“The Dove Awards is generally packed with carnal entertainers, but to platform someone as foul as Franklin and label him “Gospel Artist of the Year” is to blaspheme the name of God and mutilate his glorious gospel.”
(Jeff Maples – Reformation Charlotte) The Dove Awards is an annual Christian music awards ceremony put on by the Gospel Music Association and is broadcast on TBN. This year, as usual, a number of questionable caricatures received Dove Awards in their genre but Lauren Daigle, who spent most of the year questioning God’s word on homosexuality and says she doesn’t even see herself as a Christian artist, won Artist of the year.
But another interesting character won the Dove Award in the Gospel music category — Kirk Franklin. Franklin is known for his “gospel music” that features cursing and foul language. Franklin is intimately involved in the production of Kanye West’s new “gospel” music who stated that “God Wrote” his first curse-filled album.