American Gospel Singer, Kirk Franklin forgives dad, who gave him up for adoption
By Temitope Ojo
Popular American gospel musician, singer, songwriter, choir director, Kirk Dewayne Franklin, has shared the emotional pain he feels, meeting his biological father, whom he never knew, for the first time.
He narrated how his dad and mum, gave him up for adoption, and this left him never feeling good enough.
He however has forgiven his dad, as not forgiving him would be wrong before God, whom he proclaims to represent.
“Two days ago, I received an anonymous call that my biological father, who I never knew, has 3-6 months to live. I’ve lived my entire life hating this man. He and my biological mother gave me up for adoption, and it left me never feeling good enough….to this very day.
“I took my hate for him and used it as fuel to be the best father I could be for my own. But what I did wrong, is I never took that fuel, and turn it into forgiveness….and that is wrong. Wrong for him, me, and the God I proclaim to represent. How can I preach what I don’t practice?
“So I flew to Houston yesterday to do that. It’s painful, it’s a process, but how disappointed I would be in myself for this man to leave this earth without being forgiven. He deserves to receive what God gives me every day.