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Laura Lentz Addresses ‘Women Hating on Women’: ‘Let’s Do Better’

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Laura Lentz, wife of former Hillsong East Coast pastor Carl Lentz, took to Instagram this week to dish out some advice to other women, naming in particular pastors’ wives and female church leaders. 

“MEAN COMMENTS ON OTHER WOMENS [sic] POSTS ARE NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANYONE,” said Laura Lentz in a post she said was originally published to her stories. “All it does [is] make you look like a mean, judgmental, jealous, bitter, foul hearted person!”

In the caption of her post, she commented, “I must’ve really hit a nerve yesterday with my stories… never had such a response on women hating on women! so i thought i’d [sic] share it here. Also, block and delete is my fave thing to do!”

 

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Laura Lentz Asks Pastors’ Wives Not To Judge

Laura Lentz is married to Carl Lentz, who was fired from Hillsong East Coast in November 2020 for “moral failures.” Shortly after the news was announced, the pastor publicly said he took “full responsibility” and that he had been “unfaithful in my marriage.” 

In December 2020, The Daily Mail reported on a leaked call in which Hillsong’s then-global senior pastor, Brian Houston, implied Carl had more than one affair and said he was guilty of “general narcissistic behavior. Manipulating, mistreating people. Breaches of trust. Constantly lying.”

Houston is himself no longer with Hillsong following a series of events, including the revelation of past inappropriate behavior toward two women, as well as substance abuse.  

RELATED: Brian Houston Denies Substance Abuse Led to Resignation From Hillsong, Reveals Now Defunct Succession Plan

Houston has also been charged with concealing child sex abuse perpetrated by his father, Frank Houston, and in December 2022 testified as the lone witness in his defense. According to Houston’s wife, Bobbie, the next court proceedings in the trial will take place in June. 

Controversy surrounding Lentz and Hillsong has continued to dominate the headlines even after Lentz’s firing. In May 2021, Leona Kimes, who was a co-pastor of Hillsong Boston at the time and who was once a nanny for Carl and Laura Lentz, claimed that Carl had subjected her to “bullying, abuse of power and sexual abuse” while she worked for the couple. The Lentzes categorically denied the allegations via a spokesperson. 

In April 2022, an investigation into Hillsong East Coast published findings of abuse and misconduct. Laura Lentz posted on Instagram at the time of the report, alluding to “lies, accusations and hypocritical scapegoating.”