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Old 12-23-05, 01:26 PM
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Pastor's wife says she left airplane of own accord

HOUSTON, Texas (AP) -- The wife of the pastor of the nation's largest church said she chose to leave an airplane after a disagreement with a flight attendant, disputing accounts that she was asked to go.

The FBI has said Victoria Osteen, of Houston, Texas, was asked to leave after failing to obey crew instructions. The Continental Airlines flight Monday from Houston to Vail, Colorado, was delayed an hour as a result.

In a statement posted on the Lakewood Church Web site, Osteen says: "Regardless of how some have portrayed the situation, please know that it was truly a minor misunderstanding and did not escalate into what you saw or read in the news. Contrary to those reports, it was my choice to remove myself from the situation. Nonetheless, it was a most unfortunate event and I truly regret that it happened."

A statement from Continental Airlines said the situation was resolved and a spokeswoman would not elaborate. The FBI reviewed a report from the airline and determined that no illegal activity had occurred, FBI spokeswoman Luz Garcia said.

"She failed to comply with the flight attendant's instructions and they were asked to leave the flight," Garcia said Tuesday.

Church spokesman Don Iloff said the Osteen family took another flight to Vail.

Pastor Joel Osteen took over his father's church in 1999 and has since increased its following to more than 30,000 worshippers weekly. The congregation of Lakewood Church meets in a renovated sports arena where the Houston Rockets once played.

Osteen's sermons are also broadcast throughout the country and his book "Your Best Life Now" has become a best seller.



Has anyone heard anything about this?
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Didn't hear about it.

But if she has her own Accord...
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Originally Posted by BigDaddy
Has anyone heard anything about this?

Yeah, but no one is saying what exactly caused the situation. Witnesses say that she was arguing with a flight attendant, she flipped out and charged the cockpit door, banging on it for some reason. The flight was delayed for around 2 hours while they fished the family's luggage out of the plane. No one seems to have any idea as to why it happened. The only thing I can imagine is that she didn't get her way on something.
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Originally Posted by TomOpus
But if she has her own Accord...
Bling!

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she wanted to join the mile high club, but the flight attendant stopped her in the act
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
she wanted to join the mile high club, but the flight attendant stopped her in the act

...so she left the plane from a mile up in the air...?
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
...so she left the plane from a mile up in the air...?
...in her own Accord?
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yep
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Seems pretty cut and dry to me...
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Originally Posted by Lunatikk
she wanted to join the mile high club, but the flight attendant stopped her in the act
With Robert Schuller? Now I now the real reason he caused so much trouble on a flight.
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Originally Posted by Bandoman
Bling!

I want an Accord.
Old 12-23-05, 07:11 PM
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I love that the good reverend and his wife are headed to Vail for the holidays. Maybe he gets better reception from God at the higher elevation. I *hate* televangelists.
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Still trying to figure out why this made the news.
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Um.... Ok...
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According to onlookers she charged the cockpit.
I wonder why she wasn't taken down by an air marshall?

http://lonestartimes.com/2005/12/20/...-flight-at-iah
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Ah, okay. I didn't see that piece of info in the OP's post.
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I had to click on the link as it was soooooooo ambiguous. Too.......many........questions.........Why did she get bounced? Who is she? What pastor? Etc, etc. So that is why I clicked.

But other than that I could give a rip. Those evangelists have a special place in hell reserved just for them and their greedy ways.

There are SOOOO many people complaining about the commercialization of religion(Christmas) yet these guys go on and on and on and on and on without a second thought. Talk about hypocrites. Oh well.......just my 2 cents.
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
According to onlookers she charged the cockpit.
I wonder why she wasn't taken down by an air marshall?

http://lonestartimes.com/2005/12/20/...-flight-at-iah

There are only enough air marshalls for a small fraction of all flights. I'm guessing this "proves" there wasn't an air marshall on this flight, because other evidence suggests you can end up full of bullet holes doing this.
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Originally Posted by beavismom
I love that the good reverend and his wife are headed to Vail for the holidays.
In first class, no less.
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Originally Posted by JumpCutz
According to onlookers she charged the cockpit.
I wonder why she wasn't taken down by an air marshall?

http://lonestartimes.com/2005/12/20/...-flight-at-iah
Three words: Air Marshall Fife.

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Originally Posted by beavismom
I *hate* televangelists.
Agreed.
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If the pastor and his wife were Muslim instead of Christian, this thread would be on page 5, with most posts calling for their deaths.
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Originally Posted by Groucho
If the pastor and his wife were Muslim instead of Christian, this thread would be on page 5, with most posts calling for their deaths.
Must be lonely being the only Muslim pastor.
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Even if you are religious person and believe in Christ you have to be able to see through the bullshit of TV evangelists. How do people fall for that stuff? Of course they have first class tickets to Vale. TV evangelists are no different from psychics, faith healers and other low class scam artists.
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I decided that I would watch an entire "episode" of a broadcast sermon. I wanted to see what the deal was, and if there was anything worthwhile in there.

After the hour was up, I had to ask myself what happened. It was like a David Lynch movie where you know something happened, but you don't know what. I didn't gain any info from the "pastor" at all. What a joke.

They should have tossed the lady from the air. I also didn't think they would have pulled her luggage from the plane. I figured they would have just sent it back once it got to Colorado.

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