The senior pastor of Hillsong, Brian Houston, has apologized after the head of the church’s London arm made dismissive comments surrounding the death of George Floyd.
While preaching last Sunday, Hillsong UK pastor Gary Clarke said: “It’s a race issue, yes. For me, I don’t live in the United States. For me to be railing as a pastor about something that’s going on in another country, I’m not really sure that’s going to help anyone.”
His comments caused widespread criticism, causing Pastor Houston to take to Instagram to speak out.
In an Instagram post, Hillsong London’s pastor stated, “I am deeply sorry for the offence caused from the message. I care deeply about all people and abhor any form of racism or oppression, and my language ignored that fact just like in America, racism in many forms exists widely here in the UK.”
In striking contrast, Hillsong New York’s senior pastor, has been extremely outspoken, even using the hashtag #occupyallstreets to encourage people to protest peacefully that racial violence is okay.
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Editors Note. This post was written by Danielle Jarvis and posted at My Christianity Daily. Title changed by PNP News.
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