Friends of Carl Lentz Say He is ‘Embarrassed and Unreachable’

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After being fired from Hillsong Church over his marital infidelityCarl Lentz is reportedly laying very low.

The disgraced pastor is “embarrassed and unreachable,” according to a source who spoke with Page Six, “It’s like he’s gone into hiding.” They continued, “He’s not returning anyone’s phone calls. Friends have been trying to encourage him to hire someone to navigate this situation, but he’s not responding.” After Lentz was let go from his religious post, he revealed the reason why on Instagram, writing, “I was unfaithful in my marriage, the most important relationship in my life and held accountable for that.” His firing also prompted Hillsong to “conduct an in-depth review and investigation into all concerns and any wider cultural issues” in the New York branch Lentz previously oversaw.

And apparently, it’s not just the megachurch that’s distancing itself from Lentz—it’s also his former A-list celebrity parishioners. A second source explained, “[Justin Bieber] quit going and it was pretty abrupt. He separated from the church a while ago. They used him. They were opportunistic leaches. Carl ‘Hipster too cool for school’ is a total used car salesman type of guy.” That would explain why both the pop star and his wife, Hailey Bieberunfollowed Lentz on Instagram last week. The first source also suggested that the split was due to more than simply feeling used, Bieber also felt the pastor was hijacking his entire lifestyle.

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SOURCE: Vanity Fair, Emily Kirkpatrick

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