Tyler Perry Defends Joel Osteen Over Hurricane Harvey With Donation

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Tyler Perry added his weight at the back of the donations being despatched to help the ones suffering from Hurricane Harvey, pledging $1 million to reduction efforts in a statement posted on Facebook on Thursday. But Perry might be breaking that cash up, sending $250,000 to Beyonce’s Houston pastor Rudy Rasmus, $500,000 to undisclosed charities, and some other $250,000 to the Lakewood Church — the megachurch on the heart of the debate with televangelist Joel Osteen.

Perry and Osteen are pals consistent with Page Six and the Madea writer defended his determination on Facebook, mentioning that he spoke to Osteen in regards to the controversy after it exploded previous within the week:

“I do know that there’s been some controversy about Joel Osteen and him now not opening doorways of the church. Let me let you know one thing: Joel and Victoria are wonderful other people. There isn’t any means they’d lock other people out of the church and now not let other people in for refuge. There have been some protection considerations. I spoke to them at the telephone, and all of it made best sense to me so sooner than you simply run and pass judgement on any individual actually fast, you wish to have to understand the entire cases…

This million greenbacks, I’m breaking it up into quarters. I’m sending $250,000 to Lakewood to be sure that they are able to get all of the provides that folks want. I do know that they are going to, I do know needless to say that they are going to, as a result of that’s the type of particular person he’s.”