Joel Osteen caught some bad press behind Hurricane Harvey. These pieces continue the pattern I’ve seen over the years, that no one reports anything he’s actually said.
From the minimal exposure I’ve had over the years to his expressions, I have the impression that I’ve got much affinity for his teaching. But I sure don’t have time to go out of my way to listen to him or read his works; I’ve got my hands full understanding and practicing my own beliefs. I have no need to become one of his followers.
On the other hand, I can’t evaluate his teaching if no one reports what he actually says. And the mainstream press is steadfastly unwilling to do that.