Tyler Perry Donates $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief and defends Joel Osteen

Perry is also donating $250,000 to Beyoncé’s pastor, Rudy Rasmus.

Tyler PerryTyler Perry donated $1 million towards Hurricane Harvey relief, and he’s giving $250,000 of that to Lakewood Church pastor Joel Osteen.

Two days ago the Houston megachurch pastor Joel Osteen was criticised of his response to Harvey’s flooding after he initially did not open Lakewood Church, which can seat at least 16,000, to evacuees.

Perry, who explained his actions on a Facebook video described Osteen and his wife, Victoria, as “amazing people” and said “there’s no way that they would lock people out of the church or not let people seek shelter.”

“There were some safety concerns, and I spoke to them on the phone, and it all made perfect sense to me,” Perry explained. “So, before you just run and judge someone real quick, you need to know the whole circumstances.”

Perry is also donating $250,000 to Beyoncé’s pastor, Rudy Rasmus.

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