Joel Osteen‘s 17,000-seat Lakewood Church in Houston isn’t opening its doors for rescue efforts because floodwaters just won’t allow it … according to the church.
The mega-televangelist is catching flak for tweeting about his hometown flood, but not doing anything to help out — especially because his megachurch could shelter thousands of people displaced by the rising water.
Church officials say this one’s out of Joel’s hands though — and point out the streets surrounding the church are already so flooded … Lakewood is inaccessible.
The church used to be the Compaq Center sports arena, and sits along a highway … part of which is currently under water. The floodwater wasn’t clear in a photo tweeted Monday morning.
— Charles Clymer🏳️🌈 (@cmclymer) August 28, 2017