Joel Osteen Deflects Blame, Says Houston 'Didn't Ask' Megachurch to Help

31 August, 2017, 01:36 | Author: Chad Mckenzie
  • Joel Osteen Closes Church After Hurricane Tells Members To Pray

Osteen finally caved to pressure on Tuesday, saying the Lakewood Church would open its doors, and he's been doing damage control on the church's reputation ever since.

Speaking to CBS This Morning, Osteen changed his story several times to defend his stance in not opening Lakewood Church for victims.

But some responded sceptically to the Facebook post, questioning why one of the largest churches in the U.S. - including a 16,000-seat arena - was not able to take in victims of Harvey.

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'We worked with the city constantly. "We're all about helping the city whenever we could ― if they would have asked us to become a shelter early on, we would have prepared for it".

As the Pew Research Center's Michael Lipka noted in 2015, this process is only accelerating as people who say they're not a part of any religious tradition are not only becoming more numerous, they're also becoming even more skeptical of religion itself. Once they filled up, people came here. So the pastor of a large, wealthy church is telling people in need to go to the government for help?

"None of that is true". To any religious-right footsoldier who's ever claimed that we can shred the safety net because the church can handle it all, Hurricane Harvey is an acid test of that hypothesis, and it looks like it's failing miserably. This building flooded in 2001, the whole bottom floor. "Yeah, I was mainly concerned about my medicine - I hadn't taken it in 8 days - for high blood pressure", he said. We like to help others in need.

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The church opened its doors Tuesday and has been serving primarily as a distribution center for supplies to help flooding victims.

Osteen said that the church had also flooded, noting that there were safety issues. Specifically, many of them have wondered if they can count on one of their most famous residents: the mega-wealthy Christian preacher Joel Osteen, Mr.

According to Osteen's version of events, the building was inaccessible during the beginning of Hurricane Harvey, and his staffers were unable to make it to the complex. "We've been in this community for 60 years".

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Many have posted on social media demanding to know why the megachurch hasn't been turned into a shelter for storm refugees. Everybody has critics that's making a difference. "All that hard work, right down the tubes".

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