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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 06:53 AM

Willow Creek pastor, board resign, amid Bill Hybels sex scandal

Source: USA Today

Board members and a new pastor at a Chicago-area megachurch are resigning, saying they mishandled sexual misconduct allegations aimed at the church’s founder.

Bill Hybels, 66, resigned from his position as pastor at Willow Creek Community Church in April after a series of sexual misconduct claims he described as “flat-out lies” became public. Wednesday, lead pastor Heather Larson announced her resignation and that of other church elders, who she said are sorry for not handling the allegations against Hybels properly.

"In recent days and weeks, it has become clear to me that this church needs a fresh start," said Larson. "The staff, this staff that I dearly love, they also need a clean running lane to heal, to build, to dream."

She read a statement to a full congregation during a meeting at the church’s South Barrington, Illinois, campus, where the news was met with applause and also protest with at least one person approaching the stage, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/09/willow-creek-pastor-board-resign-bill-hybels-sex-scandal/944310002/

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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:44 AM

1. hypocritical fucksticks....

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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 11:01 AM

2. Abuse scandal

Sex scandal implies he just had an affair or something.

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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 01:06 PM

3. Well, the best part about Christianity is that you can do whatever you want and still be a good

person! Your sins are absolved every Sunday when you go to church, so do whatever you want during the week, and then pray for forgiveness on Sunday.

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