Joel Osteen Asks For A Minimum $50 donation To Cover Opening Chruch For Flood Victims

Osteen asks for a minimum $50 donation after public pressure forced the televangelist to open his megachurch to hurricane refugees.

Public pressure forced televangelist Joel Osteen to open his spacious 16,800-seat megachurch to hurricane refugees, however, the prosperity gospel preacher is working all the angles, and is currently seeking donations to subsidize his efforts to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

Suggested donations on his website for ‘Hurricane Disaster Relief’ start at $50, with $100 and $200 donations also suggested.

The page reads in part:

We want to let you know that our hearts are with each of you and your families during this difficult time. We are praying for you and we are praying for our city, and for all of those affected by the devastating flooding and rains caused by Hurricane Harvey. We love you and we love this city. And we want to help.

… if you would like to donate to our relief efforts, please do so here in this page.

In the meantime, know that our prayers for strength and comfort for each of you will continue, as well as our prayers for God’s help as we navigate the upcoming days and months together.

We love you. And we are praying. Together, we will make it through this difficult time.

So instead of doing the “Christian” thing and breaking off a little of his estimated $40,000,000 net worth, he is asking, once again for others to flit the bill!

After the initial storm, Osteen had said that the church was inaccessible due to severe flooding but pictures posted online showed no significant water around the mega church prompting an online backlash against the megachurch.