Joel Osteen opens doors to Harvey victims
In an about turn of face, megachurch pastor has opened the doors of the church to Hurricane Harvey victims.
Osteen has been savaged on Twitter for offering his prayers, but no help. Lakewood Church, which holds 16,000 people, has been largely unaffected by water.
Many on social media criticized the church for not taking people in, but the church disputed the backlash. “We have never closed our doors. We will continue to be a distribution center for those in need,” church spokesman and Osteen’s father-in-law Donald Iloff said.
“We are prepared to shelter people once the cities and county shelters reach capacity. Lakewood will be a value to the community in the aftermath of this storm in helping our fellow citizens rebuild their lives.
The slowness of the church to help has made global news, especially considering that lives have been lost.
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