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In this article, one commentor stated, “This was just as ambiguous as the statement that was supposedly out of context.” There is a good chance he was referring to the deceitful “clarification” made by Brian Houston on his Allah statement earlier this year.
It’s good to know that Hillsong supporters and members are grumbling with the dishonesty of Brian Houston.
The BuzzFeed reports,
Hillsong Megachurch Denies Supporting Marriage Equality
It rebukes international reporting, “Nowhere did I suggest that Hillsong supported gay marriage.”
Australian evangelical church Hillsong has moved to clarify its position on marriage equality after being lavished with praise in a recent New York Times report.
The New York Times reported that Hillsong co-founder Brian Houston was in an “ongoing conversation” about marriage equality which represented a “shift in tone” for Christian evangelical churches.
The response to NYT report came via a statement to the church’s website.
“Nowhere in my answer did I diminish biblical truth or suggest that I or Hillsong Church supported gay marriage. My personal view on the subject of homosexuality would line up with most traditionally held Christian views,” wrote Mr Houston.
The pastor said he was not publically “condemning” homosexuality because the church had campuses in New York and California, where there is marriage equality.
“I made the point that public statements condemning people will place a barrier between the church and the world… which is why at Hillsong, we don’t want to reduce the real issues in people’s lives to a sound bite.”
The powerful Pentecostal church counts upwards of 100,000 people attending its weekly services worldwide and has become known globally for producing best-selling Christian rock albums.
Mr Houston’s statement sparked some criticism from Hillsong’s hundreds of thousands of followers on Facebook, who were concerned the church’s position on marriage seems vague.
The comments come after a turbulent month for Mr Houston. The pastor told the Royal Commission into child sexual abuse that he did not report several acts of abuse committed against children by his late father and Hillsong founder Frank Houston.
Source: By Mark Di Stefano, Hillsong Megachurch Denies Supporting Marriage Equality, BuzzFeed, http://www.buzzfeed.com/markdistefano/hillsong-marriage-clarification#12qovut, Published 20/10/2014. (Accessed 25/10/2014.)
I have located two of those people on Facebook, so far. Jah is a Christian, and lives in the Philippines, so he can’t possibly be a member of Hillsong. Luz lives in New Jersey, and while there is a photo of her at Hillsong Conference in Sydney she attends another Assembly of God Church in the USA and is not a member of Hillsong.
George Costanza said “It I not a lie if you believe it”. That must be how you get around your made up stuff.
So Hillsong doesn’t have 830k followers/likers on Facebook? Hillsong United has a huge following in the Philippines and we know for a fact that though people attend different churches in the States, they have enrolled in various online courses with Hillsong. Of course they’re not entitled to an opinion because they’re not tithing perhaps?
Tell us Newtaste – why do you trash Brian Houston’s best mate Phil Pringle?
“My Son – Best Friends. In this message on ‘Family Life’, Pastor Brian Houston and his youngest son Ben talk about the journey to becoming best friends. Jun 23, 2013”.
And before his downfall, Pat Mesiti was Brian Houston’s best friend, according to Brian. You might need to clarify when Pringle has been Houston’s ‘best mate’. No doubt a friend, but ‘best mate’?
Phil Pringle is on the board of Andrew and Janine Kubala’s ministry, and the address of the ministry is C3 Oxford Falls, according to the records at the Australian Charities and Not- for-profit Commission. Recently the Kubalas asked for expressions of interest to be an intern with their ministry for 2015. No pay, but the successful applicants are expected to enrol in C3 College at their own expense. As interns they’ll accompany Kubala to his healing events and learn how to heal people (probably lots of invalids with one short leg), and learn the art of altar calls which apparently Kubala has mastered, according to Kubala.
Why? That’s reason enough for me.
How about at Presence 2014. These guys are joined at the hip now, united in their ‘war’ against critics and discernment ministries worldwide.
Just in case you folks don’t know who the Kubala’s are:
@newtaste-“I have located two of those people on Facebook, so far. Jah is a Christian, and lives in the Philippines, so he can’t possibly be a member of Hillsong.
[ you know this for sure? and can prove it?]
“Luz lives in New Jersey, and while there is a photo of her at Hillsong Conference in Sydney she attends another Assembly of God Church in the USA and is not a member of Hillsong “. [can you prove this one as well?].
So maybe – just maybe, this live Hillsong United concert in the Philippines back in June 2014 was just an opportunity for Brian to ‘test the waters’ re establishing, or even better, rebadging some churches over there, with the Hillsong ‘brand’???
Oh – and I forgot this one too: