Kirk Franklin: ‘Religion is a prison’

The award-winning Gospel star says it's his 'job' to help people 'lose' their religion

LOSING HIS RELIGION: Gospel star Kirk Franklin

GRAMMY AWARD-winning gospel singer Kirk Franklin is on a mission to help people “lose” their religion.

The 45-year-old recording artist mused about the concept of religion, while revealing the name of his new album on social media.

Franklin is releasing his first album in four years and took to his Instagram to introduce the forthcoming record,Losing My Religion, claiming that “religion is a prison”.

“In the beginning religion created a MASK … for generations church was where we went to go HIDE …. rules without relationship is empty INSIDE. … There’s room at the cross for everyone even ME … religion is a prison, but truth sets us FREE,” (sic) Franklin wrote.

“The next time you THINK America, PLEASE include ME. … The preacher isn’t God, religion’s first MISTAKE … ‘m losing my religion, THANK GOD … Helping YOU lose yours is my job.” (sic)

The album will be released next month.

While he thanked his fans on Twitter for their support, Franklin – who recently released his new single Wanna Be Happy – also admitted to being nervous about releasing new music.

“I can’t thank you enough for the love you’ve shown my new song,” he tweeted. “Every artist is afraid, I’m just not afraid to admit it! WANNA BE HAPPY?”

Explaining the concept of his new song to The Christian Post, Franklin said: “Every human being was wired with the desire for happiness. And we will try different things all in the pursuit of that feeling. With this song, I’m saying, if you really want to be happy, you have to start with the originator.

“My goal is to try to lead people to the manufacturer of their souls.”

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