CN Morning Rundown: Police Allege Hillsong Founder Concealed Child Sex Abuse

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Police Allege Hillsong Founder Concealed Child Sex Abuse

The founder of the Sydney-based global Hillsong Church, Brian Houston, has been charged with concealing child sex offenses, police said Thursday.

Detectives served Houston's lawyers on Thursday with a notice for him to appear in a Sydney court on Oct. 5 for allegedly concealing a serious indictable offense, police said.

"Police will allege in court the man (Houston) knew information relating to the sexual abuse of a young male in the 1970s and failed to bring that information to the attention of police," police said.

New Film Horrifyingly Highlights Doctors Encouraging Children to Change Gender

The new film called Trans Mission: What's the Rush to Reassign Gender? sheds light on the issue of children with gender dysphoria and the rise in treating them with puberty blocking drugs and surgery.

The film also highlights the role medical professionals play in encouraging such practices.

"There are doctors in the U.S. who will go to work today and oversee the chemical castration of little boys, who will put 14-year-old girls into menopause and give troubled young girls cosmetic mastectomies," one woman says in the film.

Spirit-Filled Pastor: Do You Really Want God to Rend the Heavens?

Decades ago, Gordon Cove challenged readers when he wrote, "You have not sought the Lord with 'your whole heart' until you have tried a protracted season of prayer and fasting."

Could a lack of prayer and fasting be one of the hindrances to a spiritual awakening? Absolutely! Desperate times call for desperate measures. A full stomach makes seeking God difficult, prayer hard and worship challenging.

Cove continues, "In many cases, where fasting has been added to the prayers, along with deep consecration and weeping before God, the answer has miraculously come to hand." Fasting doesn't twist God's arm, but it does bend my knee. Fasting isn't a work; it's exchanging one appetite for a greater one.

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