T.I. Goes Off On Joel Osteen For Not Opening Megachurch To Harvey Victims

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T.I. went off of the famous pastor

T.I. joined in on the chorus of voices slamming megachurch pastor Joel O’Steen for allegedly not opening his massive Lakewood Church to people seeking shelter in Houston following the destruction of Hurricane Harvey.

The controversy kicked off after people noticed that Lakewood Church — which occupies an arena that used to house the Houston Rockets (to give you an idea of scale) — wasn’t taking in people who were seeking shelter. The church responded that the church was in danger of flooding and therefore not a safe space for people seeking refuge. The internet responded with photos of the area around the church looking mighty dry. This was enough for T.I. to post an angry rant to Instagram.

“This is why people (like me) don’t trust the mega churches. How can someone (especially a so called man of God) make 70+Ms a yr TAX FREE from citizens of a city that’s now in distress & in dyer need of food water & shelter NOT OPEN THE DOORS OF GODs HOUSE (supposedly) to help those in need?” he wrote. “@joelosteen YOU SIR ARE A FRAUD!!!! Ministers,preachers,pastors,reverends are all supposed to be SERVANTS sent here to do the LORDS work. Not just sitting back in comfort watching as satin has his way!!!! FOH!!! We CANNOT AFFORD to continue to just go & give our money away to people who pose as “Preachers” or their BIG lavish MEGA CHURCHES WITHOUT HOLDING THEM ACCOUNTABLE WHEN WE NEED THEM!!!!! Tithing is selfless acts of kindness & what you do for OTHERS. Stop giving y’all money to these 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡LIKE THEY GON TURN YOUR BREAD OVER TO GOD!!!! N*gga please. (sic)”

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