019 - Click Here to listen


I want to encourage you as a member of the remnant Body of Christ to stir clear of tragedies like the Kirk Franklin boycott. Mr. Franklin became offended because his comments were not aired on the live showing of the Dove Awards and he immediately cried racism and discrimination against the Dove Awards Committee and TBN.


This should not have went down like this.


“Today. I am heartbroken that I even have to share this with you. In 2016, I was blessed to win an award for Best Gospel Artist at the Dove Awards…. During that awards speech I felt the responsibility as a Christian and a man of color to address the civil unrest at that time that was plaguing our country with the killings of Philando Castile and Walter Scott just to name a few by white police officers. And at the same time, the horrific killings of five Dallas police officers by an African American. I called upon the audience to join me in remembering that as Christians, when we say nothing, we’re saying something,” Franklin explained. (from https://www.christianpost.com/news/kirk-franklin-announces-boycott-of-tbn-gospel-music-association-dove-awards-over-diversity-concerns.html )


Dove Awards and TBN said this:


“Due to our broadcast window, we had to significantly edit the Dove telecast to 2 hours, which aired Sunday, October 20th. In light of this, we understand that many were disappointed because there were so many memorable moments and noteworthy portions of acceptance speeches absent,” Patillo said.


“Members of the GMA board and executives spoke with Kirk and his team this past Friday to discuss solutions that we are currently working to implement moving forward.   We will be highlighting those initiatives at a future date. Joining our efforts, TBN has made the unedited version available on their VOD platform. You can watch it here. Additionally, all of our winners have received their full acceptance speeches to post and share on their platforms as desired,” Patillo said.


(from https://www.christianpost.com/news/kirk-franklin-announces-boycott-of-tbn-gospel-music-association-dove-awards-over-diversity-concerns.html )


Mr. Franklin stated that his comments were pulled because the Dove Awards and TBN were discriminatory against African American's. There is a difference of opinion and Mr. Franklin became offended and this goes to show that there is a difference between truth and reality and this should be in the church.


This podcast was aired on October 31, 2019 - Click Here to listen



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