Early this morning, I posted an article (now removed) sent by a guest poster regarding the ongoing situation at The Bridge Fellowship. The article implicated a popular Christian country radio station, HLE.
After the article was published, I received an e-mail from Hunter Logan of HLE who said they (HLE) have never had any affiliation with The Bridge. Yikes! What had I done? This sent me on a wild goose chase this morning going over the information I had.
The Social Media Director for HLE, Brian Carpenter, is a member of The Bridge. While he does promote his church, The Bridge, from his social media sites (I verified this yesterday), I have been unable to make the conclusion that there is indeed a business relationship established with HLE and The Bridge, as the article suggested.
This seems to be a case where an employee has been using his own social media accounts to promote his own church. He is not representing his employer. This was MY oversight. I should have caught this and I am deeply sorry.
I have reached out to Hunter Logan via e-mail and Twitter and offered an apology and also would like to publicly apologize here for this misleading article. While I am troubled with the events surrounding The Bridge, Pastor David McGee and those attempting to silence former members who have their personal accounts to tell, I don’t ever want to cross the bounds of impropriety and wrongly assume something by speculation of motives.
To HLE, Hunter Logan, and my readers, I apologize for the words on my blog that were accusatory, misleading, and hurtful. I take full responsibility for them. Please forgive me.