Plane crazy

Plane crazy August 8, 2008

THE demented-looking female pictured here is Victoria Osteen, co-pastor at the hugely-lucrative Lakewood Church, in Houston, Texas.

Victoria Osteen, who 'went ballistic' on a plane
Victoria Osteen, who 'went ballistic' on a plane
Osteen – wife of mega-rich evangelist Joel Osteen – hit the headlines in 2005 when she threw a hissy fit on a plane over a wee drop of spilled liquid on her first-class airline seat.
When it wasn’t cleaned up to her satisfaction, she allegedly attacked a flight attendant, then stormed the cockpit before she and her hubby were ejected from the aircraft.
According to this report, passenger Knicky Van Slyke said:

She violently ran towards the cockpit, scaring everyone around her. Everyone was terrified about what was going on. And a bunch of flight attendants ran up and had to restrain her. She was banging on the door [of the cockpit].

Was the Bride of Chucky based on Victoria Osteen?
Was the Bride of Chucky based on Victoria Osteen?
Now the story of Osteen “behaving like a holy terror” is back in the news because Continental Airlines flight attendant Sharon Brown is suing this fine, upstanding Christian for assault, alleging that she threw her against a toilet door and elbowed her in the breast before the start of a 2005 flight to Vail, Colorado.
When the case began yesterday, Brown’s attorney, Reginald McKamie, told jurors that his client was simply doing her job.

Sharon was attacked by someone in the community who supposedly represents a higher degree of human decency.

McKamie added that Brown, who had undergone reconstructive surgery on her breasts due to illness before the incident, was injured when she was hit on her chest.
Her psychiatrist, Shayna Lee, testified that Brown has suffered depression and post-traumatic stress disorder because of the incident. She also felt disrespected in her role as a leader and as a black woman, and had her faith affected, Lee said.
Brown is also suing Victoria Osteen for counselling expenses incurred as a result of the alleged incident.
Rusty Hardin, Victoria Osteen’s attorney, said the lawsuit was simply a money grab.

This is nothing more than an attempted extortion. There is no evidence Brown sustained any injuries, including claims she now suffers from haemorrhoids.

Writing about Joel Osteen on his JoelX blog, Joel Gross observed:

Joel Osteen, who does money better than he does God
Joel Osteen, who does money better than he does God

In his sermons, Joel Osteen does not talk about God. Joel Osteen instead talks about almost everything except God. He has a television ministry, a massive church, $43 million a year in tithes and another $36 million a year in mailed in donations, but he won’t talk about God. He, like Pastor Kevin Gerald, talks about more pleasant topics, such as donating money to him and positive thinking. He has written two books, the second of which sold 3 million copies, but his books don’t really talk about God either. It’s just his bland and boring advice on how to live a happy life that has been thought of by other people first, Think positively about yourself and other such drivel.

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  • Sam

    She was “ejected from the aeroplane”?

  • Barry Duke

    We guess it hadn’t taken off yet

  • Michael Cohen

    Perhaps she was provided with a parachute –if not she should sue

  • NotCompletelyUseless

    “Her psychiatrist, Shayna Lee, testified that Brown … had her faith affected …
    Why, Shayna, you say that like it’s a bad thing. On the contrary!

  • Pam Stallings

    I can’t undrstand people these days! That’s her job is to deal with the public and not everyone is NICE. As far as I’m concerned this lady dosn’t have a case and she’s trying to make a buck.I can’t believe she even was hired as a flight attendant by looking at her. And she sueing for getting haemorrhoids? Could’nt she think of something better than that. Lady, get a LIFE…And make money like every HONEST american!

  • Marcus

    Dang, it’s been bothering me for days, trying to think who Victoria reminded me of. Then last night I watched the movie, Bride of Chucky, and the penny dropped. Can you please find a pic of the horrid little doll to compare the two demented females?

  • Barry Duke

    Marcus, it is done … and we see what you mean!

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  • Anne

    Joel does talk about God and refers to scripture’s also. He’s much more up beat and real then someone like Pat Robinson. Now there is a lot of money if you want to talk about where the moeny is.

  • Ceyenne

    As a member of Lakewood I invite you to come and see for yourself what our Church and Pastor(s) are all about, then make up your own mind instead of believing what someone else has written. The man lead my husband to Jesus through his preaching. I am grateful, and blessed. We all have to answer to our God about what we have done here on earth, Joel, Victoria, me, and you. If you are without sin then cast the first stone.

  • Barry Duke

    “As a member of Lakewood I invite you to come and see for yourself what our Church and Pastor(s) are all about …”
    This is an ATHEIST site, Ceyenne. Whatever gives you the idea that we would be remotely interested in the religious ravings of some demented pastor in Lakewood or any other church?