Looks like Sherri Shepherd is not as fire and brimstone in her attitude towards gays than she'd have us previously believe!
After an incendiary interview in which she seemingly demanded respect for her homophobic upbringing, Sherri took the time on The View today to set the record straight once and for all:
"Working on a talk show that's centered in the opinion business, there's been several things that I've shared in the press that have upset people, and typically I don't respond to the criticism. However, I'd like to say I'm truly sorry to anyone I've offended with the viewpoints I express on Alicia Menendez's Tonight on the Fusion network. My interview was misrepresented, and only a portion of my comments were used as a headline to give the impression that I was condemning members of the LGBT community living in their own truth. In the interview, I express I was raised as a child to have a certain set of beliefs, but my beliefs have evolved significantly as my own personal relationship with Christ has increased. I believe that love is the grace of all things and I have no desire to judge anybody by who they are. I'm a person of compassion and anyone who knows me knows that I love, I accept, I embrace everybody who has love in their hearts. So I love you."
Well spoken, Sherri.
While she previously mentioned that her religion brought her up to believe that you were "going to hell if you're a homosexual," we're happy to hear that she has since evolved from those ridiculous beliefs.
We're glad that you're more universal in your love, compassion, and acceptance than was previously conveyed in your earlier remarks, Mizz Shepherd!
And we're equally proud you took the high road by apologizing out right. Classy.
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