Joel Osteen criticized for closing Houston megachurch

The famed pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston is defending himself after facing criticism on social media for not offering shelter to victims of Hurricane Harvey.
0:35 | 08/29/17

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Nationally known Houston pastor Joseph lowest teen is now facing criticism online. This morning for not opening his mega church to storm victims hosting canceled services on Sunday at his 171000. Seat Lakewood church. A FaceBook message said the church was not accessible due to flooding but this morning. Passer hosting has released this statement saying 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 in PC com's live shots. They are nearing that at least at the south they can to blunt discussion on Twitter overnight.

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