Julie Telgenhoff| Some positive news is finally trending on the mainstream corporate media while some of the less desirable remains out of sight and mind. Here are two such stories. UPDATE: After Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen was blasted on Twitter for tweeting a call for prayers (and later, for attempting to raise money) for those affected by Harvey while keeping the doors to his church closed to people who need shelter, he finally caved in to the negative news about his immorality and did the right thing. He is now reportedly preparing to open the doors of his Lakewood Megachurch in Houston to people seeking refuge from the storm.
Thank you to all those who got involved and cared enough about their fellow Americans to send out tweets regarding this immoral behavior …it worked, he caved! Breitbart reports:
After three days of Hurricane Harvey, the message emerging from Houston and the Texas coast is not one of chaos and destruction, but of collective strength, as Americans help each other survive through the worst of circumstances.
For once, cable news is not dominated by talking heads shouting at each other, but by images of volunteers, black and white, arriving in flat-bottomed boats to rescue neighbors from flooded buildings.
Journalists are helping to direct emergency crews to save stranded drivers rather than encouraging enraged mobs to riot against the police.
— Hayley Jones (@meetmissjoness) August 27, 2017
And President Donald Trump, attacked for weeks for allegedly dividing the nation, is drawing attention to its unity.
While our nation’s people pull together out of tragedy, MegaChurch Pastor, Joel Osteen, shuts his church amidst the flooding crisis. This seems quite disturbing to me as I remember back in my day when the first place to assist during such crises was always the church. Perhaps these Megachurches are not designed for that purpose? So many seem so swayed by the glossy facade and pretty boy messages. Are we possibly being hoodwinked?
Millionaire Televangelist Joel Osteen cancelled services at his Houston megachurch Sunday and has yet to reopen its doors — despite the fact that thousands of flooded-out residents are desperately seeking shelter.
Houston-based celebrity pastor Joel Osteen is coming under fire on Twitter for not opening up the doors to his Megachurch for tens of thousands of Houston storm victims to take shelter.
Eh, Osteen’s net worth is around $56.5 million. How about doing more than praying? https://t.co/ZGswIBxuEF
— Jennifer Hayden (@Scout_Finch) August 28, 2017
Nice of @JoelOsteen to open his 16,000 seat mega church in Houston to floor victims. Lol jk he’s not doing that.
— Eoin Higgins (@EoinHiggins_) August 28, 2017
“Suffer the little children to come unto me but not @JoelOsteen‘s building because y’all are damp.”
How are you guys helping the storm victims in Texas right now?
— Ken Reid (@KennethWReid) August 28, 2017
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 28, 2017
When the beautiful people of Houston ask Joel Osteen for the same donations they’ve been giving his church pic.twitter.com/hrWun5DV56
— Trizz (@Tr1zz) August 28, 2017
This really seems disturbing to me watching these Megachurches receive so much support and then they blatantly refuse to care about humans all the while, blasting messages of love and kindness to which they clearly do not follow the doctrine. Why would any American support this type of immorality in the name of God?