By Jack Newman For Mailonline. Staff at the celebrity mega-church Hillsong used the organization as a dating service, had inappropriate relations with volunteers and asked them to send nude photos of themselves, whistleblowers have claimed. The volunteers said the church, which has recently been rocked by the revelations that former leader Carl Lentz cheated on his wife of 17 years, was a 'breeding ground for unchecked abuse'. The scale led a group of high-level volunteers to send a letter to leaders in , warning of the stories circulating about 'inappropriate' sexual behavior, according to Page Six. Hillsong is reeling from scandal in which New York head pastor Carl Lentz left cheated on his wife of 17 years, Laura right and was sacked from his church job for it earlier this month.
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Hillsong Church, the still relatively new Pentecostal megachurch that swept up celebrities faster than Kabbalah, is based in Australia and claims over , weekly worshipers across locations in 28 countries. However, it is not without its controversy. In the wake of the scandal involving the firing of Carl Lentz, the celebrity pastor who personally baptized stars like Justin Bieber, the church is witnessing its own downfall. Even longtime supporter Selena Gomez is moving on, according to the Daily Mail. Lentz was fired due to "breaches of trust" and "moral failures," which include his own infidelity to his wife. Gomez was once close with him, and she was also reportedly close with Hillsong founder Brian Houston's family, but now she wants nothing to do with them. This also comes in the wake of celebrity controversy over the church's homophobia.
Hillsong Church rife with ‘inappropriate’ sex, members claimed
Outside the Kings Theatre in Flatbush, Brooklyn, hundreds of young women are standing in line. A few are dressed festively, or festival-y, in flower crowns and colorful wigs. Some have been standing here for hours, sacrificing the entire day for a seat close to the stage, spirits undampened by the cold April drizzle. Inside, the ornate French Renaissance theater has been transformed into a vision of feminine self-love.
By Mara Siegler and Oli Coleman. Lentz — who founded the American wing of the superchurch, which began in Australia — was fired in November after it was revealed that he had cheated on his wife this year. Read Next.