What happened to Christian charity? Televangelist Joel Osteen is blasted for closing his 17,000-seat Lakewood megachurch while other places of worship open their doors to hurricane victims…(Always Knew He Was A Scumbag!!)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017
By Paul Martin

Pastor Joel Osteen closed his Lakewood church due to the severe floods in Texas
Facing backlash as his church could shelter thousands displaced by rising water
The floods have left at least 300,000 people without power
They’ve left roughly 30,000 displaced to temporary shelters
Thousands of people were still awaiting rescue as of Monday night
After the backlash, Lakewood Church then said it was becoming a collection site

By MICHELLE GANNEY
DAILYMAIL.COM
29 August 2017

Pastor Joel Osteen, whose televised sermons are seen by more than seven million viewers weekly, has been hit with criticism after he closed his Lakewood church due to the severe floods in Texas.

Hurricane Harvey has dumped over 30 inches of rain throughout parts of southeast Texas since it made landfall Friday evening.

In the wake of this natural disaster dozens of Houston-area churches, schools and community centers have opened their doors to offer temporary shelter to survivors.

However, the 54-year-old’s 17,000-seat Lakewood Church in Houston isn’t opening its doors because floodwaters won’t allow it, according to the televangelist.

He posted an official statement on Facebook that it was ‘inaccessible due to severe flooding.’

The post began with: ‘Our hearts are breaking as we see the images of the damage and destruction in our city and the surrounding areas from Hurricane Harvey.

‘We are praying for everyone’s safety in Houston and Texas. As a community we can help each other get through this storm.

The Rest…HERE

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