"Hillsong Church welcomes ALL people but does not affirm all lifestyles. Put clearly, we do not affirm a gay lifestyle and because of this we do not knowingly have actively gay people in positions of leadership, either paid or unpaid. I recognise this one statement alone is upsetting to people on both sides of this discussion, which points to the complexity of the issue for churches all over the world."
Were they referring to wild sex parties that the heteronormative media seems to consider are the 'norms for the LGBT community'?
Is it when those who identify as LGBT+ go out in the street wearing nothing more than a thong, albeit rainbow coloured?
Perhaps as @JandJDad tweeted...
I fear that the Church has to confront the situation with love and action.
Love, in 'welcoming all to the table'; and action, demonstrably showing that the love goes on beyond the door of the Church.
My poem to the Church