Little Richard


Oct 26, 2017 by Alyssa Duvall

Rejecting Homosexuality, Little Richard Wants To "Be Holy Like Jesus"

Pop icon Little Richard, in an interview with Three Angels Broadcasting Network, says he has repented, is rejecting homosexuality, and has turned to Jesus Christ for salvation: ”The only holy, righteous person is Jesus and He wants us to be just like Him because, in order to go to Heaven, we've got to look like Him."

“In previous interviews, the famous singer referred to himself as ‘omnisexual,’ revealing in an interview with GQ five years ago that he lived a life of perversion, including orgies,” CBN News reports. However, in his extensive talk with TABN, an Illinois-based Christian and health-oriented television and radio network, Little Richard discussed his change of heart.

Richard, 84, told the interviewer, “you've got to live the way God wants you to live…he can save you.”

Richard, whose real name is Richard Wayne Penniman, revealed that his marriage to Ernestine Campbell crumbled due to his sexuality and sinful lifestyle: "You know, all these things. So much unnatural affection. So much of people just doing everything and don't think about God. Don't want no parts of Him."

Richard continued, "I was talking to Michael Jackson's mother Katherine and she said she believed in the Resurrection. I said I believed in the Resurrection too. But I believe you've got to live right now in Jesus. He's a real Savior and the Prince of Life.”

On his repentance and salvation experience, Richard described asking God to save him and how God told him, "Richard, you're singing Tutti Frutti. You're singing Good Golly Miss Molly. You're singing Long Tall Sally. You're singing The Girl Can't Help It and She's Got It and all of these things." Richard asked, "Lord, can I do this and still be saved?" And according to the singer, God replied, "Richard, no man can serve two masters."

"Regardless of whatever you are, He loves you. I don't care what you are. He loves you and He can save you. All you've got to do is say, 'Lord, take me as I am. I'm a sinner.' But we all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.

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