You See! Social Media Shaming DOES Work!
Well-known televangelist Joel Osteen has a $50 million church in Houston that holds 16,000 people. He faced criticism for failing to open his doors to flood victims despite the fact that his church is still in very good shape. Here’s how he responded:
Victoria & I are praying for everyone affected by Hurricane Harvey. Please join us as we pray for the safety of our Texas friends & family.— Joel Osteen (@JoelOsteen) August 26, 2017
Here’s how social media responded:
@JoelOsteen if you were a real Christian, you'd be opening your doors to your displaced neighbors.— FAB24 (@Francesabolton) August 28, 2017
Houston's Joel Osteen has a net worth over $50m and a church that holds 16,800 but this is all he's offering. pic.twitter.com/rmhdWK6ZAO— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) 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
He still hasn’t opened the doors, but there’s some indication that the social media shaming has worked. He’s apparently prepping the place with air mattresses now. See, y’all! Social media shaming works! (Crook and Liars)
Meanwhile, while you’re waiting.
If you went to @JoelOsteen's church for shelter & found it closed, don't worry, the Islamic Society of Greater Houston's 21 mosques are open— Alternative NOAA (@altNOAA) August 29, 2017
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