In 2016 Kirk Franklin won Artist of the Year at the Dove Awards. During his acceptance speech, he talked passionately about blatant racism in our country. TBN edited that from the televised show and the gospel community was in an uproar.
Well here we are in 2019 and Franklin won Gospel Artist of the Year. Once again he used his time to shed light on racism in our country. He asked for prayer for the family of Atatiana Jefferson. Jefferson was killed by a Fort Worth police officer as she played video games with her 8-year-old nephew as a neighbor called the police for a welfare check after seeing her door open late at night.
Franklin said, “A young girl by the name of Atatiana Jefferson was shot and killed in her home by a policeman and I am just asking that we send up prayers for her family and for his, and asking that we send up prayers for that 8-year-old little boy that saw that tragedy”.
Once again, TBN edited this portion of Kirk’s acceptance speech and the gospel community is not happy.
Phil Thornton, Senior Vice President and General Manager of RCA Inspiration, took to his social media page to share his discontentment. Share your thought?