Houston even called Hillsong “a gay-welcoming church” in a statement.
“We have had ongoing, face-to-face discussions about God, sin, life and Jesus, because this is what you do in a church.” In turn, Canfield and Kelly profess gratitude for their pastor and the rest of Hillsong’s staff.
Brian Houston in Australia, reaffirming the church’s belief that “marriage is between a man and a woman” and stating that neither man is serving in a leadership role any longer.
But Houston also said that Hillsong wants gay couples to feel welcome.
Hillsong Church’s campus in New York City draws more than 7,000 weekly worshippers.
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