TV Pastor Joel Osteen Denounces Christianity and Calls it Quits-Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Postings on social media and YouTube videos have gone viral on the World Wide Web alleging that Texas megapastor Joel Osteen has renounced his Christian faith and stepped down from the pulpit.
This is an elaborate hoax according to an April 8, 2013 article by the Houston Chronicle.
The article said, “Whoever devised the elaborate hoax didn’t just stop at a fake church website – http://www.joelostenministries.com/ – which is almost identical to the genuine Joel Osteen Ministries website – http://www.joelosteen.com/.”
Osteen is the pastor of the non-denominational Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. Church officials told reporters that they are aware of the hoax and have declared it to be false.