Joel Osteen may never want to show his despicable face ever again after being forced into being a decent Christian following shaming on social media. Despite exploiting a religious tax exemption to enjoy a life of a rock star, the fake Christian would initially not open up his stadium sized church to all the displaced and fatigued victims of the Houston flooding, You know, just like what Jesus would do. (Well, maybe Republican Jesus would.)
Here was Osteen after being caught:
“Victoria and I care deeply about our fellow Houstonians. Lakewood’s doors are open and we are receiving anyone who needs shelter,” Osteen tweeted Tuesday, referencing his wife who is also Lakewood’s co-pastor.
Apparently, Osteen feels he wasn’t quite enough of a greedy false prophet, as reports are pouring in that he’s been passing around a collection plate. A video of a service held on Wednesday at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church shows collection plates passed around the congregation which included victims and evacuees of Hurricane Harvey among others.
In the video of the service, the mention of “several hundred” evacuees in the audience is made, towards the beginning, by Lisa Osteen, Joel’s sister and an associate pastor at the church, pointing out that the victims have “financial needs” and that everyone should pray for them. Towards the end of the video, after Lisa finishes, people can be seen moving through the aisles, carrying a pile of collection tins and passing them around, seemingly asking for donations, as the band starts playing.
This is exactly the type of thing that turns many of people off to religion. Osteen is no different from charlatans like Ann Coulter and Sean Hannity in that he makes millions taking advantage of misinformed people. If he were half the Christian he so vehemently claims to be, he would’ve been out there with rescue crews and immediately opening up his megachurch to Houstonians.
Watch the video below:
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