Joel Osteen responded, to the Today Show (NBC), by saying that the city did not ask at first for the church to function as a shelter: “We were just being cautious…the city did not ask.”
Early this week, Joel Osteen and his Lakewood Church was shamed in social media because the public viewed his church not being proactive in accepting flood victims of Harvey.
Here another interview with (ABC):
Here’s one from (FOX):
Video disputing Joel Osteeen’s defense on Lakewood’s non-actions: