(Charisma) – Hillsong Church issued a statement Thursday afternoon, Feb. 14, clarifying its position on same-sex attraction and its welcoming of LGBT attendees. The statement emphasizes that Hillsong Church “loves all people,” following critical comments made against the denomination over the last week. Hillsong’s full statement reads: We would like to clarify and correct the following misinformation that has appeared in several media outlets recently:

Hillsong Church does not preach against anyone or any group; we are not “anti-anyone.” We are an inclusive Christian church that loves, values and welcomes all people, regardless of their background, ethnicity, beliefs, values or personal identity. We are also a church that adheres to mainstream biblical values shared by the overwhelming majority of evangelical Christian churches around the world, and millions of Christians across the USA. READ MORE

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