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Joel Osteen Defends Delay in Opening Megachurch to #HurricaneHarvey Victims: ‘They Didn’t Need Us…’

Pastor Joel Osteen says he would have gladly opened the doors of his megachurch to Houston residents fleeing Hurricane Harvey’s deadly rising floodwaters had the city asked him sooner. During an appearance on Today, Wednesday, the celebrity televangelist explained why Lakewood Church (which can hold more than 16,000 people) didn’t initially welcome evacuees from the hurricane — a decision that…

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Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million to #HurricaneHarvey Relief, a Portion Goes to Joel Osteen’s Church

Tyler Perry is making sure his donation gets into the right hands. The “Madea” creator, 47, announced Thursday on his Facebook page that he is donating $1 million to relief efforts in Texas following the destruction left by Hurricane Harvey — $250,000 of which is going to Joel Osteen‘s Lakewood Church. “I know that there’s been some…

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23 Year Old Oxford University PHD Student Commits Suicide Over Pressure From Studies

Rafael Ochoa has committed suicide after struggling to cope with the pressures of his studies. According to reports, Rafael was in his first year of a five year course studying for a PhD in computer science. The brilliant 23-year-old had already gotten a first class Masters at Oxford and a first class degree in engineering…

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Bayern Munich’s Vidal Denies Involvement in Casino Incident

Bayern Munich midfielder Arturo Vidal has denied being involved in an incident at a Chile casino in which police intervened, though he confirmed he was present earlier on Monday evening. The Chile international said he attended a party with friends and family at the Hotel Monticello casino, 50 kilometres south of Santiago. It reportedly lasted…

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Kathy Griffin Is ‘No Longer Sorry’ for Infamous Trump Photo

Kathy Griffin would like a mulligan on her apology for her infamous photo with a bloody facsimile of Donald Trump’s head. Back in May, the comedian was embroiled in a controversy that sparked a two-month federal investigation when images were released of her holding what very closely resembled the president’s head. Following the immediate backlash, she apologized, a move she…

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Televangelist Joel Osteen Opens Church to #HurricaneHarvey Victims, Did God or Twitter Change His Heart?

The megachurch led by Joel Osteen is receiving people who need shelter and also helping evacuees with supplies such as baby food, formula and other shelter needs, the church announced via Twitter Tuesday morning. Lakewood Church was under fire after apparently not opening up the church to flood victims. The church disputed online criticism, stating…

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