Megachurch Pastor Carl Lentz Facing Major Backlash Over Latest Tweets: ‘Saddening’

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January 12, 2019Jan 12, 2019

Pastor Carl Lentz is famously known as the lead pastor of Hillsong Church NYC — a megachurch based out of New York City with prime Christian celebrities like Justin Bieber, Hailey Baldwin, and Selena Gomez. Lentz has been deemed “controversial” in recent days after his comments on abortion and being photographed drinking alcohol with church member Justin Bieber.

Lentz found himself in the middle of another controversial conversation over the weekend after posting a series of tweets, noting the need for a shift in culture. His 7-tweet message sparked major backlash from some of his followers. Read his tweets below:

Shortly after posting his tweets, Lentz participated in a social media firestorm. He responded to many critics who — in Lentz’ opinion — failed to understand the purpose of his message.

One Twitter user even called Lentz’ message “saddening.” Lentz responded in hopes of clarifying that his message was simply meant to “[encourage] people to not speak ill of others and cast reckless judgement.”

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