Joel Osteen on the Preacher's Mound
By PAIGE FEIGENBAUM
April 27, 2012
Joel Osteen is throwing the first "preach" at Nationals Park on April 28 for America's Night of Hope. Before that, he and wife Victoria Osteen rounded the bases on some of today's latest news headlines with The Insider's Debbie Matenopoulos during an outreach program at Amidon-Bowen Elementary in Washington, DC.
Jennifer Hudson recently gave a heart-wrenching testimony against the man accused of murdering her beloved mother, brother, and young nephew. The renowned pastor believes the soulful singer can find it in her heart to "forgive, [but] it doesn't mean you say forget."
He took a similar stance on the Trayvon Martin case. Based on what he has read in the newspaper, the religious leader is "on the side of mercy" when forming an opinion on George Zimmerman's alleged actions and intentions.
Sporting a six-pack of his own, sports fan Joel has yet to meet the spiritual Tim Tebow, who too has delivered sermons to the masses. "He is a role model, he inspires people," Joel praised.
Proudly by his side, wife Victoria let it slip that Joel had been approached to compete on Dancing with the Stars. He bashfully didn't want his "terrible" footwork to be broadcast and their daughter also banned Mommy from sequining up for the show.
The couple is in Washington, D.C. to promote their Generation Hope Project, in which they inspire youth "to be catalysts for change" by participating in community service projects. They are also advocates for literacy amongst a younger age group of children.