A three-year-old video clip of Porsha Williams recently resurfaced. The Real Housewives of Atlanta star gives a sermon passionately urging congregants to reach out to individuals that she believes need “saving” — among them drug dealers, sex workers, people who have attempted suicide and gays and lesbians.
“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 says in a video posted earlier this week on TMZ.
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Williams, 31, apologized for the sermon and her message about LGBT people.
“My heart was heavy and it’s imperative for me to address the issue,” Williams says in a video message. “God loves all of his children.”
“The sermon was shown not in its entirety, therefore the message was omitted,” she continues. “I apologize that those words hurt the LGBT community, my fans and my supporters. Life is a journey and I’m growing every day.”