A Tennessee worship leader and Christian recording artist Mackenzie Morgan took to Facebook this week to explain why she will no longer be supporting popular worship bands Hillsong Worship, Elevation Worship or Bethel Music, among others. Morgan called attention to the band's church's teachings, calling them "heretical."
Hillsong founder Brian Houston recently appeared on NBC Today to speak about former New York Pastor Carl Lentz, who was fired last November for "leadership" and "moral" issues. Houston also addressed the issues with celebrity culture at Hillsong, other recent scandals, and how the church needs to move forward.
Several Hillsong Church locations are facing hefty lawsuits. A Connecticut Hillsong Church location is facing a $100,000 lawsuit for reportedly failing to pay rent and removing electronic equipment from a venue. Meanwhile, Hillsong Church in Australia is facing a $20 million lawsuit in a seemingly botched real-estate venture.