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Hillsong co-founder’s surprising intercourse recommendation guide unearthed



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A lot for “judging not so that you will not be judged.” 

As pastors depart en mass and former members proceed to return ahead with abuse allegations towards megachurch Hillsong, co-founder Bobbie Houston’s 2003 audiobook, “Kingdom Ladies Love Intercourse,” has come underneath recent scrutiny, as have her and the church’s allegedly entrenched sexist and homophobic beliefs.

Within the unearthed intercourse recommendation information, Houston additionally invokes a slur towards the developmentally disabled in describing how girls must be bodily match to draw males.

“If I carry weight I really feel like a r – – ard,” she mentioned in regard to her personal beliefs relating to the best weight and health.

“How are you going to do something to shock your man once you want a hydraulic crane simply to show over in mattress?” the Pentecostal pastor, 63, asks on the three-CD field set. 

Neither Hillsong nor Bobbie responded to The Submit’s requests for remark.

Houston, who began the Australia-based establishment together with her husband in 1983, then recommends girls, “Have cosmetic surgery if it makes you are feeling higher and it’s for the best causes. And ladies, pelvic flooring train — are you able to consider I’m saying this? You understand, I’ve heard that orgasm just isn’t as sturdy if you’re actually sloppy in that space.” 

Good Christian girls are sexually alluring, she goes on, commanding these with a nasty chunk to get dental work executed within the identify of the Lord. 

“With regards to private hygiene and upkeep works, for instance, get your tooth mounted, a mouth is meant to be very fascinating,” she says. “We should be good at intercourse ourselves in order that if the world occurs to return knocking we will inform the story of God in our lives.” 

God-fearing girls may even keep a youthful look nicely into their sundown years, irrespective of the associated fee, she preaches. 

“Reduce the adverse of growing older, growing older does unusual issues to us. It discolors your tooth. Issues sag once you become older,” she proclaims on the out-of-print tape. “Again ache. Plumbing bits. OK, get them mounted, get healed, or go to a health care provider, I’m not joking.” 

Her husband, Hillsong senior pastor Brian Houston, and her “have an ideal marriage and an ideal intercourse life,” she says.

Brian — who in a single 2018 interview mentioned “the entire concept of a prosperity gospel is such a loopy concept,” and “I don’t see myself as a prosperity preacher,” — has additionally written quite a lot of titles, together with the 2000 guide “You Want Extra Cash.” He reportedly has a web value of $12 million. 

Following public outcry upon its launch, “Kingdom Ladies Love Intercourse,” was renamed “She Loves and Values Her Sexuality,” Hillsong critic Tanya Levin wrote in her 2007 guide “Individuals in Glass Homes: An Insider’s Story of a Life In and Out of Hillsong.” 

Bobbie’s sermons and different books (together with the 2008 e-book “I’ll Have What She’s Having”) additionally emphasize girls’s have to undergo males and be “gorgeously obtainable for Jesus’s military,” wrote Australian tutorial Marion Maddox in a 2013 article within the Journal of Feminist Research in Faith. 

Bobbie’s phrases solely apply to straight {couples} as, “Hillsong calls for obligatory heterosexuality,” Maddox wrote, claiming that “The church has run programs to ‘treatment’ homosexuals; lesbian inclinations have been ‘handled’ within the Hillsong-aligned Mercy Ministries; and Hillsong frequently hosts visitor audio system from the worldwide ‘ex-gay’ motion.”

Former Hillsong member Ian Keith claims he witnessed the Australia-based church’s deep-rooted homophobia.
Courtesy Ian Keith

Throughout Ian Keith’s time as a Hillsong member from late 2011 to early 2015, he instructed The Submit he witnessed the Australia-based church’s deep-rooted homophobia, which management would typically “write off as Australian humor.” 

“A whole lot of it they’d do not directly from the pulpit,” Keith, 27, instructed The Submit. “I’ll all the time bear in mind strolling out of the service the place Brian Houston instructed a narrative about [his son and daughter-in-law] Joel and Esther’s relationship, and he was like, ‘it will be the largest disgrace if my son was a gay,’ nonchalantly in entrance of hundreds of individuals.” 

In one other occasion, Keith claims he was publicly eviscerated for being homosexual, unprovoked, by John Termini, 38, who Keith describes as being “crass, disingenuous,” and, on the time, adulterous celeb pastor Carl Lentz’s “right-hand man.” 

Neither Termini nor Hillsong instantly returned The Submit’s request for remark. 

“He got here out of St. Balmain’s,” a Williamsburg espresso store owned by Hillsong pastor Kane Keatinge, “and began yelling at me about, ‘You make it such a giant deal that you simply’re homosexual.’ This went on for a pair minutes.” 

On the time, Keith says, “I used to be 20, newly out, and nonetheless figuring issues out.”

John Termini, who Ian Keith alleges as soon as publicly yelled at him for making “such a giant deal that you simply’re homosexual.”

He left Hillsong shortly after Houston’s sermon. “I by no means actually wished to listen to his voice once more,” he mentioned. 

Keith, who’s at the moment a full-time seminary scholar, has no religion the present inside investigation can repair the issues at Hillsong.

“I don’t assume something will change till it turns into a problem with Brian and Bobbie — I believe they’re the primo motive it’s so horrible,” he mentioned.

“I don’t ever need to be a part of an area like that once more,” he went on. “Hillsong taught me precisely what I don’t need to be.” 


Madison LeCroy shares pictures of texts amid Jay Cutler drama




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Madison LeCroy posts a photo of herself with Jay Cutler.
Madison LeCroy posts a photograph of herself with Jay Cutler.

Madison LeCroy isn’t backing down.

On Sunday, the “Southern Allure” star spoke out on her Instagram story, two days after exes Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler known as out “customers” in a now-viral social media submit. Followers on-line speculated the previous couple’s message was aimed toward LeCroy.

“Morning. Sure, so, it appears to be like to me like I’m going to should drop some receipts. Hate to try this,” LeCroy mentioned in a single story.

In two separate posts, LeCroy shared screenshots of a textual content dialog that gave the impression to be with Cutler, though it’s unclear when the exchanges came about. She additionally posted a photograph of herself with the previous NFL quarterback, 37.

Madison LeCroy shares screenshots of previous text exchanges.
Madison LeCroy shares screenshots of earlier textual content exchanges.

In a single message, LeCroy texted, “What had been you coming right here for? Trigger you didn’t inform me something.” She acquired, “To hang around with u,” as a response.

In one other textual content, LeCroy acknowledged: “Jay ive completed nothing however respect you and your privateness,” and, “I respect you and I respect your loved ones and I might by no means say something to jeopardize you and your loved ones.”

LeCroy additionally wrote, “I’m disgusted by this complete scenario. You reached out to me… Your intentions might not have been pure however that could be you projecting. I’ve by no means mentioned something about Kristin nor would I. I got here into this actually with good intentions. I would like no a part of being concerned in a payback or drama. However you initiated and pursued.”

She additionally captioned her Instagram story, “I stored my mouth shut till I get known as a liar…”

Madison LeCroy shares screenshots of previous text exchanges.
Madison LeCroy shares screenshots of earlier textual content exchanges.

Over the weekend, Cavallari, 34, and Cutler despatched the web right into a tailspin after they posted similar pictures and messages to Instagram. The 2, who introduced their divorce in April 2020, wrote: “The world is filled with customers. 10 years. Can’t break that.”

Whereas some followers cheered for a reunion within the feedback’ part, others contemplated if the caption was focused at LeCroy, whose Instagram Dwell from a earlier evening raised eyebrows.

LeCroy, who beforehand dated her “Southern Allure” co-star Austen Kroll, is alleged to have poked enjoyable at a dance video Cavallari made with Kroll, 33, in December. That month, the “Very Cavallari” alum additionally shot down rumors that she and Kroll had been an merchandise.

Earlier this month, LeCroy was requested by Andy Cohen throughout an look on Bravo’s “Watch What Occurs Dwell” if she tuned in to Kroll and Cavallari’s hangout.

“I used to be busy having my very own journey, however no, I didn’t,” she replied.

When Cohen responded, “an journey of the Jay Cutler form,” LeCroy acknowledged: “I’m not kissing and telling, so.”

A rep for Cutler didn’t instantly return our request for remark.

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Mike ‘The State of affairs’ Sorrentino celebrates 5 years of sobriety




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Mike “The State of affairs” Sorrentino revealed Friday that he just lately celebrated 5 years of sobriety.

Taking to Instagram, the “Jersey Shore” star stated he reached the five-year milestone in December, calling it “one in every of [his] proudest moments.”

“BDS has been via some conditions in life, dependancy being one in every of them. I’ve grown lots as a person, overcome a variety of obstacles, and one in every of my proudest moments to this point has been celebrating 5 years of steady sobriety this previous December,” Sorrentino wrote.

Sorrentino, 38, who has been candid about his previous prescription drug abuse, stated Friday he hopes that by talking out about his journey he will help others.

“I share my journey of dependancy, as a result of it’s so vital to interrupt the stigma of dependancy. Individuals are struggling on the market as a result of they’re afraid to talk out about needing assist. If I will help only one individual discover their voice, I do know it was all value it!” the MTV character shared.

Sorrentino additionally supplied the contact data of his remedy specialists.

“In the event you or somebody you already know are combating dependancy or psychological well being points, don’t be afraid to ask for assist. If I can do that I do know you’ll be able to too!” he concluded.

Sorrentino is looking forward to his subsequent chapter as a first-time father. In December, he and spouse Lauren introduced they’re anticipating a child boy within the spring.

The couple has been married since 2018.

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Larry King’s magnificent seven — his ex-wives




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Larry King, who died Saturday on the age of 87, was recognized virtually as a lot for his a number of marriages and divorces as he was for being an icon of broadcasting. He was married eight instances to seven completely different girls. He was solely 18 the primary time. One was a math instructor, one other a Playboy bunny. He as soon as mentioned he by no means cheated on any of them, although a few of his exes disagreed — and not less than one stepped out on him a number of instances herself.

“I received married loads,” he as soon as mentioned. “However in my head, I’m not a marrying man. After I grew up, no person lived collectively. If you happen to fell in love, you bought married. And so I married those that I cherished. However what I cherished at 20 shouldn’t be what I cherished at 30, and what I cherished at 30 shouldn’t be what I cherished at 40.”

Shawn Southwick

(married 1997; separated 2019)

King’s longest marriage was additionally his final — and the one one which lasted. Although King filed for divorce from Southwick, 61, in 2019, they had been reportedly nonetheless married on the time of King’s demise. They’ve two sons, Probability, 21, and Cannon, 20.

The 2 married in a hospital room in 1997 simply earlier than he underwent surgical procedure to clear a blocked blood vessel. Southwick, a present biz vet with a background in appearing and singing on TV exhibits within the 1970s and ’80s, was the daughter of a longtime music supervisor.

Although the wedding was rocky, due partially to their 26-year age distinction and Southwick’s rumored infidelity (together with a reported dalliance along with her son’s baseball coach), Southwick appeared devastated when she realized King had filed for divorce. “I used to be crushed, I had no concept that this was coming, it damage yeah. I used to be completely blindsided.”

Larry King and Shawn Southwick at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in West Hollywood, California in 2006.
Larry King and Shawn Southwick on the Self-importance Truthful Oscar Get together in West Hollywood, California, in 2006.

Julie Alexander

(married 1989; divorced 1992)

King met businesswoman Julie Alexander and fell head over heels. He married her later that 12 months in Washington, D.C. Nevertheless it was over virtually as quick because it started. They separated in 1990 and divorced two years later. Alexander informed “Inside Version” in 2010 that she suspected King had cheated on her.

Larry King and his sixth wife Julie Alexander in 1990.
Larry King and his sixth spouse Julie Alexander in 1990.
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Sharon Lepore

(married 1976; divorced 1983)

Lepore, a former math instructor and TV manufacturing assistant, was amongst King’s lowest-profile wives. It was King’s second-longest marriage but in addition essentially the most non-public. They had been each mum on why they divorced.

Larry King and Sharon Lepore in 1989.
Larry King and Sharon Lepore in 1989.
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Mickey Sutphin

(married 1963; divorced 1967)

The 2 reportedly met whereas working at a radio station in Miami and had a daughter, Kelly, who apparently was adopted by Sutphin’s second husband.

Alene Akins

(married 1961; divorced 1963. Remarried 1967; divorced 1972)

A former Playboy Bunny, Akins married King twice — together with his marriage to Mickey Sutphin in between. That they had a daughter, Chaia, and King adopted her son, Andy. Akins died in 2017, and King known as her a “grand woman” in a tweet. Each Chaia, then 51, and Andy, then 65, died in 2020. Chaia died from lung most cancers and Andy from a coronary heart assault.

Larry King and Alene Akins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Larry King and Alene Akins in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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Annette Kaye

(married 1961; divorced 1961)

Their marriage lasted only one 12 months however produced a son, Larry Jr., now 59. Larry King Jr. was in his 30s when he met his father. Kaye informed King about their shared baby in 1994 when she was dying of lung most cancers.

Freda Miller

(married 1952; annulled 1953)

King married his highschool sweetheart Freda Miller when he was solely 18. The wedding was annulled, apparently at her mother and father’ request as a result of they didn’t approve of the union.

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