World renowned televangelist and pastor of the Lakewood church in Houston, Texas, Joel Osteen, has come under fire for his refusal to open up his church as a storm shelter for victims of Hurricane Harvey currently wrecking havoc across the state of Texas.
Joel osteen:GOd be with my fellow Texans.
Fellow Texans : can we stay at your church.
Joel osteen pic.twitter.com/u2X1x5lSoc
— sam (@sam4ng) August 29, 2017
— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) August 28, 2017
Hurricane victims: “You have a Stadium size church. Think we could stay there?”
Joel Osteen: “No, but here’s some thoughts and prayers!”
— (((Gumbercules))) (@gamblor5555) August 28, 2017
The preacher whose net-worth is over $50 million and whose church holds a capacity of over 16,000 people was criticized for his refusal to accommodate flood victims.
Although he offered an explanation for his actions citing his church was also flooded and couldn’t take the risk of letting people use the venue, people weren’t having it as he being a figure of the christian faith who preaches love, he was thought to be the first person to open his door to the downtrodden in their immediate time of need.
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