The internet is not here for Joel Osteen driving a $325K Ferrari
Joel Osteen is, once again, trending on social media. And not for a good reason, of course.
Pictures of the Lakewood Church pastor's Ferrari appeared on Twitter on Sunday after he was reportedly seen driving the $325,000 vehicle.
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It didn't take long for the comments to start rolling in.
"Joel Osteen got $4.4 million in forgivable PPP loans / Pays nothing in taxes / Drives a $325,000 Ferrari / Closed the doors of his church to those in need after a hurricane / You’re a false prophet who reaps false profits @JoelOsteen," said a Twitter user by the name of Lindy Lu.
Shockingly, Osteen is no fan favorite. He reportedly has a $100 million net worth, so driving a Ferrari isn't really far off brand for him.
But what does seem far off is a man of God refusing to open his church doors to the community who helped him acquire his wealth when they were dealing with the fallout of Hurricane Harvey in 2017.
It's also quite disgusting that his church received $4.4 million in Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds, which the Houston Business Journal's Chris Mathews reported was the third-highest amount handed out in Houston in July and August.
My personal favorite is the flashy preacher going on the "Today Show" to promote his book and tell viewers “Don’t focus on what you have or don’t have" in order to live a peaceful life. I mean, really?
While Osteen hasn't made any direct remarks about FerrariGate, he did tweet Monday morning that, "Greatness doesn’t come from people; it comes from God. Yes, our natural fathers influence us, they teach us what they know, but your gifts, talents, favor come from your Father in heaven. What He’s spoken over your life will come to pass."