Porsha Williams Apologizes for Anti-Gay Comments

Cynthia Bailey puts Williams on blast for "flip-flopping" on LGBT community.

Posted: 05/07/2014 12:00 PM EDT
Porsha Williams

Porsha Williams has made a quick apology for anti-gay comments she made in 2010 that surfaced in a leaked video posted to TMZ on Monday. In the video, Williams is seen sermonizing at a Georgia church and comparing gays and lesbians to drug dealers and hookers, saying they all need to be "saved."

"We Christians are supposed to be telling the hooker on the street, the drug dealer... the gays, the lesbians — we're supposed to be trying to save them and tell them, 'You are worthy,'" she says in the clip. 

"My heart was heavy and it's imperative for me to address the issue," Williams says in a video message to People. "God loves all of his children." 

"The sermon was shown not in its entirety, therefore the message was omitted," Williams says in her statement. "I apologize that those words hurt the LGBT community, my fans and my supporters. Life is a journey and I'm growing every day." 

One person who's not buying her apology is Williams's Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Cynthia Bailey. "To put gays and lesbians in the same category as drug dealers, hookers, and people who attempt suicide is ignorant and insensitive. Especially when she just recently profited from performing at a popular gay club in NYC. #flipflop," Bailey posted on Twitter. Williams recently performed her new single "Flatline" at El Morocco, an LGBT hot spot in New York City.

RHOA's Miss Lawrence, who is gay, echoes Bailey's sentiments, telling TMZ, "I think some women use the community as a convenience...i.e. for gay slang, fan base building, and beauty security. But like always, true character always reveals."

See Williams' video apology below.

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