Pastor Joel Osteen of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, has spoken out about the racial and religious tensions in America following the election of President Donald Trump in January, and said that the way forward is for people to become peacemakers.
“We would respect each other even when we don’t agree,” Osteen urged in an interview posted in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Wednesday. “Because we’re never going to all agree on everything, but I think we can still treat each other with respect.”
Osteen has the largest congregation in America, according to 2016 statistics from sources such as Church Growth Today, gathering 52,000 weekly attendees. Lakewood’s church membership is also diverse, composing of whites, African-Americans, Hispanics and others.
CLICK HERE to read story