Joel Osteen's Persecutors Found Not Guilty in Court of Law

Joel Osteen's hecklers were cleared of charges.
Joel Osteen's hecklers were cleared of charges. (Facebook/Joel Osteen Ministries)
Four of the six hecklers who harassed Joel Osteen last summer walked away from court free and clear. 

The Lakewood pastor took the stand this week, but testified he couldn't really see the men when they shouted, "Joel Osteen, you're a liar." 

They were charged with trespassing.  

"I think they were passionate about what they believe," Osteen testified. "And they weren't going anywhere." 

All charges were dismissed. 

"The scripture says that without holiness, that no man shall see God. And so we believe the true gospel turns people from their sins," says Kevin Fessler, one of the hecklers. "The true gospel causes a man to have godly sorrow over their sins, and to live a holy life. That's not what he's preaching."

Fessler and his cohorts are part of the Church of Wells, which some consider a cult. 

"We were willing to suffer. We were willing to go to jail or anything," Fessler says


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