Local businesses offered their space as shelter to those seeking it. Furniture stores opened their doors and accepted anyone who needed help. Why didn't the church? Wouldn't that be the Christian thing to do?
After receiving unprecedented amounts of hate for his actions, Osteen responded to the criticism. Unsurprisingly, it was completely tone deaf and completely lacking in any believable sympathy. He wanted to be the last in line to help, and only after being forced into it.