‘Surviving R. Kelly’: Will the church embrace the accused singer now?

By The Christian Post

R Kelly gets prayed over by Dione Sanders, Paula White and Carvin Winans, video posted 2014. | Youtube/lifechangingword1

Grammy award-winning R&B star R. Kelly has had multiple allegations against him since the 1990s, but despite the pedophilia and sex cult claims, some in the church embrace the singer and his gospel music.

Early this month, Lifetime aired a six-part documentary series, titled “Surviving R. Kelly," a series detailing sexual abuse and misconduct allegations against the singer. The documentary led to condemnations against Kelly in the mainstream media. The #muteRKelly movement took off, and artists such as Lady Gaga and Nick Cannon apologized for their musical collaborations with him.

The Christian Post wanted to see where all of this leaves Kelly and his longtime passive relationship with the church. The gospel music community has been known to love and support Kelly for his songs, such as "I Believe I Can Fly," Whitney Houston's "I Look to You," Marvin Sapp’s “Listen” and his collaboration with Kirk Franklin on a new version of “Lean on Me”

Source:The Christian Post