Hillsong chief's daughter issues scathing message after megachurch's wild youth ...

Hillsong chief's daughter issues scathing message after megachurch's wild youth ...
Hillsong chief's daughter issues scathing message after megachurch's wild youth ...

The daughter of Hillsong founder Brian Houston has attacked media outlets and urged followers to 'turn off the news' after the religious group's wild youth party caused outrage across Australia.

Laura Toggs, one of Houston's two children, is a pastor of Hillsong's 'youth ministry' with her husband, Peter.

She and her husband are believed to be key organisers of the recent youth camp at Newcastle, NSW where hundreds of attendees were captured on video singing and dancing without wearing masks inside a large tent while a band performed onstage.

The vision sparked a huge national backlash, the camp taking place days after changes to public health orders took effect which banned singing and dancing at music festivals and forcing the cancellation of other outdoor music events.

Hillsong Church later apologised for 'the 'perception that we were not playing our part to keep NSW safe ... we sincerely apologise to the community at large.'  

Laura Toggs (left) pictured with her father, Hillsong found Brian Houston (right)

Laura Toggs (left) pictured with her father, Hillsong found Brian Houston (right)

Ms Toggs with her mother Bobbi. She has accused the NSW government of changing Covid rules for the Hillsong youth camp after 'media pressure'

Ms Toggs with her mother Bobbi. She has accused the NSW government of changing Covid rules for the Hillsong youth camp after 'media pressure'

However, Ms Toggs took to Instagram to slam the media in the wake of the controversy.

'I have watched the media willingly disregard any fairness for the sake of click-bait and to suit whatever profit they make off their agendas,' she wrote.

She labelled media coverage as 'disgusting', 'horrible', 'immoral' and 'low'.

'It's destroying peoples' lives one cheap headline at a time,' she claimed.

'And it's heartbreaking to watch people believe the lies.' 

Ms Toggs told followers that if they wanted to fill their minds with junk 'then go ahead and buy into whatever s*** they spoon feed you'.

'But if you want truth to frame your heart and soul and mind, let the Bible be your source of wisdom and truth and guidance.'   

Hillsong Youth shared a series of videos showing its teenage followers partying to religious-themed pop music at a youth summer camp on January 12

Hillsong Youth shared a series of videos showing its teenage followers partying to religious-themed pop music at a youth summer camp on January 12

Ms Toggs also posted a video addressing the camp party incident, telling followers she was 'mad'.

'I'm mad at the media reports that made our youth camps not only a national disgrace but an international new story.'

Ms Toggs accused journalists of trespassing 'on our private property' to surreptitiously film teenagers at the Hillsong camp and that they had 'shamed' children on national prime-time news broadcasts.

She also said the government had changed the rules on the organisation due to 'media pressure'.

'There is a clear agenda to drag Hillsong through the mud and to destroy our name,' Ms Toggs claimed.

Laura Toggs posted an Instagram story in Monday in which she said she was unaware the NSW government had changed Covid rules for singing and dancing while she organised the Hillsong summer youth camp which drew headlines for breaching the public health rules

Laura Toggs posted an Instagram story in Monday in which she said she was unaware the NSW government had changed Covid rules for singing and dancing while she organised the Hillsong summer youth camp which drew headlines for breaching the public health rules

The Instagram post by Ms Toggs attacking media coverage of the summer camp controversy

The Instagram post by Ms Toggs attacking media coverage of the summer camp controversy

She said she was unaware the rules for festivals had changed due to the fact she was organising the camp at the time and would have been more sensitive to ' the singing' had she known. 

'I hope that the music industry can rally their

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