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April 2014


Joel Osteen Makes Millions off Prosperity Gospel: Does Little for the Poor

Joel Osteen has been on television stations and in bookstores for years as the “smiling preacher.”  Osteen has built and empire through a method of Gospel that does not focus on condemnation or hate; a direct contrast with Christian Right leaders such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.  Osteen’s message has attacked huge audiences over the the last several years.  His Lakewood Church has over 43,000 seats filled each week and his Television program is broadcast nationwide.  Osteen has strong appeal to many religious Americans because of his happy attitude, less focus on culture war issues, and his promise that God takes care of those who believe. Continue Reading