Kirk Franklin has become an icon in the Contemporary Christian Music Gospel genre and has gained even more notoriety after touring with and becoming heavily involved in the contemporary worship music collective, Maverick City Music.
Franklin made headlines in 2019 after winning TBN’s version of the “Christian Grammys” called the Dove Awards in the Gospel genre. Franklin is known for his “gospel music” that features cursing and foul language. Franklin was intimately involved in the production of Kanye West’s new “gospel” music at the time and stated that “God Wrote” his first curse-filled album.
Kirk Franklin is pro-choice — meaning, that he doesn’t believe that abortion should be limited. In an interview with a former Grindr (a gay hook-up app similar to Ashley Madison) worker, he said that he personally believed in life, but doesn’t believe he should impose his beliefs on others.
He confirmed these sentiments in an interview with Charlemagne tha God. After telling about how his mother almost aborted him, and then how he paid to have a girl that he impregnated to have an abortion and drove her to the clinic, he told the host that he was “pro-life.”
“My point is that I am pro-life but I still believe that I do not have a right to force a woman to do anything with her body, the same way that I can’t force somebody to come to Jesus Christ,” Franklin said in the interview.
“There’s no way that I can’t force anybody to believe in my savior. So I hope that I can try to live a life and try to teach my daughters, try to portray what a loving family and loving children can be. At the same time, it’s got to be a choice. There’s no way that I can force anybody to receive anything.” Except, what Franklin is espousing isn’t a pro-life view, it’s the exact definition of a pro-choice view.
Franklin has also come out publicly in support of homosexuality. In an interview with TheGrio.com, Franklin, purportedly speaking on behalf of the “black church,” said about the LGBTQ community, “I want to apologize for all of the hurtful and painful things that have been said about people in the church that have been talented and gifted and musical, that we’ve used and we’ve embarrassed… and all this other horrible crap that we’ve done … We have not treated them like people. We’re talking about human beings, men and women that God has created.”
It goes without saying that anyone who believes that the right to terminate the life of another innocent human being is devoid of something spiritually.