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Tommaso Boddi via Getty Images

Actress and comedian Mo’Nique  took to her radio program earlier this week to address the controversy surrounding gospel singer Kim Burrell and her homophobic rant caught on camera. 

She utilized “Mo’Nique and Sidney’s Open Relationship,” which the Oscar-winner hosts with her husband Sidney Hicks, to not only condemn Burrell’s anti-gay comments, but encourage her viewers to refocus their energy on fighting for what matters.

“It’s almost laughable, because you’re saying that in 2017, we are still dealing with people taking issue with people being who they were born to be, who they choose to be,” she said, then addressing people who mask their anti-gay bigotry with religious rhetoric. “People are still taking issue with the cloak of, ’I am a warrior for Jesus and I must fight for Jesus and stop all you fags and dykes before y’all get condemned to hell.’”

“There are so many other things we could be fighting for,” Mo’Nique reminded her listeners. “We’re wasting our energy fighting over love.”

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