Pastor Shirley Caesar is facing her criticism head-on after receiving backlash for statements she made about Kim Burrell’s hateful anti-LGBT sermon.
Video surfaced of Shirley seemingly defending Kim’s comments while ministering to the First Baptist Church of Glenarden on Wednesday, saying, “You (Kim Burrell) should’ve said something four years ago when our President made that stuff alright!” — among other things.
Shirley sat down with Bishop George Bloomer to address the controversy.
In the interview, she tells Bishop Bloomer:
“Actually, what I was saying, Bishop, is ‘why now?’ Why break up your life now? Why wait ’till now to be bothered with something like this? My thing is that — that was then, this is now. Let’s go forward now with our lives. I want to say not only to their community, but to every church community, let’s go on with out lives now. Time is too short. Eternity’s too long. We don’t have time for a bunch of foolishness. It’s a trick of the enemy to come, to steal, and to kill your intention and influence.”
“I would never say anything to harm anybody. The Lord has been too good to me. I just don’t have time for that.”
At the end of the day, Shirley adds that she’s in her ‘4th quarter’ of life and just wants everyone to put ‘that stuff’ behind us.
You can see the rest of what she had to say below.