Heh ... Joel Osteen goes back to court. Irony ensues.
Although his wife's civil trial ended in victory two weeks ago, Lakewood Church pastor and evangelical superstar Joel Osteen found himself in court again Thursday, this time for a criminal trial.
Osteen was prospective juror No. 35 in the trial of a caretaker accused of injuring a disabled person in state District Judge Caprice Cosper's court.
"It's very ironic, and that's what everybody's kidding me about, saying 'Haven't you had enough of this place?'" Joel Osteen said.
And while jurors are numbered randomly, a higher power seemed to have a hand in seating Osteen next to a man who identified himself as a cousin of Kelly Siegler.
A former Republican candidate for district attorney, Siegler drew criticism for once telling a judge she works to keep members of Osteen's off criminal juries because "people who go to Lakewood are screwballs and nuts. We try our hardest not to put anybody who goes to Lakewood regularly on any jury."