Hillsong’s Brian Houston has stated that he believes in traditional marriage, despite recent rumors of the contrary. The megachurch pastor recently made headlines after refusing to directly state what the church’s position was on gay marriage.
According to Christian Today, Houston stated at a press conference last week that the issue of gay marriage was “too important for us to reduce [down to a] yes or no answer.”
Houston’s remarks sparked a New York TImes headline that read, “Megachurch Pastor Signals Shift in Tone on Gay Marriage.”
Houston has now clarified his position on the issue. In e-mail to the Christian Post, Houston wrote, “Nowhere in my answer did I diminish biblical truth or suggest that I or Hillsong Church supported gay marriage. I challenge people to read what I actually said, rather than what was reported that I said. My personal view on the subject of homosexuality would line up with most traditionally held Christian views. I believe the writings of Paul are clear on this subject."
Publication date: October 20, 2014