Gospel artists rallied around Kirk Franklin after an audio of him cursing his older son was recorded and released last week.
Franklin, 51, issued an apology after Kerrion Franklin, 32, recorded and posted on Instagram an argument over the phone where Franklin uses profane language. The Grammy Award-winning gospel singer said, “I will break your neck,… Don’t you ever disrespect me.”
Franklin responded, “Recently, my son and I had an argument that he chose to record. I felt extremely disrespected in that conversation and I lost my temper. And I said words that are not appropriate. And I’m sincerely sorry to all of you.”
Christian artists supported the star, offering prayers and support on Instagram.
CeCe Winans wrote “I Love you, Kirk! And Praying for you Kirk and your precious family!!” Fred Hammond sent encouragement, “You got it bro.”
Gospel legend Marvin Sapp shared with Franklin that he’s almost blown a gasket when it comes to children if you’re a parent.
“None of us are exempt. Those of us that know you, know your true character and understand. Those that don’t and have opinions as believers I want to refer all of you to Galatians 6:1. Spiritual people don’t slander they restore considering themselves. Much love Bro.”
Kerrion responded that he does not need another man to speak on his behalf. “Let’s dive deeper into the tape since my father won’t post it himself. He has been recording me for many conversations. He has his own files. Let’s talk about why counseling stopped….”
Social media pastor Marcus Rogers said we all have shortcomings but the grace of God “is not an excuse to continue in those things. So here is some Bible teaching. Accept it or leave it…. that’s between you and God. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.”
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-CNJ Staff reports