Jesus and the Hurricane
I was looking for a news program yesterday morning and came across a Houston preacher (Joel somebody or other) and he was retelling the story of Jesus asleep in the apostles' boat on the Sea of Galilee during a terrible storm.
Joel told the story to suggest that the people complaining about the recent hurricane in Texas were not true Christians. They were somehow failed Christians who didn't really believe in what Jesus was offering.
There was no sympathy that I could see in this preacher for the victims of the hurricane.
He's standing around in a $1000 suit on national TV and he dares to tell people suffering from a hurricane that they are somehow bad, weak, or stupid.
I found out later that this was Joel Osteen, proponent of the Prosperty Gospel, the belief that the good people get money from God and the bad people get a hurricane.