Famed Houston Pastor Joel Osteen on Wednesday shrugged off a social media storm claiming he initially refused to accept evacuees at his cavernous Lakewood Church, saying the church “never turned anyone away.””The church has always been open,” Osteen told CNN. “We received shelter victims the first day or two.”Osteen said the church did flood initially and thus could not immediately open its doors. He said some church workers were among those being rescued. for video click this Link
He acknowledged that some people initially seeking shelter were sent to the city’s convention center. He said the center, four miles away, was set up to receive people, while church leaders needed time to gather volunteers and equipment to make the church livable for evacuees.”We are helping hundreds of people,” Osteen said.