Joel Osteen’s Invitation to Kanye Epitomizes Many Churches’ Complicity in Exclusionary Rhetoric

Amid recent buzz about the release of Kanye West’s new gospel album, Jesus Is King, news broke that celebrity pastor, televangelist, and author Joel Osteen invited Kanye’s popular new tour, Sunday Service, to Lakewood Church, the nation’s third-largest megachurch. Lakewood, passed down to Osteen by his father, is arguably one of…