Dear Flatirons Church: "Biblical Authority" is Not a Policy
Saying your church relies on "Biblical Authority" doesn't say anything about who can participate in your church.
We examine the LGBTQ and Women in Leadership policies of Vous Church, led by Pastor Rich Wilkerson Jr. It's located in Miami, Florida, where Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Justin Bieber and many others attend. Wilkerson Jr. officiated Kanye West’s and Kim Kardashian’s wedding in Florence, Italy; Wilkerson Jr. and his wife, DawnCheré, now have a Reality TV show hosted by Oxygen.
Hillsong Church released a statement in regards to the attention they've received in the media, stating that they welcome all people. However, their statement, like their LGBTQ policies, is vague and unclear.
A guide to navigating the policies of the popular, celebrity attended, Zoe Church LA. Here's what we found about the church that Justin Bieber, Ashley Benson, Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver attend. It is led by Chad Veach.
A guide to LGBTQ and Women in Leadership policies of Celebrity Churches -- Hillsong, Zoe, Vous, Churchome -- by Church Clarity.
A guide to the LGBTQ and Women in Leadership policies of Hillsong NYC, which is attended by several celebrities: Justin Bieber, Kevin Durant, Kylie and Kendall Jenner, Nick Jonas, and Selena Gomez. It is led by Pastor Carl Lentz.
Press Release: Church Clarity scores Outreach Magazine's 100 Largest Churches in America for how clearly they communicate their Women in Leadership policies.
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He told me they didn’t want me in a room full of teen boys. It made me feel like garbage because he implied that “my sin,” as opposed to his, made me a sexual predator who was dangerous to kids.
When conversing with your pastor, they may be talented in talking around the questions you may have about church policy. However, the more specific you can be, the closer to clarity you can get.
Erica Ferguson was a faithful attendee of Passion City Church. She was excited about joining a community that welcomed all of who she was, including her LGBTQ+ identity. However, when she sought to be baptized, the ambiguity of policies for LGBTQ+ participation created a complicated cloud of hearsay and unnecessary personal devastation.