Joel Osteen, the pastor of a Houston-area "megachurch", will take people in after it received criticism for allegedly shutting its doors amid Hurricane Harvey.
Emily Timbol, an author who has written critically about homophobic views among conservative Christians, tweeted: "It doesn't make sense why you're not opening up your mega church to house Houston citizens, help me understand that".
It has been reported on Twitter by people living in the Houston area that Joel Osteen has closed Lakewood Church due to flooding. But many Houstonians took to Twitter to post pictures of the Church from outside, while others questioned Osteen's decision to keep the church doors closed and not use his vast network to actively organise relief efforts. Taking in a crowd of storm refugees over the weekend would've been unsafe, though Iloff maintained that the church's doors have always been open.
He has also authored numerous books and his broadcasts from the Lakewood Church in Houston each Sunday reaching more than 100 million homes in the United States and millions more in 100 countries around the world.
The televangelist pastor has a massive congregation - so much so that his "Lakewood Church" in Houston is a 16,800-seat arena that was once the Compaq Center. Notable, Lakewood Church was not among the listing of shelters. Speaking to The New York Post, Iloff continues to imply that the poor and unwashed would be better off relying on government assistance, saying the George R. Brown Convention Center "has everything inside there". It was clear from the photos that the church remained unscathed by flooding.
A woman was helped inside an ambulance before screaming: "I hate you, f*** you, I hate you... not my baby girl". Police have interviewed both parents and specialist officers will interview the girl's three brothers today.
The one bit of solace the Cleveland Cavaliers can take is that he does not need surgery to fix his hip, according to Mass Live . The injury to Thomas's hip was well known, however, this report suggests that the injury is worse than the Cavs were expecting.
Apple will reportedly host an event to unveil the phones, along with a new Apple Watch and 4K Apple TV in about two weeks. This buyback authorization allows the iPhone maker to purchase up to 6.5% of its shares through open market purchases.
Newman Dignan And Sheerar Inc owns 0.14% invested in Gilead Sciences, Inc . (NASDAQ: GILD ) rating on Friday, February 12. Of those analysts, 7 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 9 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell.
Her three siblings were home at the time of the shooting and a male relative has been taken for questioning, police confirmed. A man inside the house was heard screaming 'she's dead. she's shot herself, ' according to The Daily Telegraph .
India and China regularly have small skirmishes, though there has not been a bullet fired between the two countries in decades. The Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, however, vowed to continue to patrol the disputed area, according to Chinese media.
Trump's homeland security adviser Tom Bossert attempted to explain the contradiction in an interview with ABC News. As CNSNews.com previously reported , Trump threatened to shut down the government over border wall funding.
Police said Monday that investigators exhuming and analyzing more bodies had since found evidence of scores of additional murders. His confession led the police to launch Kardio- a special forensic investigation to determine the cause of death of the patients.
And I'm like 'I can only pick up one of you. "Now, the phase isn't going away!" "She's like, 'We're having a tea party, Mom". Kardashian, whose husband Kanye West has hinted at a 2020 run for office, was profiled by Janet Mock for the feature story.
The Rangers play 81 games at home, and by late September, they'll be eliminated from playoff contention in the American League. But MLB announced that it has not yet determined a location for the Mets-Astros series.
Some people I know in Texas made a pinhole camera so they could watch the eclipse through it, and set the grass on fire. She wanted to hear NASA's expert commentary on the event and also see the images from different parts of the country.
So we can assume the stark message above was intended for people who did not leave in the face of the warning. Meanwhile, more than 17,000 people are seeking refuge in Texas shelters, the American Red Cross said .
NJ Won't Hold Sandy Votes Against Texas, Christie Says
Trump said in a speech in Arizona last week that if Congress doesn't include money for the wall, he'll shut down the government . And amid all these these potentially contentious budget conversations is Trump's push for a wall between the US and Mexico.
House Democrats Vote Down School Funding Bill
Opponents of the TRUST Act say it makes IL a sanctuary state and puts the state at risk for losing federal law enforcement grants. Evelyn Sanguinetti says the bill does not transform IL into a sanctuary state but instead keeps violent criminals behind bars.
Coffee Consumption Is Associated With Lower Risk Of Death
The participants were 37 years old, on average, at the start of the study and were followed for approximately 10 years. The new study suggests that it could reduce the chance of early death from all causes - by as much as two thirds.
Art Briles lands new coaching job with CFL team
He was promoted to head coach on Saturday after former head coach Kent Austin resigned following an 0-8 start this season. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats announced Monday they have hired Briles to serve as their assistant head coach for offense.
ACLU challenges Trump's transgender service member ban
Like numerous other plaintiffs, Stone disclosed his transgender status following the Obama administration's change in policy. Cathrine Schmid, who has served for more than 12 years and is stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord south of the city.
Counter protesters claim victory in Berkeley demonstrations
Videos appeared on the web showing a peaceful protest in Berkeley that was attacked by people wearing black clothing and masks. Later in the day, protesters converged on Berkeley's Ohlone Park, where the protest eventually subsided and disbanded.
Fitbit announces Ionic smartwatch and Flyer headphones
Anyone with a bit of coding savvy will be able to create their own clock faces and apps from a web-based platform. The Ionic also supports interchangeable bands, with the company offering Sport, Leather, and Classic options.
Naby Keita Reportedly to Join Reds Next Summer
The fee will break the club's transfer record, which was set earlier this summer with the £36.9m signing of Mohamed Salah. The deal will surpass the £35 million club record fee the Merseyside club paid Newcastle to sign Andy Carroll.