Porsha Williams Apologizes for Sermon About "Saving" Gays and Lesbians: "I'm Growing Every Day"

Celebrity News May. 6, 2014 AT 6:40PM

Porsha Williams is issuing another apology—this time for something she did several years ago. On Monday, May 5, TMZ posted an old video of the Real Housewives of Atlanta star giving a sermon in which she grouped gays and lesbians with hookers and drug dealers.

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"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 said in the clip, which, according to TMZ, was filmed at Georgia's High Praise Christian Center Ministries roughly three years ago.

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Now, in a new video statement to Us Weekly, Williams, 31, is defending herself against the backlash and apologizing for any offense her sermon may have caused.

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"First let me say that God loves all of his children," she says. "And although some people discriminate against others because of their race, their religion, their sexual orientation, their status in life...we're all worthy of God's love."

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The reality star goes on to explain that the clip posted by TMZ was taken out of context. "I apologize that those words hurt the LGBT community, my fans, and my supporters," she continues. "Life is a journey, and I'm growing every day. And I continue to encourage everyone to love each other unconditionally."

Watch her full apology above.

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