No one could’ve said it better. If you’ve been following Joel’s situation, you saw plain as day he didn’t move until social pressure left him no option.
HOUSTON, TEXAS — For the last 24 hours, Joel Osteen has been getting ripped to shreds via Twitter.
If it was on Joel Osteen’s heart to immediately open his building, he would’ve made that decision OR kept — at the very least — his congregation abreast on the building’s situation, right?
But, as actor and activist D.L. Hughley mentioned via Twitter, the people affected Osteen’s decision to open the church doors.
— DL Hughley (@RealDLHughley) August 29, 2017
In a previous Black Loop report, it just seems like Osteen’s doing damage control at this point.
A spokesperson for Lakewood Church mentioned that they’ve never closed the doors to the public.
Yet within the very same statement, the spokesperson — Osteen’s father-in-law, Donald Iloff — says as follows.
“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.”
Hopefully, everyone caught the subtle confession. “Once the cities and county shelters reach capacity,” then the church is prepared to shelter people — around noon, today, CST.
So then, indirectly speaking, is that not saying the doors are and have been closed — just as everyone has been saying?
Don’t make excuses…
On August 27 via Facebook, Lakewood Church announced that it was inaccessible. They never said the church, itself, was flooded.
The issue came when several photos surfaced showing otherwise, from people who had clear access to the building.
In a previous Black Loop report, a video was revealed by Jorge Colmenares, which showed the parking garage and entrance to the church looking dry as a whistle.
And for those saying the basement and lower-level parking structures were flooded … … um. Were people going to be staying in the basement and coming in through the lower-level parking structures? No. More than likely not.
So, why is that a topic anyway? It’s an excuse.
Nevertheless, according to CNN, Lakewood Church is supposed to open as a shelter today.
Like Trump, maybe Osteen needed to wait and “get all the facts” first?
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[Featured Photo via Twitter]