Over the last week, a very well-organized and well-executed hoax started happening online. Someone created a fake website and Twitter account for Rev. Joel Osteen, one of the best-known pastors in the country. The website and Twitter (both using the close-but-not-quite-there name “Joel Osten” in the urls) claimed to be authored by Osteen and said that he was giving up on Christianity and didn’t believe in it anymore. While that would make for a pretty insane story if it did happen, Osteen makes way too much money doing what he does to want to quit, especially in public.
Here are some photos to enjoy in case the accounts get taken down: