Brian Houston charged with concealment of child sex offences

 
  Greensleeves Chief Commissioner

Location: If it isn't obvious by now, it should be.
Hillsong founder Brian Houston has been charged with allegedly concealing information about child sexual abuse following a two-year investigation.

Sources close to the investigation have revealed Mr Houston, 67, is accused of failing to report the historic alleged abuse of a young male by his late father — Frank Houston.

  • Mr Houston is accused of failing to report alleged abuse by his father
  • The evangelist has been based in the United States for several months
  • He has been ordered to attend a Sydney court on October 5
Crime reporter Mark Reddie


https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-05/hillsong-founder-brian-houston-charged/100353834

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  Carnot Minister for Railways

Further important facts about the case with embedded links.  And it should be noted Brian is returning to Australia:
https://www.eternitynews.com.au/australia/brian-houston-charged-with-concealing-sex-offences/
  james.au Minister for Railways

Location: Sydney, NSW
Not what Morrison wants in the lead up to an election I am sure.

Though could work for him if he is martyred.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Not what Morrison wants in the lead up to an election I am sure.
"james.au"
One guess - who'll be first cab off the rank with a character reference?
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
No surprises. The man is a false-prophet. An odious, self agrandising charlatan. Hell fires will be singeing his wispy beard before he knows it.
  doyle Chief Commissioner

I thought you were talking about the PM
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Yes, him too. Change the last sentence to 'hell fires will be turning his clean shaven face to pork crackling before he knows it'. Both are awful creatures.
  freightgate Minister for Railways

Location: Albury, New South Wales
This guy is a grub and how well connected to Scott Morrison is this guy ?
  Gman_86 Chief Commissioner

Location: Melton, where the sparks dare not roam!
Well enough for the marketing man to push for Houston to get a seat at a dinner with Trump. The Americans still disallowed it.

Human excrement really likes its own type as company.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Perhaps the NSW police Minister has just prejudiced the trial given his comments today. Odd.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

This guy is a grub and how well connected to Scott Morrison is this guy ?
freightgate
Morrison, referred to him in his maiden speech to parliament.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Probably only a loose connection fwiw.  Brian H was an influential and prominent leader in the AoG church scene before Hillsong became a seperate international denomination.  

ScoMo has never been a member of Hillsong Baulkham Hills or any of their other sites Brian pastored, despite the conspiracy theories circulating.  Think of it as saying Rev Tim Costello was an influence on your thinking but you were a member of a suburban Baptist church, not Collins St Baptist in Melb.

As for Brian - probably doesn't help that he aligned himself with the prosperity heresy a few years back (even though he largely disavows that today) and appears to live a mostly luxurious/elite lifestyle.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Probably only a loose connection fwiw.  Brian H was an influential and prominent leader in the AoG church scene before Hillsong became a seperate international denomination.  

ScoMo has never been a member of Hillsong Baulkham Hills or any of their other sites Brian pastored, despite the conspiracy theories circulating.  Think of it as saying Rev Tim Costello was an influence on your thinking but you were a member of a suburban Baptist church, not Collins St Baptist in Melb.

As for Brian - probably doesn't help that he aligned himself with the prosperity heresy a few years back (even though he largely disavows that today) and appears to live a mostly luxurious/elite lifestyle.
Carnot
Your definition of loose connection and mine are poles apart.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
Very drôle Michael. But I must disagree here, I found Carnot's comments to be enlightening, reasonable and with a conclusion of sense. I feel agreement and heightened awareness.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Probably only a loose connection fwiw.  Brian H was an influential and prominent leader in the AoG church scene before Hillsong became a seperate international denomination.   ScoMo has never been a member of Hillsong Baulkham Hills or any of their other sites Brian pastored, despite the conspiracy theories circulating.  Think of it as saying Rev Tim Costello was an influence on your thinking but you were a member of a suburban Baptist church, not Collins St Baptist in Melb. As for Brian - probably doesn't help that he aligned himself with the prosperity heresy a few years back (even though he largely disavows that today) and appears to live a mostly luxurious/elite lifestyle.
"Carnot"

As Prime Minister, you try and get someone with whom you have a "loose connection" to dinner with the President of the United States? Wow; what would you do for a close friend?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Probably only a loose connection fwiw.
Carnot
Quite the opposite.

Despite not being a Member of a Hillsong congregation, Morrison has had a very long and close association with Brian Houston and considers Houston to be a significant pastor and mentor to him.

Unlike the desperate efforts of Paedophile Trump to dissociate from his close friend Jeffrey Epstein when their association became embarrassing, Morrison's association with Houston is permanently recorded in Hansard:

Growing up in a Christian home, I made a commitment to my faith at an early age and have been greatly assisted by the pastoral work of many dedicated church leaders, in particular the Reverend Ray Green and pastors Brian Houston and Leigh Coleman.
(House of Representatives 14-02-2008)
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
So it seems anybody who argued that, let's say, Ms, Snooty Swedish Teenager Thingberg should get the Nobel PeaCe pies, must be great mates, suspiciously great mates, with her, not just somebody heavily influenced by her claptrap .
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

So it seems anybody who argued that, let's say, Ms, Snooty Swedish Teenager Thingberg should get the Nobel PeaCe pies, must be great mates, suspiciously great mates, with her, not just somebody heavily influenced by her claptrap .
billybaxter
Mind posting this in intelligible English?

Thanks.
  billybaxter Chief Commissioner

Location: Bosnia Park, Fairfield
What is 'mind posting'? If Trump is a pedaerist because he met Epstein, then you must think half the Victorian posters here are very suspect of that very abberation. There has been a bit of a history of child-love there. The NSW tram scene must be suspect in your eyes too. I would never make that assumption, but it seems you would. Admiring somebody and being happy to talk about it does not equal conspiration, consorting or collaboration. I dislike P.M. Morrison and have an intense lack of respect for that Houston man, but I'm not convinced they spend their night's scheming criminal compliance.
  Carnot Minister for Railways

Incidentally, a lot of the myths surrounding Houston are manufactured by people with malicious political agendas and a misunderstanding of the way influence is projected (more by concepts and motivational talks), and leadership asserted (empowerment of others and delegation) in Pentecostal megachurches.  

Brian Houston is not like your local Parish Priest who knows everyone in the congregation on a first name basis.  Think of him more as a talkshow host and motivational speaker with a large audience who heads an organisation with high brand value and sometimes vague governance.  And that has its own set of problems at times.
  Valvegear Oliver Bullied, CME

Location: Richmond Vic
Admiring somebody and being happy to talk about it does not equal conspiration, consorting or collaboration. I dislike P.M. Morrison and have an intense lack of respect for that Houston man, but I'm not convinced they spend their night's scheming criminal compliance.
"billybaxter"
I don't think anyone has any suggestion that they did. The only issue as far as I can see is whether or not they were close friends. I also don't like either man, but that doesn't make them crooks.
  michaelgm Chief Commissioner

Loose connection? I Could only stomach 3 minutes.



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