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Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:31 AM

Televangelist Joel Osteen Closes Off Church To Hurricane Victims

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Reply Televangelist Joel Osteen Closes Off Church To Hurricane Victims (Original post)
Quixote1818 Aug 29 OP
applegrove Aug 29 #1
Quixote1818 Aug 29 #2
dchill Aug 29 #3
applegrove Aug 29 #4
SergeStorms Aug 29 #14
Moostache Aug 29 #15
SergeStorms Aug 30 #18
chillfactor Aug 29 #5
applegrove Aug 29 #6
Bladewire Aug 29 #7
Doug the Dem Aug 29 #8
Bladewire Aug 29 #9
heaven05 Aug 29 #16
DFW Aug 29 #10
MFM008 Aug 29 #11
FreeState Aug 29 #12
Skittles Aug 29 #13
heaven05 Aug 29 #17

Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:33 AM

1. They say they will take people in the church.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:39 AM

2. He only did that after all the public shaming


He's a fucking scumbag!

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:40 AM

3. Who'd a thunk it?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 12:53 AM

4. Yes.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 05:36 AM

14. Is there a means test.....

to be able to enter his opulent palace of the lord, or can everyone benefit from this tax exempt facade of foolishness?

He seems like the type of guy who wouldn't want just anyone entering "his" enormous "church". Charlatans like him are the reason I abhor organized religion. Any "church" which has spent it's monetary donations on the acquisition of worldly, wealthy affectations should be subject to taxation, in my opinion.

Every "church" should be made to keep detailed books of money taken in, and money spent on helping those in need. Like any other charity, a "church" that spends an inordinate amount of money on "fundraising" or "administrative costs" should get a low rating, and a visit from the IRS. When a "church" becomes nothing more than a personal piggy bank for an unscrupulous conman, then it's time for HEAVY taxation. These people are no more a "man of god" than I am. They're gaming a system that's ripe for the picking, and playing upon the fears of it's parishioners to enrich themselves, and nothing more.

Religion is a racket. Look at the wealth the Vatican, Scientology, and just about ANY major "religious" denomination has amassed. Is THAT what religion is supposed to be about? I'd dearly love to see this major league jackass hoisted on his own petard, and I get the feeling it'll happen to this clown, just like it has to the rest of the "men of god" of his ilk that came before him.

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Response to SergeStorms (Reply #14)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 09:16 AM

15. I agree 100%

If these money making scams want to enrich individuals and specific families, then TAX them and tax them at the individual rates with NO DEDUCTIONS...a non-profit "church" should be required to show their donations and net-zero worth annually to retain a tax-free status. After all, the tax-free rationale is because they are soooooo charitable, right?

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Response to Moostache (Reply #15)

Wed Aug 30, 2017, 04:46 AM

18. The churches.....

have so abused and misused their tax free status it's a joke, but the government won't go NEAR a church since their legal run-ins with scientology. There SHOULD be some means test to see if they're an actual church, or a money making scheme for amassing personal or "church owned" wealth. Religions with BILLIONS in assets are NOT CHURCHES OR RELIGIONS! These shysters are laughing at the government that protects them and their precious "religions" and are amassing wealth beyond belief. It's past time to crack down on these criminals.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 01:27 AM

5. I have never had any use for Osteen..

He lives in luxury at the expense of his congregation.......he is no more a Christian than the devil is.

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Response to chillfactor (Reply #5)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 01:59 AM

6. 60 Minutes did a story on him years ago and asked if he should be enriching himself

if he leads a Christian church.

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Response to applegrove (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:49 AM

7. Here's the 60 minutes piece (video)

 

He's a scumbag

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Response to Bladewire (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:02 AM

8. "the right people"

 

Odd: my dog just started barking for no reason.

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Response to Doug the Dem (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:09 AM

9. It's a sign...

 



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Response to Bladewire (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:06 PM

16. will at the entrance to heaven

god say to him when he pleads his case, "lord I preached in your name, will the christian god tell this scammer son of a ...." "I know you not"...

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:10 AM

10. Well, DUH

What, was there anyone out there who still was under the impression that he was a true Christian or something?

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:16 AM

11. A CON

Just like DON.
Jesus should slap the money changers and false prophets down.

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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 03:20 AM

12. The Mormon Church is not letting people stay in their buildings either

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Response to FreeState (Reply #12)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 04:09 AM

13. mosques are


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Response to Quixote1818 (Original post)

Tue Aug 29, 2017, 02:08 PM

17. behind closed doors

he's probably just 'A Face in the Crowd' type of guy...

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