We are very lucky that the Hillsong documentary from Warner Bros was pulled.
We’ve observed how Brian Houston rewrites Hillsong’s history in his books and sermons to make their movement look flawless. That is why even in articles like the one below people have difficulty getting their facts straight on Hillsong’s questionable past. We have not seen Hillsong to this date ever give people their true history.
Considering therefore how Hillsong’s leaders play loose with the truth regarding the history of their church, it would be hard for Warner Bros to present an honest portrayal of the Hillsong Church and it’s musical successes without some form of backlash.
Hillsong Documentary No Longer On The Cards For Warner Bros
An impending documentary about Christian mega-church Hillsong and its ubiquitous musical arm, Hillsong United, has been dropped from the release schedule of production house Warner Bros, it has been reported.
According to Variety, the planned flick, directed by Michael John Warren and titled Hillsong: Let Hope Rise, was due for release on Wednesday, 1 April (ahead of the all-important Easter weekend), a date it has apparently had booked since July last year.
Neither the studio nor film rights-holders Alcon Entertainment have issued a statement in response to the move.
Hillsong was founded in 1983 by Brian and Bobbie Houston, and is presently led by the couple’s son, Joel. It has, in its lifetime, grown into a worldwide collective boasting 12 locations and weekly attendance rates somewhere in the vicinity of 100,000 people total.
It’s not all been miracles and unlimited fish for Hillsong of late, though — Brian Houston made headlines last year after allegedly failing to report child sex abuse committed by his late father, Frank, which consequently led royal commission senior counsel to advise that he “should be referred to police for investigation” in late December. However, it should be noted that consequently no charges have been filed, and there is no official indication the issue influenced Warner Bros’ decision or that it is in any way connected.
Source: Hillsong Documentary No Longer On The Cards For Warner Bros, http://themusic.com.au/news/all/2015/01/15/hillsong-documentary-no-longer-on-the-cards-for-warner-bros/, 15/01/2015. (Accessed 16/01/2015.)
On less serious news, people currently appear to be more obsessed with Mr Sparkle then Hillsong. At least Mr Sparkle is more memorable than a Brian Houston sermon and has at least seared Galatians 5:1 into peoples hearts and minds.