What the holy heck is occurring at Hillsong?
The final six weeks have seen a seesaw of scandalous revelations between Hillsong U.S. and Hillsong Australia. The resignation of world senior pastor Brian Houston after revelations of sexual indiscretion. The invention of allegations of rape by a junior staffer in opposition to a former pastor. The departure of a number of distinguished U.S. pastors and Hillsong affiliated church buildings. A not-so-flattering documentary. After which the leaked report of the Hillsong NYC investigation, which painted an image of a church management rife with abuse, sexual misconduct and secrecy.
This week, Katelyn and Roxy break down the Hillsong breakdown — and discover among the systemic points which have appeared to hang-out the church from the start. Roxy offers a recap of her reporting on Hillsong from the previous couple of years — starting with the firing of Carl Lentz, hype-priest and Justin Bieber confidante, for his “tequila-drenched love affair.”
And we dig into some questions core to Katelyn’s upcoming ebook on Christian celebrities. Together with after all, simply how deep can a pastor’s V-neck go?