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T.I. Blasts Joel Osteen For Not Opening Church For Harvey Flood Victims

By Daryl Nelson

Joel Osteen was ripped by T.I. after the famed pastor didn't open his mega church in Houston to aid the Hurricane Harvey relief victims.

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? @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!!!! Nigga please

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Osteen has responded to the media storm that's come down on him, explaining he's been helping people in other ways besides providing housing.

"Our doors have always been open," he told CBS News. "We worked with the city constantly. The city set up a shelter about four miles here that can house 10,000 people, showers, dormitories, kitchens, security, all that. They didn't need us as a shelter at that point. They wanted us to be a distribution center."
What do you think about Tip's post? Do you agree with any of it? And what do you think about Osteen's response?

[Related: Master P criticizes Kevin Hart on Harvey donations.]

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