Transcript for Joel Osteen Hoaxer: 'Tone Down the Cliches and Get Real'
Now to that elaborate hoax targeting joes osteen. A fake website saying the famous pastor had given up the christian faith went viral. Ea osteen came out to deny and the hoaxster is coming out to say why he did it. Reporter: The idea that televangelist joes osteen was giving up his ministry made headlines around the world. All is well. I still have my faith. Nothing is changed. Reporter: But the perpetrator of that hoax was a history until now. My name is justin tribble, I'm from the mince/stpaul area. How do we know you're justin. How do you know it's not a hoax. You do. You don't. Reporter: We asked her to show us his driver license, apparently lee jet and his connection to the story he shared other items, the godaddy receipt from registering the phony domain name. Assuming you did it, why did you do it? I'm actually a big fan of joes osteen, I like him, i listen to him, I enjoy his sermons. I didn't want to hurt the guy. I want a message to get through to this guy calm down the cliches and get real. Reporter: As for the maze of websites, facebook and twitter that circulated a bogus sort tribble doesn't like the word "hoax." I would call it sort of a media campaign, a way to get through and a have a dialogue for a manally inaccessible. Reporter: He hopes the tele televangelist will see this as part of god's plan. I think it would be nice to have a conversation with him. Honestly I wouldn't mind -- I'm not angry. I don't feel like a victim. I feel too blessed that life is too short to let things like this get you down. Reporter: Sometimes the internet works in mysterious ways, too. For "good morning america," david wright, abc news, los angeles.
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