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Justin Bieber Baptized in New York City

Carrie Dedrick | Monday, June 9, 2014

Justin Bieber Baptized in New York City

Popstar Justin Bieber was baptized in New York City over the weekend reports The Christian Post. The Canadian-born singer reportedly sought out a church to perform the baptism without gleaning media attention, but was discovered. 

Pastor Carl Lentz of the New York Hillsong church baptized Bieber in a bathtub. 

The baptism followed the recent leaking of videos featuring 15-year-old Bieber telling racist jokes; The singer is now 20. 

Fellow performer Usher originally introduced Bieber to the American entertainment industry. On Instagram he wrote, “As I have watched Justin Bieber navigate difficult waters as a young man, I can tell you that he hasn’t always chosen the path of his greatest potential, but he is unequivocally not a racist. What he was 5 years ago was a naive child who did not understand the negative power and degradation that comes from playing with racist slurs.”

“What he is now is a young man faced with an opportunity to become his best self, an example to the millions of kids that follow him to not make the same mistakes.”