Hillsong Church accused of promoting inappropriate sexual intercourse: According to a group of volunteers who reportedly protested about the case, Hillsong workers used the church as a seedy dating service, “sleeping around with volunteers and telling them to submit nude photographs.
The whistleblowers have alleged that the group was a breeding ground for unchecked abuse,” which has been shaken by recent reports that its former leader, Carl Lentz, had many tawdry affairs.
Page Six says a group of former “high-level” volunteers in 2018, including one who was still a volunteer at the time, sent a letter to the leaders of the trendy ministry complaining of “verified, widely circulated stories of inappropriate sexual behavior among employees/interns.”
We are told that one person hired by the church was forced to stand down after it was disclosed that as the letter put it he had “multiple inappropriate sexual relationships with several female leaders and volunteers and was physically abusive in his relationships with these women verbally, emotionally, and according to one woman.”
The party alleged that another member of the church even caught the same employee with a church official “having sex.”
In the meanwhile, the letter accused another male employee of not respecting physical and sexual limits in dating relationships with female volunteers in the church,” including having sex with a 19-20-year-old female member of the team.”
“In the letter, the group claimed that the church only has “vague or absent sexual harassment/sexual abuse” policies, and that the organization encourages a “culture of secrecy and terror.
“This environment is hazardous and a breeding ground for unchecked abuse,” the organization said.
One pastor was accused of “losing his temper, bullying, yelling, and outright screaming at other volunteers and leaders.” When someone asked to the pastor to workers, they were told, “That’s how they are, it’s their personality/culture.”
The letter was sent to seven of the top leaders of the church’s US division, including Lentz, we’re told. How the church replied to the letter or the accusations contained in it is unknown.
Lentz, who created the superchurch’s American arm, which started in Australia, was shot in November after it was announced this year that he had cheated on his partner.
It was later revealed to In that he had a variety of other affairs.
Hillsong, among many other actors, has numbered Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, Chris Pratt and Kourtney Kardashian among its congregation.
“The letter also claimed that the volunteers of the Hillsong church feared verbal abuse and “harsh language from some ministers and employees, belittlement, name-calling.