Following his resignation this spring, disgraced Hillsong co-founder Brian Houston has reemerged at an evangelical megachurch—sharing a message that decries “cancel culture” and “social media trolls.”
Preaching at Seattle-area multi-site church Christian Faith Center, in a sermon entitled “A Legacy That Outlasts You,” Houston indirectly addressed the multiple scandals he and his former church are facing.
“Understand, yes, I might dent my legacy,” said Houston. “But that’s not the same as totaling my legacy—being written off . . . The heart of God never cancels people, never writes people off.”
At one point, Houston told a story from his teen years of totaling a vehicle that “was written off,” using that as an analogy.
“People will write people off,” he said. “People are harder on people than God is, by far. Cancel culture will write you off. Maybe social media trolls, if you get any of them—because I get none—they might write you off. But…