Man arrested and charged for turning over book tables at Osteen's church

Man arrested

A few days after Pastor Joel Osteen's wife, Victoria, came out with this gobsmackingly apostate statement, a man at Lakewood Church was hogtied for going hog wild in the church bookstore - perhaps out of zeal...we don't know.  Which begs the question: Would Jesus have been arrested for doing the same thing?  At least this man didn't fashion a corded whip and start lashing the moneychangers.

HOUSTON – A man was taken into custody Thursday after going on an odd rampage inside the bookstore at Lakewood Church.

It happened at about 9:15 a.m. in the 3700 block of the Southwest Freeway.

Police said the 30-year-old suspect, Michael David Fletcher, 30, walked into the bookstore around 9:15 a.m. and began knocking some books off the shelves, throwing books and overturning display stands all while referring to Bible verse Matthew 21:12.

Matthew 21:12 Jesus at the Temple Jesus entered the temple courts and drove out all who were buying and selling there. He overturned the tables of the money changers and the benches of those selling doves.

Security personnel escorted the man out of the store, and when he attempted to get back inside they held him down for police, a Lakewood church spokesperson said.

No one was injured.

A felony charge of criminal mischief is pending against the suspect, police said.