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Kirk Franklin Meets His Ailing Biological Father

By Firstladyb

FirstLadyB | Connecting Faith and Hollywood

Kirk Franklin Meets His Ailing Biological Father
Kirk Franklin has met his biological father, who he revealed has 3-6 months to live.
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Kirk, who was given up for adoption by his parents,  shared on Instagram how the meeting happened.

“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, Franklin shared.  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.”

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“Pray for him, and for me. God this is hard…I weep as I write,” Kirk concluded.

The Gospel music superstar was adopted by a 64-year-old widow named Gertrude Franklin—his mother’s great aunt.


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