Six Arrested For Heckling Joel Osteen During Church Service
Six people were arrested at Houston’s Lakewood Church for heckling Joel Osteen while he was preaching.
The individuals are from Wells, Texas and are associated with The Church of Wells.
Casey Eaglin was at Sunday’s 11 a.m. service and just a few seats away from one of the protesters.
“He jumped up with his bible and started screaming ‘Shame on you Joel, shame on you Joel’ and Joel kind of just repeated scripture and they just escorted them out,” said Eaglin.
He added, “I was terrified for a quick second there. After the first guy, I thought oh it’s just a random heckler, but then you start seeing the second, the third.”
Lakewood Church told KHOU 11 News, a number of their volunteer ushers are also law enforcement officials. Those officials are apparently armed during the services so that they can react to anything like what happened Sunday.