Shocking though it may be to process, recent reports are confirming that not all evangelist preacher types are the selfless vessels of love they purport to be. Recent court documents have reported that Victoria Osteen, “co-pastor” and wife of super megachurch evangelist Joel Osteen, is being sued by a Continental Airlines flight attendant for an air rage episode that took place in 2005.
The flight attendant, Sharon Brown, alleges that the incident began when Osteen became enraged upon seeing a spot of liquid on the armrest of her first-class seat. When a flight attendant didn’t clean it fast enough, the lady preacher allegedly stormed to the cockpit, where she encountered Brown, who she “elbowed…in the left breast” and threw “against an airplane bathroom door.”
The FAA has already fined Osteen $3,000 for “interfering with a crew member during the flight,” but Brown is just getting started. According to court documents, the battered attendant “claims that she suffers from anxiety and hemorrhoids because of the incident and said her faith was affected,” and is now suing Osteen for “medical expenses for counseling.”
While legal analysts have sympathized with Brown, they have yet to agree on what aspect of this case is more traumatizing—being elbowed in the tit by a lunatic preacher’s wife or knowing that, for the rest of your life, anyone who Googles you will see the words “suffering from hemorrhoids” next to your name. [Fox News]