American actor, comedian, filmmaker, writer, and songwriter Tyler Perry has gifted pastor Joel Osteen $250,000 in response to the criticism Osteen took over his Churches response to Hurricane Harvey. Perry also pledged to donate $1 million to the ongoing relief efforts in Houston.

“I know there’s been some controversy about Joel Osteen and him not opening the doors of the church. Let me tell you something: Joel and Victoria are amazing people,” Perry wrote on Facebook, explaining his decision. “There’s no way they would lock people out of the church and not let people in for shelter. There were some safety concerns. I spoke to them on the phone, and it all made perfect sense to me.”

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