Hillsong New York City Pastor Carl Lentz has blasted HBO’s Vice News for an interview he did with the media outlet earlier this month that he says was heavily cut and not presented honestly.
Speaking with World Religion News in an interview posted on Monday, Lentz said he’s “frustrated” by the Vice News interview and the way it was presented.
“They know better. They know that was not the full conversation,” Lentz said.
The Vice interview in question seemed to suggest that the megachurch pastor has had some interaction with the Trump’s administration.
“I’ve had some small moments,” Lentz said in the clip shown at the time. “I’ve done some White House stuff on the sly. I’ve been in rooms with people who make big decisions,” he added.
He told World Religion News that his point, which was taken out completely by Vice, is that it is his duty to pray for America’s leaders.
“Whether I agree or disagree I am going to pray for them passionately. That is my job as a Christian and then it devolved into ‘has he done anything’ and I told them lightly ‘I have been in some rooms’ I may be referring to the Prayer Breakfast or whatever in D.C. The conversational tone was so different and it was heavily edited,” Lentz positioned.
“But I was super annoyed. Even talking to Vice, I held out hope that they would be super honorable which is probably foolish,” he added.
As for how he would talk to political leaders if he got the chance, the pastor said he would speak with them the same way he does any other person.
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Source: Christian Post