Internet turns Joel Osteen into the meme he was always meant to be

Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen‘s ministry has gone viral, but not in the way he’d like.

Since Hurricane Harvey rained down destruction on the Houston area, Osteen’s initial failure to open his church’s doors to flood victims quickly became a trending topic on social media.

When called out, Osteen claimed that “safety issues” prevented him from using the church as a shelter, then he said it was because the city never asked. “If they would have asked us to become a shelter early on, we would have prepared for it,” he told the Today show on Wednesday.

But the excuses didn’t do him any good and the memes because circulating with a furor.

Below are a few examples:

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.