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Joel Osteen’s Church Issues Statement Of Opening Doors For Hurricane Victims

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Joel Osteen‘s Lakewood Church released a statement Monday night after getting major backlash for not opening the doors of the church for victims of Hurricane Harvey. The statement says Lakewood Church is ready to take in people:

“We have never closed our doors. We will continue to be a distribution center for those in need. We are prepared to house people once 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.”

And it looks like Lakewood Church will be letting people in soon:

Osteen came under fire on Twitter for not opening up the doors to his Church for storm victims to take shelter right away.

Osteen kept the doors closed, even though pictures on Twitter appear to show that the Church escaped the brunt of the storm. Lakewood Church — which was formerly an NBA arena called The Summit, home to the Houston Rockets — holds 16,800 people.

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  1. karen kellock

    August 30, 2017 at 8:57 am

    I hope you have a lot of porta potties available or your church will be ruined quickly. In Katrina the whole stadium became one big toilet and it never recovered to normal.

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