Porsha Williams has apologized for a sermon she gave three years ago about trying to “save” gays and lesbians.
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star issued the apology Tuesday in an exclusive statement to People magazine.
“My heart was heavy and it’s imperative for me to address the issue,” Williams told the magazine in a videotaped message. “God loves all of his children.”
A video of the sermon was posted Monday on TMZ. In the video, Williams can be heard saying, “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.’”
“The sermon was shown not in its entirety, therefore the message was omitted,” Williams said in her statement to People. “I apologize that those words hurt the LGBT community, my fans and my supporters. Life is a journey and I’m growing every day.”
The reality star has been going through some growing pains recently. She was charged last month with battery following an altercation with her costar Kenya Moore. Last year, she split from her husband, former NFL quarterback Kordell Stewart.