The right heart, but too few

A small group of women disrupted (in a small way) Joel Osteen’s megachurch protesting their stance on women’s rights.

More of this. The only reason Osteen could ignore it is that there weren’t enough protesters. If you live near one of these hideous, oppressive megachurches, do try to get out now and then and let them know what you think of their ideas. They had 13 activists in the pews, they were kind of swamped out by this gigantic, opulent temple to gullibility.


  1. StevoR says

    Its a start. Here’s hoping it continues and gets ever louder and stronger and more

    Make that so, please.

  2. Tethys says

    It’s been quite a few years since I attended any sort of Sunday mass, but that prayer is so wrong and self- serving that it’s making me want to yell out the correct response’s.

    I’m surprised I remember them, since I learned them in order to get married in the Church.

    Lord hear our prayer.

    Lord, hear our prayer.

  3. birgerjohansson says

    Should be: “omniscient lord who already knows our wishes, why don’t you respond to them?”

  4. hillaryrettig1 says

    If more people would just speak out, even a little, it would change everything.

  5. robro says

    I’m always astonished at these opulent mega-palaces purporting to be churches. This kind of thing was anathema to the poor “free church” churches I grew up in. Preachers frequently ranted about rich churches, probably aiming at the Catholic church, and we were often taught that “camel through the eye of needle” lesson and other Biblical memes about the corrupting influence of wealth. Funny how things have changed in 70 odd years. I guess Elmer Gantry won the war for the church’s soul.

  6. says

    They used to put posters of aborted fetuses in the quad when I was in college. I’ve said this so many times, but the abortions they brandish in church, the ones they use in propaganda, are after 21 weeks. They represent less than 1% of abortions. Most abortions happen when the fetus is smaller than a ping pong ball. It’s still a painful process. The complete shedding of the uterine wall is especially painful. Imagine spending the day way with diarrhea, but it’s coming out of a different hole and you have cramps make it difficult to walk.

    Nobody enjoys abortion. It’s always painful. Birth control is much better but still rough on some women, so men, please get a vasectomy. Thaw out some sperm or get it reversed if you absolutely have to continue your precious bloodline.

    As for me, the only “bloodline” I care about is Castlevania.

  7. IX-103, the ■■■■ing idiot says

    @6: “The complete shedding of the uterine wall is especially painful.”
    I am not a physician but I thought the “complete shedding of the uterine wall” was something that commonly happens outside of abortions. Like, after normal birth (when the after birth is expelled). For that matter, doesn’t it happen every lunar month or so during childbearing years?

    Early-term abortions (at least early enough to just be hormonal) are not terribly painful and nearly risk-free, with pain on the level of normal menstruation.

  8. Tethys says

    An abortion via D&C should not be a painful procedure. There is this stuff called anesthetic which is used to numb the cervix, but all the patient feels is a jab followed by some uncomfortable pressure.

    If you want pain, giving birth is by far the most painful thing I’ve ever done. Monthly menstrual cramps are mere twinges compared to contractions and then pushing a watermelon sized infant out of your body.

  9. Doc Bill says

    Osteen’s grift shop is an obscenity. During Hurricane Harvey he closed the doors to his mega-church and called the police on people trying to shelter there. Under adverse media exposure, he relented, but only somewhat. You have to realize that his “church” is the former Houston Summit, home to the Rockets. It’s a huge basketball arena and multi-level parking garage. It seats well over 16,000. Osteen pulls in about $600,000 a week from his deluded flock believing that for every dollar they give Osteen they will get $100 from Baby Jeebus. Gospel of Wealth, Osteen calls it. Open grift. Good work if you can get it, I guess.

  10. tuatara says

    Looks like a scientology meeting, but I have trouble discerning any difference between christi-insanity and scientology myself. It is all made-up bullshit and grift.

    Good on those few for making a stand. But I think they chose the wrong venue. They cannot hope to change the mind of people who don’t have one.

  11. birgerjohansson says

    To outnumber them, we need better cloning tech.
    Or a virus that prefers religious people.