Friday, December 3, 2021

'Bags and bags' of money found stashed in bathroom wall at Joel Osteen's megachurch

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: Oh my. Now how did that get in there? 

'Bags and bags' of money found stashed in bathroom wall at Joel Osteen's megachurch (Raw Story link): A plumbing repair at televangelist Joel Osteen's megachurch in Houston reportedly led to the discovery of "bags and bags" of cash and checks in a bathroom wall.

The discovery came several years after someone stole $600,000 in cash and checks from a safe at Osteen's Lakewood Church, according to a report from KRPC Channel 2. The station suggested that whoever stole the money in 2014 may have hidden it in the bathroom wall.

A plumber named Justin, who works for a large contractor, told the station he got a call about a loose toilet at the church on Nov. 10.

"Justin said he started working on the toilet and had to remove the tile and insulation," the station reports. "Once he removed the insulation, he discovered about 3,000 envelopes full of checks. Some had cash in it. Justin said he called the church’s maintenance supervisor and had to stay at the church for almost seven hours."  

Houston police investigators later questioned Justin and removed the rest of the wall, discovering "bags and bags" of money and checks.

"Justin said the church or HPD never thanked him or reached out to him about $25,000 reward money," the station reported, referring to the reward that was offered following the 2014 theft. "Justin said he even called Crime Stoppers about reward money, but never heard back. He even tried reaching out to Joel Osteen but hasn’t heard back."

Mod: Remember a year or so back when Osteen wouldn't allow the poor and homeless to shelter at his "church" during a hurricane? Maybe he feared they'd find his cash stash.

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34 comments:

  1. If church's like Osteen's racket were taxed, this would be tax evasion.

    So what is it now?

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    1. Somebody needs to check Joel's mattress.

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    2. I think of it as "televandalism".

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    3. They don’t give a Shit about Americans.

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    4. Maybe Joel stole his own money, hid it in a bathroom wall, and then called the insurance company and said he was robbed.

      Anyone have a better theory?

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    5. Justin the plumber, who is entitled to the $25,000 reward offered for finding the money, isn't getting his calls returned by Osteen's organization. Funny, that.

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    6. Osteen is so filthy rich he uses cash for insulation.

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    7. I’d call it “Highway to Heaven Grand Larceny”. It’s amazing how many people believe they can bribe their way into God’s good graces

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  2. All those prosperity "gospel" preachers live like it. Kenneth Copeland has a private airport on his property for his three jets. Benny Hinn, Joyce Meyer, et.al. have more money than they will ever need and spend it conspicuously too. Don't listen to those kind but learn about the TRUE Gospel (1 Corinthians 1-4) by reading for yourself in the Bible. KJV much preferred. Don't let the liars, deceivers and fakers poison your view of God. They will be judged. Let God judge them. Be responsible for your own lives and salvation.

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    1. But sir/maam what if i don't believe in god and don't believe they'll be judged by her, so how to hang my hat hoping they will get theirs, you know, justice.

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    2. Envision Christ smashing through the money changers at the temple...oh the wrath that should ensue over this anti-Christian prosperity gospel.

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  3. Another lying, narcissistic, ego manic who is a dangerous disgusting wolf who thinks he wears sheets clothing. He should be dressed in red with giant horns.

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  4. The Unemployment Rate Plummets To 4.2% Under Biden

    https://www.politicususa.com/2021/12/03/the-unemployment-rate-plummets-to-4-2-under-biden.html

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  5. I come from a long line of ministers. The combined tithing of all the churches they ever served would be a fraction of that guy's mega temple.

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    1. Tithing is simply welfare for people who fool others with inconsistent tales about the whims of magical and often angry sky gods conceived by frightened, superstitious bronze-age nomads.

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  6. Just like what Jesus would do! He was all about the money. Didn't he say "Blessed are the poor ... as long as they're poor because I fleeced my sheep so well?"

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  7. Mike Pence: I don’t believe the 2020 election was ‘stolen’

    https://deadstate.org/mike-pence-i-dont-believe-the-2020-election-was-stolen/

    Guess who won't be on Trump's ticket in 2024?

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  8. Joel O's a crook. All these crooks should be taxed.

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  9. You know, we bitch and complain about how the wealthy don't pay their fair share of taxes. I agree, but also, why isn't THIS conman taking care of the homeless, the hungry, the poor????? Why does he have millions while his "flock" goes without?? Religion is just a con job, and some people are a lot better at it than others, I guess!

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  10. Hmmmm seems to me the Plumber should get all that money he found it! But you know and I know it aint gonna happen. All I ever hear from these so called people of God is give until your broke.then I will bless you. All the dolts that throw there money at these phonies are just paying for the lavish lifestyle these so called people of God live. Its a long standing racket and some are none the wiser , Wake up people.

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    1. the money had been sitting there a long time. Must have been so much more elsewhere and about that somebody forgot they hid that chump change in the wall.

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    2. They should tear the place apart. Probably money hidden everywhere.

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    3. Treasure hunt!

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  11. Do not let ANY Communist Chinese aircraft over fly America, Stop them at all the Coast Airports.
    No Communist Chinese national may over fly America.
    Remove ALL communist chinese from the USA.
    These clowns can go pound sand.
    DHS eyes Chinese airline employees suspected of spying.
    Nontraditional collectors are individuals who are not employed by a country’s intelligence services but who gather information on behalf of a government or spy agency. U.S. officials have focused on Chinese students, academics and businessmen as potential nontraditional collectors.
    Liu Pengyu, a spokesperson for the Chinese Embassy in Washington, said: “It is extremely immoral and unfair for the U.S. to slander Chinese companies for spying on trumped-up charges. China always requires Chinese enterprises to strictly abide by local laws and regulations when doing business in foreign countries."

    https://news.yahoo.com/dhs-eyes-chinese-airline-employees-suspected-of-spying-195725473.html

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  12. The crooked, criminals of the GOP needs your money to pay this off?
    Sidney Powell, Lin Wood, 7 other pro-Trump lawyers ordered to pay Michigan $175,000 for 'Kraken' lawsuit.
    The lawyers have 30 days to pay Detroit $153,000 — $29,000 less than it had requested — and Michigan $22,000. Parker said she would pause the order if the lawyers appeal. One of them, Howard Kleinhendler — who also represents Powell — promised to "promptly appeal to the Sixth Circuit," and Wood again insisted he "undertook no act in Michigan and I had no involvement in the Michigan lawsuit filed by Sidney Powell," an argument Parker dismissed in August.

    https://news.yahoo.com/sidney-powell-lin-wood-7-054346464.html

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  13. The same problems if not worse have befallen Communist Russia & Communist China, that is why they are an offensive war footing.
    They could not sustain a war longer than 2 weeks.
    This is a common tactic with dictatorships and Communist run countries.
    Read then like a worn book and they fall like cards.
    American supply chains face a dire threat from China's water shortages, 2021.
    As it turns out, China is drastically short of the water it needs to maintain its economy. China's per capita water availability is one-quarter of the global average, and nearly 700 million of its citizens live in regions considered highly water-stressed. Meanwhile, groundwater depletion has been so significant in the areas around Beijing that parts of the city are falling into the earth by more than 14 centimeters a year.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/american-supply-chains-face-a-dire-threat-from-china-s-water-shortages/ar-AARrp4W

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  14. Hey Mod: What's up with this frequent commenter who's obsessed with communists, sees them everywhere, yet doesn't know what communism actually is?

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  15. Let the retired employees take it in the shorts and make the overpaid bums ruining CalPERS responsible, like with holding their pay?
    No more bail outs.
    Borenstein: CalPERS gambles with taxpayers’ money once again, 2021.
    It’s not the first time. The retirement plan’s propensity for risk-taking left it badly exposed during the Great Recession. Assets of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System dropped over two years from 101% of what was needed to pay government workers’ retirement benefits to 61%.
    Californian tax payers are the losers when the pension system’s bets don’t pan out. Under CalPERS’ complex accounting, government agencies, not employees, must make up the shortfall through higher taxes or reduced services.

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/borenstein-calpers-gambles-with-taxpayers-money-once-again/ar-AARb9QN

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  16. What is the world to do without communist troll's?
    Say what, troll poster 5:50 PM.
    And please put on your critical thinking cap, comrade?

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    1. Critical thinking, like your belief that billionaires and Russian oligarchs are communists? Quite the opposite, silly. (And the plural of troll is not "troll's.")

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  17. The city of Glendora, California pulled this type of B.S. to hinder a, 'open records request' and slow the exposer, also.
    Loudoun County schools charge mom $36,000 to respond to open records request on ‘sexual assault,’ ‘rape’.
    "The fact that there are potentially 100,000 documents responsive to this request is extremely concerning," Prior said. "But it is equally concerning that Loudoun County Public Schools would put up a $36,000 roadblock in front of parents trying to find out the extent of sexual assaults occurring in our schools, especially since LCPS has not been reporting those sexual assaults to the state as is required by law."

    https://news.yahoo.com/loudoun-county-schools-charge-mom-221922747.html

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  18. Are ALL republicans, runners?
    The law had to send tracking teams to find them an arrest them?

    https://polinews.org/mother-who-once-penned-fawning-open-letter-to-donald-trump-and-father-of-michigan-school-tragedy-suspect-have-reportedly-had-prior-run-ins-with-the-law/

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