Members of an East Texas religious group want Lakewood Church Pastor Joel Osteen to testify in their criminal case.
Six members of the Church of Wells were escorted from Lakewood church in June after police reported they disrupted services. The men were charged with trespassing and disrupting a public meeting.
"At the end of the day what these guys did was go to a church and quote scripture," said defense attorney Jon Stephenson. "We don't believe that's a criminal act."
Jim Paris Comments -
This is a very interesting case. Most interesting is the idea that Joel Osteen may personally have to appear as a witness in this trial. I think that the church had the right to escort these people off the property, but for there to be criminal charges seems a bit much. Joel, can't you just forgive these people, never let them back in, and move on?