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NASHVILLE (BP) -- Gospel music mogul Kirk Franklin will boycott the Gospel Music Association (GMA), the Dove Awards and Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN) after awards broadcasts deleted mentions of racial injustice from his acceptance speeches, he said Monday (Oct. 28).
GMA deleted from Franklin's 2019 acceptance speech his mention of the killing of Atatiana Jefferson on the Oct. 20 broadcast of the 2019 Dove Awards on TBN, Franklin said in a video he tweeted. In 2016, the Fort Worth, Texas, resident's comments were deleted regarding the killings of black men Philando Castile and Walter Scott by white police officers and the killing of five white Dallas police officers by a black sniper. Both years, Franklin accepted the Gospel Artist of the Year Award. Read More