No one has a better handle on what’s going on with Hillsong’s background with the homosexual issue than Churchwatch Central, based in Australia. If you read and follow these well-researched sources, AND WATCH THE VIDEOS EMBEDDED (very important!), you will begin to understand an issue that has a lot of moving parts:
Thanks to our online ChurchWatch FaceBook community, we were alerted to an article which we published on Church Watch Central.
It was the last paragraph that caused the major controversy:
“In their own lives, both Canfield and Kelly are devoted Christians. They attend Hillsong Church in New York City, where Canfield is a volunteer choir director, and despite the two being demonstrative on camera while filming “Survivor,” Canfield said in a diary interview that the two are remaining abstinent until marriage.”
A flurry of tweets, articles and headlines emerged around the article that was published by Broadway Tour. Of course, Chris Rosebrough was on it (as was Stand Up for the Truth):
Famous Gay Couple, who attend Hillsong NYC volunteer with the choir AND say they’ll remain abstinent until marriage. http://broadwaytour.net/survivors-reed-kelly-josh-canfield-made-first-splash-on-broadway …
Source: Chris Rosebrough, Twitter, https://twitter.com/piratechristian/status/626378046124093444, Published 29/07/2015. (Accessed 05/08/2015.)
In this article, we will publish:
– Brian Houston’s media statement that supposedly addresses this controversy (which we will critique in this article).
– Brian Houston’s blog article that addresses his relations to homosexual people (which we will also address in this article).
In spite of his double-speak, Brian Houston has historically and more recently shown where he stands on same sex issues.
MEDIA STATEMENT: HOUSTON’S LIE # 1:
Because Brian Houston is vague on these issues, this shows where he does stand, although he comes across as a “double-minded man, unstable in all his way” (James 1:8).
However, we are openly calling out Brian Houston.