WATCH: Joel Osteen Tells John Gray He Believes George Floyd’s Death Was a ‘Turning Point’ and ‘Ignited Something in Me’ About Standing With African Americans Against Racial Injustice

Days after marching with thousands in a George Floyd demonstration in downtown Houston, Texas, televangelist Joel Osteen said Monday that he thinks Floyd’s death represents a “turning point” and the incident “ignited” something in him. 

WATCH: TBN to Air Special on Race Relations in the Church With Kirk Franklin, Pastor Tony Evans, Pastor Robert Morris, and Matt Crouch Four Months After Dove Awards Controversy

WATCH: TBN to Air Special on Race Relations in the Church With Kirk Franklin, Pastor Tony Evans, Pastor Robert Morris, and Matt Crouch Four Months After Dove Awards Controversy

Gospel singer Kirk Franklin, in a discussion to be broadcast this week on Trinity Broadcasting Network, called on white Christian leaders to move beyond “kumbaya moments” and to speak from the pulpit when black people are the subjects of “social injustice happening in the streets.”