Joel Osteen Resigns Fake? The web was buzzing about Joel Osteen resigning from Lakewood Church in Houston and even walking away from Christianity all together. Thankfully, for anyone who was believing the rumors, we can say that they are 100% false and it was a complete hoax.
There were images of articles on CNN, Drudge Report and Yahoo News showing headlines announcing Osteen’s resignation but no links to click on if you actually wanted to go check it out.
The announcement appears to have originally stemmed from a WordPress blog named Joel Osteen Ministries and claiming that there was a statement released on the website for Joel Osten Ministries (notice the spelling of Osten).
“There is zero evidence the Bible is the holy word of God.”
“Halfway through his morning Sunday service he dropped to his knees and began crying, and then announced, ‘I am God! I am just as much a God as our Lord is!’ The 10,000 members in attendance appeared stunned,” the fake article claimed.
He goes on to say he is resigning from the church, which will continue in a “bare-bone fashion as we liquidate our assets and fulfill various financial obligations.”