Hollywood Actor Joshua Bassett separates himself from a megachurch located in the US, he stated that he does not endorse the entire policy of the church.
Joshua Bassett revealed in a conversation that he was baptised in Bethel church at a time when he visited the megachurch. However, he said he does not endorse the policies and beliefs of the church in response to criticism as a result of his baptism there.
In a comment on his post on social media, a follower responded saying, “Hey josh this church promotes conversion therapy and is extremely questionable. Happy for you for finding something you believe in but please do more research. Your queer fans are counting on you to promote the right ideals here.”
Bassett himself identifies as being part of the LGBTQ+ community. In a response to the critic, he said: “I visited this church and happened to get baptised here. I was unaware of some of their policies and beliefs, and do not endorse all of them. My heart is for Christ and Christ alone!”
Over time Bethel church had gotten a lot of criticism as a result of their known method of worship music and supernatural ministry, as well as their traditional Biblical doctrines on several issues.
In a conversation with the Christian Post, Bethel church worship leaders Brian and Jenn Johnson shared how they had dealt with criticism especially online. They said; “With YouTube, they take a five-minute snippet, something that’s a thought, a question from a leader, he’s processing on stage. Then people just go, ‘They believe this!’,” they said. “No, he’s posing a question, and in the last 15 minutes is him answering that. So, it’s like the sound bites.
“The truth is, yeah, there’s some stuff that’s crazy. Crazy people come to our church, yeah, it’s true. But everyone’s in a process; everyone’s on a journey.”