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Brian Houston: ‘Kissing’ Post Was a ‘Deliberate Attempt To Embarrass and Discredit’

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Former Hillsong pastor Brian Houston says that someone was trying to discredit him, and that is why the post, “Ladies and girls kissing,” appeared on his X (formerly Twitter) account. On Feb. 25, Houston said that this explanation will be his final one on the matter.

“Final comment: A number of people have had access to my social media accounts,” he said. “We have concluded that someone known to me posted an unauthorized tweet in a deliberate attempt to embarrass and discredit me. Password now changed.”

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On the night of Feb. 20, the words “Ladies and girls kissing” were posted to Houston’s X account. The post was subsequently deleted. “I think my Twitter may have been hacked,” Houston posted several minutes later. 

However, many people suggested that Houston had been attempting a Google search but had mistakenly posted to social media instead. The next day, Houston shared a post from someone named Yolanda, who said she was his assistant.

“Thank you for your concern, Ps Brian’s assistant here! Rest assured we are working on discovering how Ps Brian was hacked,” she wrote. “Our team has ascertained that someone logged into his account from a location within the USA. We’ve changed his password so here’s hoping they no longer have access.”

“Please disregard anything that seems out of the normal,” her post concluded. “For your safety remember Pastor Brian does not contact anyone privately. Thank you!” 

About 20 minutes after his “final comment,” Houston posted Proverbs 19:28: “An unprincipled witness desecrates justice; the mouths of the wicked spew malice.”

After several tumultuous years in which Houston resigned as global senior pastor of Hillsong Church (which he and his wife, Bobbie, founded), pleaded guilty to a DUI in California, and was cleared of charges that he concealed his father’s sexual abuse, Brian and Bobbie Houston are once more diving into ministry.

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