Joel Osteen

Joel Osteen defended his decision not to provide shelter to Hurricane Harvey victims in Houston until he was shamed into opening his massive Lakewood Church late Tuesday.

Osteen, 52, defended his actions in an interview with the Today Show Wednesday morning. The prosperity preacher said the widespread flooding in Houston caused “safety issues” and the city didn’t ask him to open his doors.

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Hopewell Baptist Church

Donald Trump supporters raised over $150,000 to repair a black church that was set ablaze by arsonists in Greenville, MS late Tuesday.

Public donations to a Gofundme account set up for Hopewell Baptist Church far surpassed the original goal of $10,000.

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Rev. Peter Miqueli

Most churches collect tithes to pay salaries, utility bills, maintenance and repairs, the pastor’s Bentley payments, etc. Churches require their flock to voluntarily drop one tenth of their annual income into the collection plate.

Skeptical parishioners can demand an accurate accounting of where their tithes go if they suspect improper record keeping. That’s how parishioners discovered Rev. Peter Miqueli stole over $1 million from the collection plate to finance his fantasy homosexual lifestyle.

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Arson investigators in St. Louis are trying to determine who burned down 5 black churches in the St. Louis/Ferguson area.

Investigators say someone set fire to the New Life Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday. It was the fifth black church to go up in flames this month. A sixth church, which has a mixed-race congregation, was set ablaze on Sunday.

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