Joel Osteen

Tyler Perry angered his faithful fans by donating $250,000 to embattled prosperity preacher Joel Osteen, who caught heat for not opening the doors of his megachurch to Harvey flood victims sooner.

The producer-director posted a video to his Facebook page Thursday defending Pastor Osteen and announcing his plans to donate $1 million to those impacted by floods in Houston.

Part of that donation -- $250,000 -- will go directly to Osteen's Lakewood Church.

Many social media users were outraged over the sizable donation to a preacher who was publicly shamed into helping Houston residents.

Many accused Perry of attention-seeking behavior and inserting himself into the heated debate over self-serving evangelists.

What do you think?

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  • PhillyFacts

    ?Donate to Joel for what???? He's already a billionaire??

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I read he's worth 'only' $50 million.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Don't matter he has enough money!!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    That 50 is what's on the books

  • Lia Washington

    Tyler Perry...Im just going to keep it movin on this one....##DOBETTER##

  • KLo

    I believe the donation was more of a marketing tool for JO's audience

  • KLo

    What more do you expect from a fa***t, from one fa****t to another

  • Wreckognize Game

    Lakewood Church is open now. If it was done begrudgingly Tyler has provided funds to care for the people that are there. I can't judge or tell somebody how to bless other people.

  • lilli lilian

    Tyler angers his fans and non-fans by donating to Osteen, Tyler angers his fans and non-fans by casting Kim Kardashian, Tyler repeatedly rips his fans off by spiting out horrible plays and movies, and every time he angers his fans/non-fans, he has a justification speech for his nonsense. Tyler.....just sigh

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    I was thinking that too.

  • http://olskoolblackflix.com Insane Taco Juice

    Winston Jerome is going to get his one day! *shakes fist*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ok point taken.

  • Junkanoo

    It makes more sense to donate to orginizations where larger percentages of donations actually helps the victims instead of being used for over head costs. Hopefully Irma wont be another historic storm but it is happening during a full moon in water sign Pisces.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I often question Tyler Perry's motives/logic. And quite frankly, I wrote him off after the tap dancing/black people shaming he did after he cast Kim Kardashian in that movie.

    That being said, I am praying that Joel Olsteen will actually use the money to the benefit of the victims. I am not particularly hopeful. But, the reality is that his church is NOW accepting hurricane victims and the victims that HAD to go to his church need assistance just like the victims at other locations. That shouldn't be punished or receive less because JO is a money hungry liar. So yeah, I am choosing to just focus on the people that will benefit (hopefully) from Tyler Perry's donation.

  • Lady_Elle

    Tyler Perry's $$$... Tyler Perry's choice!

  • Solstice

    I didn't know Joel Osteen needed donations ? Perhaps it was a love offering…?

  • Shay

    why not take the money he gave to Joel and give victims checks for $500....give it where you know it will get to the victoms....my thoughts..I would do this. I wud go there and just start handing out money

  • You Could Never

    Im not mad about his donation to this white devil per se. A little overall. But for me its about him giving to this cave demons relief efforts when just 4-5 days ago...HIS ass wasnt even interested in relief efforts. Period. he had to be shamed into putting on for his own damn city.

    One more time. Why does Joel keep getting a pass and folks are villifying blacks and hell even some whites who are helping automatically. Without being questioned. Stepping up on their own free will?

    http://time.com/4922108/hurricane-harvey-mattress-mack-houston/

    This man out here doors open day one and trucks going to rescue folks. Still. I sure as hell hope someone steps up and helps HIM with HIS relief efforts. He been operating out of his own pocket. Which Im sure is not as cushy as Joel's gay white ass pockets.

  • Jacquelyn Eff

    lol. then you will have lots of scamming. Everyone likes giving their two cents until it's time to step up. At least he is trying and contributing.

  • AJ

    WTF?? Captain save a white person. Tyler should have let Osteen fight his own battles. He has enough money.
    He should have donated to the furniture/matress king guy that opened his store. This video of him brought me to tears:

    https://www.cbsnews.com/news/houston-businessman-jim-mcingvale-opens-furniture-stores-to-evacuees/

  • Solstice

    JO was wrong saying that once the shelters reached capacity, then he'd open for shelter. ? I thought the doors of the church were always open…?????

  • AJ

    Now that I think about it. He could have given the money to the baby girl found clinging to her dead mother. Way more people are more deserving of that money than Creflo Osteen. #IJS

  • Music lover

    Just what I was thinking

  • soujourn_erets

    Now, Joel and all mega church preachers (no matter the color) are, at the highest level, satanist - gotta be blunt.

    Tyler, cross dressing man, is not of the Most High (Read Deuteronomy 22:5). He is paying tribute to those who've allowed him to be on this pedestal.

    Like every other human, he and all of these false teachers need prayer for forgiveness.

    Him giving money to that church is no different from those who pay tithes every Sunday morning. There's no need to do both. Joel has millions and tithes was NEVER money - it was and is ALWAYS food.

    Folks, we're in the last days. Believe, repent, and keep the commandments.

    ?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I agree. I don't see why people are so pressed about who another man gives his money to.

  • You Could Never

    When he started crying in the middle of the interview. Listen.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Tyler Perry is a confused, stupid sissy. Please read the writing on the wall, folks. He also gave Nathan Deal hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years as well. Bribes? Yes. But the bribes damn sure didn't go toward making life easier for Black Georgians, who unflinchingly revere this big head ole ugly undercover queen.

    His movies suck. The plots are horrible and pointless. He wants his films to be accepted by Caucasian folks so badly, but he has yet to make anything meaningful for Black people to be proud of.

    Say what you want about Spike Lee and John Singleton, but they made MOVIES. Epic classics. Tyler Perry makes absurdities.

    And yet, y'all support that foolishness. And yet, he ain't supporting you.

    FUKK Ms. Tyler Perry's sellout ass.

    Happy Holiday weekend.

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  • Layah Jhene

    You said all that then say Happy white man's Holiday LMAO SMH

  • Layah Jhene

    Tyler a coon. He'll get all that money back plus more when Madea's Boo 2 movie comes out. Black women will set him up nicely. They will flock to the movie theaters in drones. Taking their sons to watch a grown man dressed like a woman SMH

  • Layah Jhene

    Hahahaha

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I don't care who created it, its a day some folks can relax and not have to work their ass off. I say that's a win.

    Not sure what the hell you're talking about.

  • Layah Jhene

    Lol that's what all coons say

  • SG

    I don't understand. Is he giving him the money so that he can give it to the victims??? If so, why? Joel has more than enough money to donate himself.

  • SouthernGirlAZWorld

    Girl listen....that's a right now word right there!

  • Malai

    Joel is WORTH $58 mil... Tyler P using his hard earned coins to make an already wealthy Man Richer? A fool and his money can't be parted soon enough... some of the worst kinds of people have money

  • Breitbart_Savior

    We all know Madea likes to express her manhood through her $$$ and associations..... nothing new here to see.

  • OP2

    Since the infrastructure to shelter people is already in place, it makes since to donate to help alleviate stress and needs of the victims.

    On the other hand, donating to charities serves both sides of the equation: self-image preservation vs. tax write-offs (aka deductibles).

    Whatever is donated can be used to order loads of in addition personal hygiene products; diapers, toiletries, food, etc.. In addition, insurance will not cover damage to the church done by victims. Therefore, any remaining could be use to buy new carpets, restore & refresh the place that's probably reeks of a real shelter now.

  • Malai

    I just broke down crying... that was beautiful to see. Thank you for sharing that

  • ebonics
  • Jay

    This is the same dude who told his friend if he came out as homosexual church going people of Atlanta would not come to his plays. But then after they supported him He turned around cross dressed as Madea on the run. Your intention is to still push your Homosexual agenda on the masses but then claim you so holy. Dude is a fake Devil Worshiper.

  • ebonics

    Say it again!!!

  • ebonics

    OMG that story was so damn sad, poor lil baby girl. So true though..

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I don't know who or what you are or want to be but you sound like a pure and absolute fool.

    I don't really have an interest in putting you in your proper place right now, so what I'll do instead is offer you a personal invitation to use your lips to kiss my ass.

    And you can kiss my ass any time you please, by the way. I'm in no rush.

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  • hottlanta

    People acting as if Joel Olsteen is opening his church to just 4 people for the weekend. This is a huge undertaking The people gotta be fed, housed, use the bathroom for several days maybe weeks and you gotta be responsible for them. Folks being there now might be cute but as the days wear on it's gonna get rough. Folks gonna start fighting each other because they wanna go back home and get in their bed. You gotta have food and people to cook and distribute the food 3 times a day. Those people have lives as well. They gotta have clean up crews etc, etc. We all know how the Superdome looked when they finally got the folks outta there. If someone gets hurt at his church he will be held liable because they are on his property. This is much bigger than just having folks over
    for a sleepover.

  • hottlanta

    Then folks would be saying he got millions and only gave those people $500.00 what are they gonna do with that. Folks never gonna be satisfied.

  • KcoolMuziq

    LIES! U don't know NOTHING about that man. Unless U been in his bed.Be proud he is helping and STFU

  • NicoleZee

    Tyler needs to come out of the closet. I guess he thought having a child by an alleged woman would make people forget the gay rumors. Didn't I hear years ago about Joel Osteen either cheating on his wife or being gay??? I can't remember. I'm inclined to believe that most pastors and politicians hide behind their professional roles and are serial cheaters and down low men. Disgusting and sad. If I was his wife, I'd take Osteen all the way to the cleaners in the divorce if she ever files.

    Happy Holiday Weekend to you as well :)! Be safe.
    Don't drink and drive!!!

  • Passion

    Hmm, Joel Osteen can handle whatever the cost of housing the flood victim's he brings in millions every month. I'm sure his flock has donated enough stuff for the victims. Now, he's has 250,000 to add to his bank account.

  • KcoolMuziq

    What has Tyler Perry EVER done to U?

  • Passion

    Already wealthy yt man!

  • NicoleZee

    Tyler is just another attention seeker. If these celebs really want to help, they would be getting out and finding shelter for these people and personally giving them money to start over. SMDH! You don't know where your money goes when you donate. If I had millions, I would be personally renting out space for shelter; buying furniture, food, and clothing; and getting transportation to pick up people and then give them money from my hand. Celebs can't be this dumb. Sad.

  • Passion

    I have never went to see any of his movies, black man dressed as an loud mouth black woman is not interesting to me. He will never get my coins.

  • MocaPretty

    Tyler Perry is mad annoying and is a bigger c00n now that he has more money and the Madea buffoonery needs to stop

  • NicoleZee

    Um, pardon me, but everyone in Atlanta, myself included, knows Tyler Perry is a closeted homosexual. We don't need to see proof, we already know. I guess he thinks coming out will ruin his career. EVERYONE just needs to be honest about who they are and stop lying and deceiving people. Nothing wrong with being gay, but there IS something incredibly wrong with lying about it and being ashamed of being your authentic self. Sad.

  • Kanyade

    Leon Lonnie Love!!!

  • Kanyade

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view3/3691834/martin-church-o.gif
    the holy ghost done told me everythang gonna be all right

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tyler told Steve Harvey that he is happy and in a relationship with his baby mama.In fact I heard he secretly married her recently. That's all U need to be worried about.STOP trying to create rumors.

    Worry whose in your own mans bed when U not there.

  • klwbaby

    ??

  • KcoolMuziq

    Tyler doesn't need to do anything but keep writing,directing,& producing for his number #1 drama "Haves and The Haves Nots" Then deposit his million dollar checks in his half a billion bank account. HATER!

  • NicoleZee

    Madea's Family Reunion and For Colored Girls were really good, as well as Good Deeds. He's not a bad director/actor, he just needs to be proud of being gay and stop trying to hide it! Some of his movies are okay though.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    As long as the money goes to help flood victims.... I don't care.

  • hottlanta

    This one woman in the ATL doesn't care if he is gay or not. I ain't sleeping with him. If he was chasing puzzy and having babies all over the place folks would be complaining. He is chasing money. We need to watch the men who are chasing puzzy 24/7 those are the one's who are gay. They will screw anything and anybody to get a nut. If Tyler was one of those poor people in a shelter folks would not be fighting over his sexuality and claim him as one of them. They will be like we good and we don't care. Everyone wants a piece of the rich pie and stake a claim of ownership.

  • hottlanta

    How is Tyler coming outta the closet gonna help someone else's life better. How can other people be territorial over someone else's sexuality.

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Matthew 6:1-4King James Version (KJV)

    1 Take heed that ye do not your good deeds before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven.

    2 Therefore when thou doest thine good deeds, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

    3 But when thou doest good deeds, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth:

    4 That thine good deeds may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly.

  • hottlanta

    The poor hate the rich. He complained about Tyler but ain't said nothing about the sweet land deal that Nathan Deal got once he was in office. He said nothing about how the Republicans are making an all out effort to make life better for black folks since they were trying to buy black folks out of their homes for that beltline project to bring white folks back to the downtown area. The guy resigned last month because they were suppose to make over 7000 affordable housing units and only did 500. Where is the money.

  • NicoleZee

    Having an opinion is NOT hating. Tyler Perry is NOT Steven Spielberg or George Lucas darling! Most A-list actors are NOT dying to work with Tyler Perry. Do you think George Clooney would ever do a movie with his goofy closeted behind??? Naw!!! Now miss me with the bullshit. Learn how to have discussions without being an asshole. I did not say anything rude to YOU, so take your nasty ass attitude somewhere else. You need prayer, professional help, and a padded room. I really wish they would start putting more people like you in insane asylums instead of allowing loonies to roam free. I hope you get the help you need. But I don't have to worry about scum like you, I can just BLOCK you!!!! Take care.

  • NicoleZee

    People should be honest about who they truly are. It's kind of unethical when you look at it when someone is lying or hiding something. People are looking up to these celebs who live closeted lifestyles and do wrong every day of the week. I just say be who you are. Whether you are gay, a hooker, drug addict, or whatever. Why lie??? I just get tired of people being phony. It is not our business, true, but when a person decides to become a celeb, a public figure, or any kind of leader, they have to realize that their lives will constantly be put under a microscope. I just believe in being honest and authentic. That's all.

  • HalleMerry

    Don't you DARE complain if you still support this Coon! I've NEVER supported this DL MF!!! Ugh!!!

  • Wreckognize Game

    Upvote ? X infinity

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    People don't understand logistics involved. sometimes folks want to help but have to get a set plan in place. They needed everything you said at the church to shelter people . They need supplies, staff, all kinds of resources . It's also important to be willing, patient, and loving.

  • Connie

    Well, DAMN GINA!

  • hottlanta

    Him choosing not to say anything is his authentic self. He don't have to personally please you or anyone else. It is just amazing how deep people are feeling some kind of way as if they want him to talk to them personally. He OWE us nothing. That is between him and the person he is with.

  • NicoleZee

    He might be down low, but some of his movies are good. I just don't understand when folks put him on some pedestal as if Hollywood actually cares, because they don't. I guess people like him and Queen Latifah are somewhat embarrassed to discuss their personal lives or their sexuality. It is his business, but I wouldn't be lying about who I am when someone could very well expose him in a bad way. Nothing wrong with being gay, but why lie about it??? I guess people are just different. I would never have a problem saying I'm straight and prefer penis, so why be embarrassed or ashamed that you prefer the same sex??? Weird. Their business, their lives I guess.

  • hottlanta

    Then you know someone will have a cellphone looking for internet fame saying we been here for 2 days with no food or clothes. Then folks who are complaining and ain't gave a dollar for nothing will be saying where is the food to feed those people. He let those people come in there knowing good and well he didn't have a plan in place to feed/cloth them.

  • NicoleZee

    I guess. These celebs should be careful though, you see what happened to Bobby Valentino and Tyga, although they are Z-list celebs. If these dummies are trying to have a closeted lifestyle, they sure do pick the dumbest people to be with knowing that they could be exposed at any time. Sad.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    People in other shelters are are complaining that they are eating hotdogs . Someone brought a small amount of food to the volunteers that were at the shelter to show appreciation . They couldn't help everyone at the shelter but they said let me help the ines volunteering . Well people said that wasn't fair the volunteers should eat the same as the shelter residents. I would just be glad I was alive, safe, with my family and had food for everybody. Sighhhh

  • hottlanta

    Bobby Valentino is just like the kind of men I described. He wants to get his dyck sucked by any means necessary. I don't get wrapped up in celebrity lies I got my own life to worry about.

  • hottlanta

    That is what I am talking about. So they are saying the volunteers are looking down on them because they got a better plate of food than the people in the shelters.

  • NicoleZee

    I had to say it. I'm sick of mentally ill and deranged people who refuse to get help. I can't stand rude nasty attitudes, people like that need Xanax or something. And if you tell someone they need help, they always get offended. It really is sad. Going to therapy SAVED my life, nothing I am ashamed of. That's why I can tell when someone needs help because I went through all that shit and I survived, praise the Lord! I really commend psychologists, therapists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, etc. They deserve gold medals; they really do have their jobs cut out for them.

  • hottlanta

    Exactly. His sex life is his sex life. People would hate it id folks was all up in theirs. People have tried to say that about me because I made a decision to keep my personal life to myself because it gets tooooo crowded when you let other folks in.

  • NicoleZee

    Hollywood is one big prostitution and drug ring, I say it all the time. Every celeb it seems is either on drugs, pays for sex, or gets paid for sex. A crying damn shame. Parents really need to a better job with this next generation. I refuse to allow my son to ever embarrass me or my mom. I went through too much hell bringing him into the world! I'm not having it, no way!!!

  • NicoleZee

    What about people with food allergies and medical issues, I wonder is anyone assisting them??? Prayers for everyone. So sad. I have a huge barrel load of food allergies, so I can't even imagine what food allergy sufferers from the hurricane are going through.

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  • HalleMerry

    LMMFAO!!!?

  • Lorrie Irby Jackson

    He's tax-exempt and the church gets money from citizens, so he shouldn't have qualms about serving those people. Osteen has the means and connections to make it work. Joel is good.

  • Anunnaki

    Chile some folks don't even truly believe in the book that they carry. Bible verses are just that, rehearsed lines in a book, that folks feel compelled to say. When there is no other logical answer....***this not directed to u love, just speaking in general*** folks really believe Tyler and Joel really has the holy spirit....fcking laughable....lol

  • HalleMerry

    I did watch the one with Sanaa Lathan cheating on her man with a white guy,it was good,but I REFUSE to watch his baffonery flicks!

  • hottlanta

    If folks lived by the word, Red Lobster would be out of business. We are not supposed to be eating shellfish.

  • Oretta Grace Smith

    Ole Joel is STILL wrong either way Tyler puts it. Tyler don't have enough money to buy Joel's character!!! Still Nigga in Jay-Z's voice!

  • yup yup

    Well said.

  • OvertheMississippi

    IDGAF! Not my hard-earned money!

  • Passion

    My friend watches HAHN and complains that the whole season is supposedly taken place in the same night! It moves very slow!

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    I thought about that.... I don't know. The food is donated so it must be so hard on everyone. You have those that don't want to be picky yet they would truly get sick if they ate certain things. First you just want to get to safety , then you have these matters to worry over. Food allergies can be life or death so I understand the concern. Many people are advised to pack their medicines and take them with them if possible so hopefully some have them. It takes a long time to recover from this type of devastation.

  • Passion

    J.O. will be asking those flood victim's for tithes once they get their FEMA $$. Just wait....?

  • Anunnaki

    Checkmate...lol

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Basically they think the volunteers are keeping the good for themselves and feeding them hot dogs and chips. When the reality is they are feeding them what willeither stretch, what has been donated or a combination of both. The food that was being eaten by the volunteers was donated specifically to them. Hopefully hey will ignore the negativity and keep volunteering.

  • BacktolurkingIgo

    He did it to help the clown with the flood victims at his church. Bless all whom are helping and not criticising those who are however they chose to do so.

  • Queen B

    Ok the church needs money to help the victims wtf is the problem ppl are so damn messy and petty

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Joel only opened the doors of that church because of that social media backlash!

  • hottlanta

    I am still laughing at how Dump gonna donate 1 millions dollars when each time he goes on his vacation weekend it costs us 3 millions dollars. He is even charging his own job the federal government $60,000.00 per cart so the Secret Service can follow him around. Ain't nobody got a problem with that donation.

  • hottlanta

    Remember when Christians used the Bible to justify their right to hold black folks as slaves. They read that verse "Slave be humble to your master and treat him the same way you treat me." We take bits and pieces to satisfy our purpose.

  • http://ebonynsweet.com Ebony N’ Sweet

    Dummies like Tyler Perry is the reason why Joel Osteen is currently living in a 20 million dollar mansion.

  • Noirluv45

    "Many accused Perry of attention-seeking behavior and inserting himself into the heated debate over self-serving evangelists. What do you think?"

    I concur.

  • AJ

    You are welcome. These are the people that should be commended, not false "profit" (misspelling on purpose) Osteen. I know that's TP's money, but I hate that he did that.

  • lilli lilian

    I highly doubt people rescued from flooding cars, roofs, freeways, etc really cared if there was food, water, supplies or staff in place, people trying to live not eat and turn up in a church shelter. Osteen or anybody else using the reason of no staff or resources should feel ashamed. You don't need to set a plan in place to unlock some doors and help people NOT drown. Mattress Mac and Hilton Furniture didn't have staff and resources, they just had dry/safe havens. Providing a dry/safe place takes zero planning, especially when the road is clear enough for you to get there. I doubt anybody put having food and resources as their top priority when they were trying to escape flooded cars and homes.The priority should have been to get people out of the water. I mean seriously, who would put the logistics of gathering staff and resources before getting people out of the flood water. Once the water settles then start worrying about the "logistics," but while the rain is falling and flooding, if your church is safe, just open the doors, ain't nobody worried about eating. sleeping or tearing up your stuff while in the middle of a disaster.

  • KcoolMuziq

    That's because Tyler writes ALL the scripts for ALL of his shows. One season he wrote 90 SCRIPTS by HIMSELF.

    Give him a break! The show is still the TOP rated show on OWN. Not to mention he directs & produces ALL of them.

  • lilli lilian

    There's plenty of shelters that have decent food. In areas that are accessible HEB Pantry has been taking their food truck to shelters to provide hot meals, in the schools that have clear roads the cafeteria staff have been coming in to cook meals, and volunteers have been taking hot meals to shelters. Sure some shelters may be suffering, but a lot of shelters have good people bringing them warm meals

  • KcoolMuziq

    PLEASE block me. U would be doing me a favor.

    U mentioned George Clooney as an example? Lol if only U knew.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Blacks are just like that. A naturally nosey race.

  • KcoolMuziq

    U have the NERVE to mention the lord? Smh

  • hottlanta

    This is not a rescue competition between Mattress Mack and Olsten as to who did what first and the quickness. He already had furniture and stuff in place where it is already set up like a home where people could come in and get some rest. Olsten had a church not set up like a home where people cold get some rest. Don't you think for once when those people got out of the water they were hungry wanted something to eat and wanted to go to sleep. The logistics of a rescue is having someplace for folks to eat/sleep and go to the bathroom. The Red Cross always think of logistics of gathering staff and resources before getting them out of the flood water. I stand by what I said had those folks been there for 2/3 days without nothing to eat folks would be complaining as to where is the food and why does he have those people there if they don't have anything to eat. He will get ripped apart again. This not a weekend at Bernie's. This is on a much larger scale. Those people gonna be there for weeks until the logistics for them to have somewhere else to live is finalized.

  • hottlanta

    Can't control your son life, especially when he gets grown and has his own place. Can't run his house and yours. Kids do the things we detest and ain't nothing we as parents can do about. He will live for himself not you nor your mom and that is a reality we parents have to accept.

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  • hottlanta

    Here, here. Why do people act as if they block you, you won't have no mo friends. They feel they are in control of something. WOW!!! Our lives go beyond this board. I am glad Perry is showing the man I don't need you to make my money. Glad he owns all of his stuff instead of dry wealth faking like he own stuff then when he dies we find out he owned nothing. He ain't losing sleep over no George Clooney. It is just amazing how people are going crazy and so passionate over someone else's sex life as if they want them for themselves.

  • ?Royalty?

    Ummmm, that's not true and here is the bible verse.

    1 Timothy 4:4-5 Everything created by God is good and nothing is too be rejected if it is received with thanks giving. For it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.

  • ?Royalty?

    Amen.

  • the guest

    Tyler Perry was sexually abused as a child and lives his life in the struggle of his sexuality not being natural but born of his abuse.

    He doesn't need to "come out". He has been very vocal about being abused and how abuse affects young black men and that should be enough for us. The black community needs to focus on protecting young black people from the potential of sexual abuse.

    All I know is Joel Osteen writes good books and great Facebook quotes. He's not God, just take his inspirational words for exactly what they are inspirational words that lift the spirit when having one of those days. Obviously uplifting words are worth tithes to a lot of people in this hating and cruel world. He doesn't cheat on his wife, he doesn't embezzle, and he gives what people pay for, inspiration. Few people know this but his wife writes good children's books.

    Not defending a delay in flood relief, but looking back on the Superdome travesty I imagine Lakewood Church had to logistically come to terms in a crisis and devise taking on the call of giving thousands of victims sanctuary in the safest, sanitary, and most stable manner.

    Lakewood Church is a legitimate place of refuge for Harvey survivors and donations are actually helping the victims. Unlike Red Cross that lined their pockets with Katrina funds and Haiti Funds.

  • Malai

    I agree!

  • lilli lilian

    I lost interest at "this is not a rescue competition," it may not be a rescue competition to a person not over here experiencing this madness, but let me tell you it was a mad rescue competition for my mothers co-worker when her and her family were suddenly in a dark and flooded house having to wave down a boat. The priority was not to drown, it wasn't which shelter has food and cots. If your body/brain is able to still focus on food and sleep when in a disaster then nice for you, but for some of us we lose our appetite and need to sleep when we don't know what's going on around us. I felt sick with sleepiness but I stayed awake peaking out the window for 3 days/nights scared of what could happen. If you think it's more important to leave people in the rain underneath a gas station or on a roof because there's no food or cots inside then hey, do you.

  • Rikki Tavi

    Thank you

  • Rikki Tavi

    Thank you for saying that, the volunteers are experiencing the same thing, they lost their homes too. If you look at the pictures from the super dome those folks were just hanging out, they could have organized themselves and help keep the place clean. The church is not set up to be a long term solution, no showers, no food, no cooks, no nurses or doctors, no FEMA folk to assist with paperwork...it takes time to work all of that out, there is more to it than just opening the doors and letting folk in. Even the seats there are not made to be moved, they are permanently affixed to the fools, not a good way to sleep in stadium seats.

  • Rikki Tavi

    Amen! Well said!

  • Rikki Tavi

    Tell that to those who made the decision to house folk at the super dome...that place is still a mess and no one cared about keeping it clean or at the least cleaning up after themselves. All you heard were complaints from those who were given a safe dry space to wait out the storm.

  • Rikki Tavi

    You would think they would be grateful for getting a free hotdog! People are something else.

  • Rikki Tavi

    Don't forget some of those volunteers are I. The same boat, they lost everything too..yet folk are complaint. Really sad.

  • KcoolMuziq

    I won't lose any sleep if she blocks me. She's not paying my bills.
    I just can't understand why people are so worried about Tyler's sexuality. He's not the only black man that has dressed as a woman for comedy. He has every right to live his life privately with no explanations. Blacks are the only race that gets off on who they think it's gay.It's way more important things in this world to worry about.

  • Anunnaki

    Chilllleeeee what u saying whewwwwwwww so right, they also believe they should be content in being poor. Cause it easier for a camel to enter the eye of a needle than a rich man to get in to heaven.....****sigh*****??

  • Anunnaki

    The rich will always give to the rich , never do u hear celebrity's say I think I'll give 500k to 3 of my followers at random to split. Or just pick any human and say what city u live in. Oh ok ,go find u a house for about 300k And consider it paid for. They give to each other and keep it in the rich family, if they do give 100k, it has to be split between 100 thousand people.... but oh well.... '?

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Yes some volunteers are in the same situation. This is going to get worse before it gets better , yet it's going to get better. I'm praying for every family . These children and the elderly break my heart the most .

  • Layah Jhene

    You could never put me in my place. Don't be mad cause I called you out on your hypocrisy. Your sell out ass ain't no different than Tyler. Y'all both kiss the White man's ass.

  • hottlanta

    It is a shame that folks worry about Tyler sex life instead of him hiring BLACK people that Hollywood wouldn't think about hiring.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    The persons/people that complained had received two hotdogs on buns , a bag of chips, baked beans , and a dessert I believe . They also received a drink . The volunteers had been brought a pasta dish like goulash . Charities and different places like the school cafeteria are working things out now I'm sure. However at first some shelters had a mixture of donations and were trying to feed more people than expected . I think they did the best they could and still are hopefully. This is going to take some time to really work out.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    First of all why house them there if his place was in danger of flooding. Now it didn't flood but that would have been idiotic to have them all go to the church initially then if it flooded they would have to move again. Second of all whomin their right mind , Christian or not would just open the doors and say come on in . I wouldn't if it held one hundred or 10,000 I would have people that I knew and trusted in place to open the doors and serve the people. In addition they needed food , water and beds too , some of the people may be disabled , children, pregnant women, that needed a bed and food. They didn't know how long they would be there so logistically they needed a best and worst case scenerio . They have people in place to feed them, possibly diapers , a way to bathe , toiletries, water and more. Plus I am positive they will receive more donations whether we think he deserves it or the church does it or not. As I said I don't care as long as it's used on the people in need and in the church for shelter. There is nothing wrong with assessing the situation and making a decision . I pray for peace to every person in a shelter or shelter type situation.

  • the guest

    Agreed. A trust and scholarship fund must be set up for that beautiful baby clinging to her mother. Lest not forget there are also thousands of homeless children in that church. That money is for the people not Osteen and that money is going to what deeds that can be seen shelter, food, clothing, social work, pastoral counseling not just donations going into a fund somewhere like the Red Cross. Osteen has been immeasurably blessed in his ministry and now God is calling him to the test. I hope they see the full potential here to not only rebuild lives but empower people and change lives.

  • the guest

    Talking about taking us back I completely forgot about D Alan Grier preacher on Living Color. I feel you. I'm just glad these the Harvey survivors are not in a Superdome.

  • the guest

    I do agee.

  • NicoleZee

    Very true. Well said. But I can still kick his ass if needed. Hell, I'm grown and I know if I disrespect my mom or do something extremely deplorable she will bury me if needed. LOL! These southern old school mama's don't play that :)!!!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    He actually donated a million to Red Cross, and after talking to Joel Osteen to get his side of the story, he allocated $250,000 of the million to his church to help the victims of the Harvey. He also helped a young lady, who lost everything in Katrina, and again in Harvey.

  • ThottyPippen

    I see some of ya'll still defending Joel with every fiber of your being. I guess.

  • the guest

    Amen.

  • imasaneperson

    The Bible is still a lie, NOT TRUE, fake, phony. Because some people want to believe in fairy tales does not make them true. I'm glad they're finally, after being shamed, helping the people. That still does not make the bible true. in fact the obvious clues that the bible is NOT TRUE are right there in the Bible. YES they are right there in the book itself. But people get so brainwashed indoctrinated into it that they read the words but don't even see that it just revealed that the Bible is not true. Truly brainwashed lemmings.

  • IndaHOUSE

    His money,why are we bothered?..

  • YellowSauce

    people are always bothered by what other people do with their money ....

  • Nina Ross

    Or him being a Christian tranny in he big screen...

  • Nina Ross

    Coons will always do damage control

  • Irmone Leger

    I thought God said "what the right hand does the left hand do not need to know" Why did he have to devolge his donation to the church?

  • MRiGOThim

    I was thru with Tyler when he laid hands on that "WALRUS in a SUIT" a.k.a T.D. Jakes

  • Guest©

    No shade hottlanta but the restriction of shellfish is old testament. Paul wrote in Romans 14:14, New Living Translation
    I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong.

  • Guest©

    Yes and also, Romans 14;14, New Living Translation
    I know and am convinced on the authority of the Lord Jesus that no food, in and of itself, is wrong to eat. But if someone believes it is wrong, then for that person it is wrong.

  • hottlanta

    The word is not to be argued just like the word is also just a book of stories.Show me where the Bible says if a person waits to have sex after marriage that person will not go through heartbreak and drama and will never get divorced.

  • Guest©

    Im confused at the point you are trying to make. If you are not a believer i wonder why you refernce the Bible.

  • hottlanta

    My statement is plain and simple. Just answer the question. Whenever long winded bible thumpers can't answer a simple question they avoid it. Just show me a verse that says if a couple waited to have sex after a marriage they will never get divorced. I don't have to PROVE my love of GOD to you. A relationship with God is personal.

  • Guest©

    You are rather presumptuous, smh. I replied to your comment regarding shellfish. I replied with NT scripture which is the current authority. You replied asking a question that I cannot sincerely comprehend. In your mind the question is clear but I'm confused because we were discussing Apple's and you are discussing oranges. At any rate, have a blessed nite?

  • Nina Ross

    Red Cross is a scam too

  • Tr

    Sure that doesn't describe you???

  • Tr

    Whatever makes you feel better about your 'situation'!!

  • ?Royalty?

    Exactly!

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    That is some interesting (though backwards) thinking going on. If you decide to actually read it, don't do as those who desire to be blinded. Remember context applies to the Bible as well. However, even the Bible talks about those who would come in and try to mislead others (crooked, self-serving religious leaders)

  • SmithyPooh

    Now that the doors are open it costs money to feed and provide for all those victims. Allow Tyler to spend as he will.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    All of these organizations are scams, so that's nothing new.

  • B Zandaz

    I don't see the problem he wasn't obligated to anyone but the members of his church.... The church was open before the storm..... Folks don't want nothing to do with GOD or HIS House until something bad happens then they run and criticize the church if it doesn't move when they say...Get outta here with that gahbage.......