Joel Osteen To Open Lakewood Church To Flood Victims
Joel Osteen is reportedly opening his massive Lakewood Church to Houston flood victims after he got dragged on social media.
When people began to question why the enormous sanctuary wasn’t an option for those seeking refuge from the flood, the church posted a message on Facebook saying the church was “inaccessible due to severe flooding.”
Then, someone assumed the responsibility of going to see for themselves.
Peep the video below.
That’s when the floodgates of backlash and criticism opened on Joel and his Lakewood Church. Pun surely intended.
Ironically, the post about the church being “inaccessible” vanished and this statement was released:
We have never closed our doors. We will continue to be a distribution center for those in need.
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.
Folks were still outraged by them saying they would allow people AFTER shelters “reach capacity.”
Several hundred people can easily be housed on the second floor of the church.
CNN reports Lakewood Church will open to the public on Tuesday (August 29).