(RNS) — Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston is helping Texans cope in the wake of Hurricane Harvey — and trying to counter a flood of comments on social media accusing the church of turning its back on storm victims.

The church has taken in about 400 people from the overflow at the city’s George R. Brown Convention Center, a Red Cross shelter, church spokesman Don Iloff  told RNS Wednesday (Aug. 30).

But to many, it seemed as televangelist Osteen could have done more, sooner to make the 16,000-seat congregation a haven for those hit by the massive storm, which made landfall

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