Wednesday, November 10, 2010

BuzzFoto Blind Item

This person isn’t really a “Hollywood Celebrity” but we heard the gossip and thought we’d pass it along anyway. This man is a religious leader from a prominent family. He has a gigantic following of people who listen to his fiery sermons and pay him lots of money. What his congregation would be surprised to know is that he has more than one mistress, and he treats them each terribly. The rumor is one woman was pregnant with his child and he made her terminate the pregnancy at home, so no one would know.

78 comments:

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

No. An evangical priest being shady? I won't believe it!

Jessica said...

Joel Olstein or whatever his name is.

KellyLynn said...

I have no idea who this is, but I just have to say -- I couldn't imagine thinking of a religious leader in a sexual way, let alone engaging in an affair with one.

Merlin D. Bear said...

Could it be a Graham?
There's also the Schullers - both are dynastic, in that some if not most of the kids follow in the parents footsteps.

MontanaMarriott said...

I thought Joel Osteen also but prominent family makes me think he has a famous last name, like Winans, the gospel singing family or something in that vein.

ms snarky said...

is Joel Osteen from a prominent family?

Pookie said...

oooh...dunno, but juicy. and oh, so very sad. i hope whomever it is gets knocked off his proverbial pedestal.

Jessica said...

Joel Osteen (born March 5, 1963) is an American best-selling author and the senior pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. His ministry reaches over seven million broadcast media viewers weekly in over 100 nations around the world.
Born in Houston, Osteen married Victoria L. Iloff on April 4, 1987. They have two children, Jonathan and Alexandra. Joel, son of John and Dodie Osteen, is one of five children. His older siblings, Paul, Lisa, and Tamara, and his younger sister, April, are also involved in full-time ministry. Joel's half-brother Justin does missionary work out of New York. Joel's father, John Osteen, a former Southern Baptist pastor who became Charismatic in the late 1950s, founded Lakewood Church on Mother's Day, 1959. Osteen's father developed Lakewood into a body of approximately 6,000 members with an active television ministry, conferences, missionary support and food distribution.

And there are several celebrities that are into his snakeoil big time.

redsiren said...

I can't recall his name, but I think it's Billy Graham's grandson. He's about 35 and delivers "fiery" sermons

Darla said...

What about that Westboro Baptist guy. Cant remember his name. His whole family is into their crazy. His daughter recently argued freeom of speech re. his protesting at dead soldiers funerals.

Darla said...

Looked it up: Fred Phelps.

Although with him it would be even juicier if he was a closeted gay.

ms snarky said...

Maybe Billy Graham's son? He's a little off the wall.

.robert said...

Joel Olstein does not give "fiery sermons" though. His are sappy, feel good sermons that regular churches criticize as not really christian.

I am sometimes forced to briefly have his voice burned into my brain when I visit my Mother.

Heidi said...

I don't think Joel Osteen's sermons would qualify as "fiery." He's much more of a "prosperity gospel" kind of guy (live right and Jesus will give you lots o'cash). I'm thinking it's got to be someone else.

Heidi said...
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ms snarky said...

Franklin Graham is the name

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

@Darla

That's some disrespectful shit.

Angie said...

I thought perhaps it was the Schullers, but if you've ever heard their sermons on TV zzzzzzzz......

I like the Graham family guesses.

Darla said...

@Sue Ellen

Makes me sad and angry.

Ice Angel said...

Am I a patsy for thinking Joel Osteen is a decent guy? He seems very real to me. I would be very surprised if this was him. I'm not a follower, just have seen him on some of the talk shows.

redsiren said...

@Sue Ellen
And why is Darla disrespectful? Because she is stating her opinion? I would seriously question a person's better judgement if they would think that all preachers are saints. NO ONE has the right to condescend and judge a fellow human. The ones that scream the loudest are always the ones that fall the hardest.

Bubbles said...

Fred Phelps from a prominent family? Now, that's funny!

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

It kills me when allegedly "God fearing" people do things like that. How on Earth can anyone take someone like that seriously as a man of the Lord? I'm sure Jesus and God don't think too highly of people that demoralize human life.

Offensive!!

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

@redsiren

Maybe you take a reading comprehension class first?

Jessica said...

Yea that's true, I forgot about the "fiery" part. Joel isn't very fiery.

But personally, I think any person that turns religion into a corporation is a scam artist.

redsiren said...

My reading comprehension is fine. Perhaps you should take remedial English if you can't convey your point across in a comprehensive manner.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Darla understood, and you're the one who didn't soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I forgive you for attacking me.

chopchop said...

Calm down Redsiren, SueEllen was referring to Fred Phelps as disrespectful. And he is. He's a fucker and everybody knows it.

Miss X said...

@Ice Angel -- Really? I can't stand Joel Olsteen. I've heard more than 1 pastor refer to him in a sermon when talking about charlatans, fakers, proponents of the "feel good Gospel", etc. I think he's only in it for the money. He doesn't care about the people. None of the pastors I respect seem to believe he's genuine.

Joel is also known for not doing much beyond referring to the Bible (not sure he ever reads from it). I doubt he knows much about it.

That all said, I doubt he's the answer to this sickening blind.

redsiren said...

@Sue Ellen: Sooooooooooooo is that the best you can come up with? I forgive you for that as well.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Really. I know I'm a bit of a jerk store, but I'm not coy about it. I'm pretty obvious when I'm being an ass.

Darla said...

Oh FFS.

Red Siren: I understood Sue Ellen perfectly, and even if I hadnt Im perfectly fine calling her out on my own. You can stop trolling now. Thanks.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Looks like someone has a stick wedged far up their ass today, sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pull it out bitch and take a fucking valium. You made a mistake, who cares. Get over it.

redsiren said...

@Sue Ellen

Not so very original on your part. I will concede that I do need a Valium just to deal with your inane comments. SOOOOOOOOOOOOO bitch, the stick stays.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Well, lots of luck to the people in your life if they have to deal with you.
Glad I don't have to.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Mental illness is REAL, people.

redsiren said...

@ Sue Ellen

Right back at you. They deal just fine never had any complaints.

redsiren said...

And they absolutely prescribe medication to what seems to affect others.

JoElla said...

LOL!

I don't think it is Joel either.

Not current on the "fire and brimstone" gang, so I am utterly clueless.

Rose said...

Maybe you guys should take it outside.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I already vaselined my face up, chopchop, hold my earrings.

redsiren said...

I have to say you made me laugh, Sue Ellen

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

See? How can anyone not like Jersey Shore?! Look what their amazingly awesome sound bites can do?! How can it be responsible for the downfall of civilization? I won't believe it.

I will stick my hand out there and say, you were not wrong in thinking I could have been saying s/he was being disrespectful because I was worried it came off that way when I posted and re-read.

p.s. keep the stick. It makes things interesting.

redsiren said...

Absolutely on board with you on the Jersey Shore influence. Yeah, I kinda jumped the gun on that one, didn't I? In all honesty, I have to say I might have used a stake instead of a stick today.

It does make a difference.

chopchop said...

This has been one hell of a day here at CDAN!

Darla said...

Awww :)

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

See, this is nice. I like when people can be mean to each other but make up after. I wish other people on here were like that. Sigh.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I'll drink to that chopchop. Must be a full moon tonight. Or the verge of the apocalypse. Whatever.

sunnyside1213 said...

Well, back on topic. I like the Graham guesses.

redsiren said...

:)

Jamie's Girl said...

Joel Osteen is the real deal. If you've ever met him in person, you would know that. He is very dignified and gracious, and lives his life according to a Christian man.

I think it is the Rapist in Atlanta who has likes the little boys, but also likes the women on the side.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

I don't know enough about famous evangelicals to really guess. I just know that I expect religious leaders to be on a higher plane than other people, so it just kills me when bad stuff comes out about them. :(

chihuahuense said...

lol@Sue Ellen, I would've held your earrings, too...but I'm glad you guys made kissies.

and I lol'ed at the jerk store.

OT, my husband and I sometimes take comments like that and just fuck them up to be funny and now I can't tell what it really is supposed to because I think our version is funny.

Is the real version, "If you were a jerk store...you'd be EMPTY!" or is that our stupid version? Where are the Seinfeld know-it-alls when you need one?!

Melody the First said...

Father Guido Sarducci

Melody the First said...

Seriously, I'm Team Franklin Graham for this one. He's an insufferable hypocrite.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

The line is (G.Costanza says) "well the jerk stored called and they're running out of you."

and dude he's talking to says "what's the difference? You're their biggest seller."

Costanza: Yeah, well I slept with your wife!

Random dude: "His wife's in a coma"

Later George says, yeah, well the respirator called...

That's why Sue Ellen Mishkey is my name. I am the bra-less O'Henry candy bar heiress.

Don't judge cause I am a Seinfeld fanatic.

:(

BigMama said...

@Melody the First - FINALLY A GOOD ANSWER!!!!!!!!! LOL

Electric Warrior said...

Isn't Fred Phelps dead?

How can these people live such a life of sin and hypocrisy and still believe they're going to heaven (or whatever afterlife)? Deep down they either have to be atheists or....I have no other explanation.

0 said...

Mel Gibson or his loony dad.

chihuahuense said...

BWAHAHAHAHA!!! Man, that shit is Hilarious! I don't know why we think our stupid version is funny, too. It's not. But to us it is. It is nice to be reminded of the original, that makes me roll. I won't judge, I've seen every one too many times. And then I met my husband, and he had never watched an episode, so I watched almost every episode with him and saw it through new eyes. I loved Sue Ellen, that's why I loved you before I knew you ;) There are just too many references that make me giggle. Just the other day, I found a way to weasel in the Elaine version of "the dingo ate your baby!" Thanks for the laughs chicka!

RocketQueen said...

@Electric Warrior - unfortunately not.

maggiemei said...

@Melody the First I was coming to say Franklin Graham, too.

I have as much respect for Billy Graham as an atheist is allowed, but his son is a jackass.

Nicole said...

Please let this be Jerry Falwell, Jr.

MadLyb said...

All of them? TV Preachers are a bunch of cheaters, pedophiles, shysters and hypocrites. I think those bastards probably got a good chunk of my mom's money - and she could really use it now. Remember Robert Tilton? Gah! That being said, I like the Franklin Graham guess.

MCH said...

@Sue Ellen Mishkey - I never put 2 and 2 together w/ your user name! HA!
I use "well, the jerk store called" line pretty frequently. I had my computer in college set up with all kind of Seinfeld sound bite alerts. :)

The first names that popped in my head when I read "religious leader from a prominent family" was The Grahams (I hope not!!) and the people from the Crystal Cathedral....not sure if that minister has been named here or not?

shakey said...

Is Jack Van Impe from a prominent family? Rexella just doesn't do it for him anymore?

p.s. redsiren, I love you.

redsiren said...

@shakey
Don't try and butter me up, I'm not sharing my stick. ;)

Renika said...
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ChasingHeaven said...

For the love of sticks shoved up our asses, please let this one be revealed!!

Serena said...

Does Tim Lahaye have any sons who preach? Lahye is the co-author of the "Left Behind" series.

Robert said...

"She's flouting society's conventions!"
"She was flouting!"
"It's totally inappropriate. It's lewd, lascivious, salacious, outrageous!"
"It was outrageous! And she's the heir to the O. Henry candy bar fortune."

Robert said...

And BTW: "Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves." (Matthew 7:15)

Kathryn said...

If we're going with fiery sermons as a clue, I'm going to have to guess either Franklin Graham or Jerry Falwell Jr.

chihuahuense said...

lol@Robert...at first I thought you were giving us a taste of this dude's "fiery" speech

bathroomwallconfessions said...

Oh, God I HOPE it's Joel Osteen.
I live in the city where his church is, and I can't stand that man.

__-__=__ said...

You folks are hilarious here today!

ms snarky said...

I would be happiest with Jerry Falwell Jr. Sins of the father! : )

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