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.
Compromise education bill fails in House
He says he's enthusiastic about the bipartisan compromise and his district will get roughly $180,000 more under the plan. School superintendents across the state, particularly in Central and Southern Illinois , have been on edge.
'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.
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".
Seoul: North Korea fires several projectiles to sea
An earlier assessment by PACOM had said that two missiles failed in flight. "I think it's going to take some time to tell". Kim said he would consider sending missiles into the waters off the coast of Guam in "mid-August".
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".
The 22-year-old RB Leipzig midfielder has been Jurgen Klopp's top transfer target for the duration of the summer. The Reds have now beaten out Barcelona for Keita's signature after the Spanish side were linked to him last week.
Ram Rahim was finally convicted of rape by the special CBI Court in Panchukla on Friday and faces jail term of upto 7 years. The quantum of sentence for Ram Rahim Singh who was stripped off "Z" category security will be pronounced on August 28.
A day after rescuing Bangladesh from a top-order collapse with a handy 84, Shakib claimed 5 for 68 to bowl Australia out for 217. In the end, Shakib provided the breakthrough for Bangladesh when he clean bowled Pat Cummins for 25.
The amount of water expected to hit Fort Bend County by late Tuesday could reach levels seen only about once ever 800 years. Mr Turner has inisisted that a mass evacuation of millions of people by auto was a greater risk than enduring the storm.
In June, Indian soldiers had crossed the Sikkim border to stop China from constructing a road on the Doklam Plateau in Bhutan . Beijing had accused India of transgressing into its territory and demanded immediate withdrawal of Indian troops.
Even if she lost my bet in the French Open , I think she had more matches and more consistent this year playing, definitely, yes. Will you, as a fan, watch Simona play Maria? And we'll still be injured because now we're not playing enough.
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This would be the mostly likely candidate if it weren't for the heavy rain expected from the remnants of Hurricane Harvey . Later that season, LSU's game with SC was moved to Baton Rouge after devastating floods hampered Columbia, SC .
Stanton picked up his second such honor of the month after continuing his scorching second half in the Miami Marlins' seven games. The last of those home runs, hit Sunday afternoon in anther win against the Padres , was Stanton's 50th of the year .
IS Evacuation Deal Sparks Iraqi Outrage
Central Command said that the U.S. had bombed a bridge in Syria to block the convoy's route to Deir Ezzor. He said 11 Hezbollah fighters died in the weeklong operation on the Syrian side of the border.
Aston Martin back in the black in 2017
This announcement comes straight from Aston Martin CEO Andy Palmer himself during an interview with The Financial Times . Palmer revealed that roughly one quarter of Aston Martin's lineup will have a battery option by the end of the 2020s.
Dad charged after girl, 3, found shot dead
NSW Police Quakers Hill Commander, Superintendent Paul Carrett, said it was was a tragedy for all involved. The girl's three siblings, all aged under eight, and mother were in the house at the time, police said.
Reasons We're Excited About the New Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch
Right now it's unclear what third-party options will be included, but we know at least Strava and AccuWeather will be in the mix. Mastercard says that its token services that support mobile transactions on other platforms will also be used with Fitbit Pay.
28 dead after Indian court finds 'Guru of Bling' guilty
Singh is also under investigation over allegations that he convinced 400 of his male followers to undergo castration. India has been rocked by numerous scandals involving popular ascetics claiming to possess mystical powers.