Joel Osteen's Houston megachurch opens doors as shelter
August 30, 2017
HOUSTON (AP) — Joel Osteen opened his Houston megachurch to those seeking shelter from floodwaters Tuesday after social media critics slammed the televangelist for not offering to house people in need while Harvey swamps the city.
Among those who came to Lakewood Church — a 16,000-seat former arena that was the longtime home of the NBA's Houston Rockets — was Jack Bullman. The 56-year-old Long Pine resident sat with a baby blue towel hanging around his neck, trying to dry off and get warm.
"Usually a hurricane comes by and you get hit with the surge and the rain, but here it's lingere...