The Weinstein Co. Makeover: Breastfeeding Rooms, Free Food — And the New Name (Exclusive)

The new Weinstein Company will have private breastfeeding rooms, three free meals a day and emphasize an open and inclusive workplace, a knowledgeable insider told TheWrap.

The former Small Business Administrator under Barack Obama will also establish a multi-million dollar “victim fund” for Harvey Weinstein’s accusers to which Contreras-Sweet is contributing around $20 million, said the individual.

After emerging this week as the exclusive bidder for the remnants of Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s film and TV assets, Contreras-Sweet plans to radically change a culture of financial peril and verbal abuse that housed widely-accused sexual assailant Harvey Weinstein.

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TWC will vacate its Beverly Hills offices and is looking to occupy the luxe space once taken by the defunct Broad Green Pictures in L.A.’s Larchmont Village area, the insider said.

The space will offer private breastfeeding rooms to new moms, cater three free meals a day and emphasize an open workspace — a retreat from the grand private sanctums Hollywood is known to give its executives — said the insider. A representative for TWC and Contreras-Sweet did not immediately return a request for comment.

It will also undergo a renaming, with three titles currently in the running: Wonder Hill (named for the hillside on which the Hollywood Sign sits), Assembly Hall or Creative Trade Studios.

“It’s going from one furthest extreme to the other,” the individual said, adding that prospective new owner is interviewing a “murderer’s row” of powerful Hollywood women to populate TWC’s board of directors. It’s unclear if the women would be additions or replacements to the current board consisting of Bob Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar.

Also Read: Blythe Danner Responds to Criticism That Gwyneth Paltrow Spoke About Harvey Weinstein Too Late (Video)

Of the new board, the insider said they were “women you know and admire.”

Current TWC President David Glasser is expected to be named CEO of the company, with current TWC Chief Financial Officer David Hutkin taking the role of COO.

A legal team will also be implemented to manage the victim’s fund in an advisory structure similar to a trust fund.

Contreras-Sweet has lasted through numerous rounds of bidding over TWC, facing competition from the likes of Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa and Viacom. As the TheWrap previously reported, Contreras-Sweet will infuse $250 million in cash into the sale and absorb $225 million in debt.

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The new Weinstein Company will have private breastfeeding rooms, three free meals a day and emphasize an open and inclusive workplace, a knowledgeable insider told TheWrap.

The former Small Business Administrator under Barack Obama will also establish a multi-million dollar “victim fund” for Harvey Weinstein’s accusers to which Contreras-Sweet is contributing around $20 million, said the individual.

After emerging this week as the exclusive bidder for the remnants of Harvey and Bob Weinstein’s film and TV assets, Contreras-Sweet plans to radically change a culture of financial peril and verbal abuse that housed widely-accused sexual assailant Harvey Weinstein.

TWC will vacate its Beverly Hills offices and is looking to occupy the luxe space once taken by the defunct Broad Green Pictures in L.A.’s Larchmont Village area, the insider said.

The space will offer private breastfeeding rooms to new moms, cater three free meals a day and emphasize an open workspace — a retreat from the grand private sanctums Hollywood is known to give its executives — said the insider. A representative for TWC and Contreras-Sweet did not immediately return a request for comment.

It will also undergo a renaming, with three titles currently in the running: Wonder Hill (named for the hillside on which the Hollywood Sign sits), Assembly Hall or Creative Trade Studios.

“It’s going from one furthest extreme to the other,” the individual said, adding that prospective new owner is interviewing a “murderer’s row” of powerful Hollywood women to populate TWC’s board of directors. It’s unclear if the women would be additions or replacements to the current board consisting of Bob Weinstein, Lance Maerov, Richard Koenigsberg and Tarak Ben Ammar.

Of the new board, the insider said they were “women you know and admire.”

Current TWC President David Glasser is expected to be named CEO of the company, with current TWC Chief Financial Officer David Hutkin taking the role of COO.

A legal team will also be implemented to manage the victim’s fund in an advisory structure similar to a trust fund.

Contreras-Sweet has lasted through numerous rounds of bidding over TWC, facing competition from the likes of Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa and Viacom. As the TheWrap previously reported, Contreras-Sweet will infuse $250 million in cash into the sale and absorb $225 million in debt.

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Weinstein Company Bidders Down to Six, Sale Price Dips Below $500 Million

Bids for the embattled Weinstein Company have been narrowed down to six, the highest among them coming in at under $500 million, a new report says.

Half that price is an assumption of debt, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, and any new owner would not inherit the presumably massive legal liability stemming from lawsuits over Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct while he ran the studio.

Lionsgate, Hollywood legacy and philanthropist Abigail Disney and former U.S. Small Business Administration head Maria Contreras-Sweet account for half the bidders, TheWrap previously reported.

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Investment firms Vine Alternative and Shamrock Capital, as well as Christine Vachon’s Killer Content, are also in the race.

While bidders like Contreras-Sweet have pledged to keep the studio in tact and engage its nearly 200 employees, some bidders are hoping to extract library titles and breakout money makers like TWC’s television hit “Project Runway.”

In late December, a TWC insider said Contreras-Sweet would be preferable to, say, Lionsgate as the latter would likely absorb the most attractive parts of the company and dump the rest.

Shareholders are expected to come up empty handed, WSJ said, thanks to considerable existing debt and litigation, like two class action lawsuits in the works against former CEO Harvey. Moelis & Co. is handling the sale.

Complicating matters for TWC is its suffocating debt. Two individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap the company’s estimated total debt is about $900 million, however insiders pegged it at closer to $300 million outstanding. TWC re-upped a $500 million senior credit facility with a variety of institutions last year, which carries a 4 percent interest rate. And the company is only releasing about six to eight movies a year.

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TWC’s speciality label Dimension Films has stagnated while the sale gets underway. Production is wrapping for a Spring release of Robert De Niro’s “War With Grandpa.” There’s also the finished awards hopeful “The Upside,” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, whose release was pushed after the October sexual harassment scandal ignited Hollywood.

Once a sale is complete TWC will rebrand and change its name, TheWrap reported in October.

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Bids for the embattled Weinstein Company have been narrowed down to six, the highest among them coming in at under $500 million, a new report says.

Half that price is an assumption of debt, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, and any new owner would not inherit the presumably massive legal liability stemming from lawsuits over Harvey Weinstein’s sexual misconduct while he ran the studio.

Lionsgate, Hollywood legacy and philanthropist Abigail Disney and former U.S. Small Business Administration head Maria Contreras-Sweet account for half the bidders, TheWrap previously reported.

Investment firms Vine Alternative and Shamrock Capital, as well as Christine Vachon’s Killer Content, are also in the race.

While bidders like Contreras-Sweet have pledged to keep the studio in tact and engage its nearly 200 employees, some bidders are hoping to extract library titles and breakout money makers like TWC’s television hit “Project Runway.”

In late December, a TWC insider said Contreras-Sweet would be preferable to, say, Lionsgate as the latter would likely absorb the most attractive parts of the company and dump the rest.

Shareholders are expected to come up empty handed, WSJ said, thanks to considerable existing debt and litigation, like two class action lawsuits in the works against former CEO Harvey. Moelis & Co. is handling the sale.

Complicating matters for TWC is its suffocating debt. Two individuals with knowledge of the situation told TheWrap the company’s estimated total debt is about $900 million, however insiders pegged it at closer to $300 million outstanding. TWC re-upped a $500 million senior credit facility with a variety of institutions last year, which carries a 4 percent interest rate. And the company is only releasing about six to eight movies a year.

TWC’s speciality label Dimension Films has stagnated while the sale gets underway. Production is wrapping for a Spring release of Robert De Niro’s “War With Grandpa.” There’s also the finished awards hopeful “The Upside,” starring Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart, whose release was pushed after the October sexual harassment scandal ignited Hollywood.

Once a sale is complete TWC will rebrand and change its name, TheWrap reported in October.

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Where Does the Weinstein Co. Go After Harvey Weinstein’s Exit?

What’s to become of The Weinstein Company now that Harvey Weinstein, one of the brothers for whom its named, is gone?

The Weinstein Company is already looking into changing its name and removing Harvey Weinstein’s credit from several upcoming TV series in an effort to scrub part of the stain from its its brand going forward. But how does that work when he essentially is the brand?

“Maybe him not calling the shots anymore is a good thing,” Lloyd Greif, the president and CEO of investment bank Greif & Co., told TheWrap. “But when he’s not there, what do you really have at the Weinstein Company?”

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With his force of personality and Oscar track record, Harvey Weinstein in many ways is Weinstein Company, which he and Bob own an estimated 42 percent stake in. His loss leaves the independent studio, which has already shed numerous senior executives and significantly trimmed its yearly film slate, almost rudderless at a time when the tide in Hollywood is shifting.

Rather than try to turn that ship around under new leadership while dealing with a mountain of debt estimated at nearly $1 billion, the Weinstein board may end up looking to cut bait.

“I don’t know where this company goes right now,” Greif said, suggesting the board has likely spoken to investment bankers. “It probably goes into play again. This time around it’s probably a fire sale. Does it command sufficient value to cover the debt? Doubtful.”

The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. The board fired Harvey Weinstein Sunday, three days after a New York Times report disclosed that he had made payments to eight women in an attempt to resolve sexual misconduct accusations. Weinstein said it contained inaccuracies, but admitted he needed to change.

Ross Gerber, the president and CEO of wealth management firm Gerber Kawasaki Inc., believes that with the company’s suffocating debt, diminished output — and now loss of its visionary leader, whom he called “a phenomenal picker of art,” the Weinstein Company will now seek to sell off its assets to get something for its shareholders.

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TWC has had its TV business on the block for years. British broadcaster ITV had agreed to acquire Weinstein’s TV business in 2015 in a deal that would have valued the division at $950 million, but pulled out. But time could be increasingly of the essence.

“I think they go bankrupt in six months without a TV sale,” Gerber told TheWrap. “Maybe even with the TV sale. There is no company without Harvey.”

“Clearly the person who is the guiding light is no longer there,” Greif said. “You can change the name, God bless you, but it’s not fooling anybody.”

Also Read: The Weinstein Company Expects to Change Name After Harvey Firing (Exclusive)

Two individuals with knowledge of the situation estimated TWC’s total debt at about $900 million. At a likely average interest rate of around 8 percent, that adds up to more than $70 million a year just in financing costs. TWC re-upped a $400 million senior credit facility with a variety of institutions last year. And the company is only releasing about six to eight movies a year.

According to a prospectus from investment bank Moelis & Co. obtained by Deadline earlier this year when the company was seeking an investor to take a stake, TWC’s TV division earned earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (or EBITDA, a common measure of a business’ core profitability) of $31.6 million in 2015 with an estimated $50.6 million in 2016 and $75.2 million projected for 2017 — a healthy margin, but not enough to overcome its debt.

Another individual close to the film finance industry told TheWrap he had heard TWC was looking to raise even more debt, this time in a fourth lien position — an extremely rare and almost certainly very expensive financing arrangement that would indicate cash pressures.

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The bondholders control TWC’s assets, including its library, and will likely want $1 billion or more to be made whole. However, the longer they wait — and opportunistic investors watch TWC squirm under its debt load — that price could go down.

“I think the idea was to sell TV to get the bondholders off them,” Gerber said.

But such a sale could be easier said than done, especially now. While its TV business generates tens of millions of dollars after operating expenses, the company’s debt payments are a huge burden. And with Harvey Weinstein’s old relationships with A-list talent in serious jeopardy, at best, that selling point has also evaporated.

Because Chinese money has largely run dry in Hollywood, Greif said any purchaser of all or parts of TWC at this point would likely be a distressed buyer who would look for a big discount.

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TWC’s film business, which Harvey is known for, hasn’t exactly been on fire the last few years as it finds itself increasingly muscled out of the way by the deep pockets of competitors like Amazon, Netflix and Annapurna.

The Matthew McConaughey-starring “Gold” grossed just $7.3 million on an estimated $20 million budget. Of the independent distributor’s 25 highest-grossing films, only one, last year’s Best Picture nominee “Lion,” was released after 2015. TWC is set to release “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, on November 24.

“It’s not the company it was four or five years ago,” Greif said. “It’s gotten a hell of a lot more competitive out there with the likes of Amazon and Netflix. You’ve got the other independents — Searchlight, Annapurna. All of these indies have basically taken a page from Harvey’s book and done it much better.”

The Weinstein Company may finally be freed of a domineering leader who was under a cloud of sexual assault allegations — but now it faces a new identity crisis, and likely impatient lenders.

“It’s a mixed bag that he’s no longer part of the company,” Greif said. “In some respects he was an asset, in some respects he’s distinctly a liability. They basically traded one turmoil for another turmoil.”

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What’s to become of The Weinstein Company now that Harvey Weinstein, one of the brothers for whom its named, is gone?

The Weinstein Company is already looking into changing its name and removing Harvey Weinstein’s credit from several upcoming TV series in an effort to scrub part of the stain from its its brand going forward. But how does that work when he essentially is the brand?

“Maybe him not calling the shots anymore is a good thing,” Lloyd Greif, the president and CEO of investment bank Greif & Co., told TheWrap. “But when he’s not there, what do you really have at the Weinstein Company?”

With his force of personality and Oscar track record, Harvey Weinstein in many ways is Weinstein Company, which he and Bob own an estimated 42 percent stake in. His loss leaves the independent studio, which has already shed numerous senior executives and significantly trimmed its yearly film slate, almost rudderless at a time when the tide in Hollywood is shifting.

Rather than try to turn that ship around under new leadership while dealing with a mountain of debt estimated at nearly $1 billion, the Weinstein board may end up looking to cut bait.

“I don’t know where this company goes right now,” Greif said, suggesting the board has likely spoken to investment bankers. “It probably goes into play again. This time around it’s probably a fire sale. Does it command sufficient value to cover the debt? Doubtful.”

The Weinstein Company did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment. The board fired Harvey Weinstein Sunday, three days after a New York Times report disclosed that he had made payments to eight women in an attempt to resolve sexual misconduct accusations. Weinstein said it contained inaccuracies, but admitted he needed to change.

Ross Gerber, the president and CEO of wealth management firm Gerber Kawasaki Inc., believes that with the company’s suffocating debt, diminished output — and now loss of its visionary leader, whom he called “a phenomenal picker of art,” the Weinstein Company will now seek to sell off its assets to get something for its shareholders.

TWC has had its TV business on the block for years. British broadcaster ITV had agreed to acquire Weinstein’s TV business in 2015 in a deal that would have valued the division at $950 million, but pulled out. But time could be increasingly of the essence.

“I think they go bankrupt in six months without a TV sale,” Gerber told TheWrap. “Maybe even with the TV sale. There is no company without Harvey.”

“Clearly the person who is the guiding light is no longer there,” Greif said. “You can change the name, God bless you, but it’s not fooling anybody.”

Two individuals with knowledge of the situation estimated TWC’s total debt at about $900 million. At a likely average interest rate of around 8 percent, that adds up to more than $70 million a year just in financing costs. TWC re-upped a $400 million senior credit facility with a variety of institutions last year. And the company is only releasing about six to eight movies a year.

According to a prospectus from investment bank Moelis & Co. obtained by Deadline earlier this year when the company was seeking an investor to take a stake, TWC’s TV division earned earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (or EBITDA, a common measure of a business’ core profitability) of $31.6 million in 2015 with an estimated $50.6 million in 2016 and $75.2 million projected for 2017 — a healthy margin, but not enough to overcome its debt.

Another individual close to the film finance industry told TheWrap he had heard TWC was looking to raise even more debt, this time in a fourth lien position — an extremely rare and almost certainly very expensive financing arrangement that would indicate cash pressures.

The bondholders control TWC’s assets, including its library, and will likely want $1 billion or more to be made whole. However, the longer they wait — and opportunistic investors watch TWC squirm under its debt load — that price could go down.

“I think the idea was to sell TV to get the bondholders off them,” Gerber said.

But such a sale could be easier said than done, especially now. While its TV business generates tens of millions of dollars after operating expenses, the company’s debt payments are a huge burden. And with Harvey Weinstein’s old relationships with A-list talent in serious jeopardy, at best, that selling point has also evaporated.

Because Chinese money has largely run dry in Hollywood, Greif said any purchaser of all or parts of TWC at this point would likely be a distressed buyer who would look for a big discount.

TWC’s film business, which Harvey is known for, hasn’t exactly been on fire the last few years as it finds itself increasingly muscled out of the way by the deep pockets of competitors like Amazon, Netflix and Annapurna.

The Matthew McConaughey-starring “Gold” grossed just $7.3 million on an estimated $20 million budget. Of the independent distributor’s 25 highest-grossing films, only one, last year’s Best Picture nominee “Lion,” was released after 2015. TWC is set to release “The Current War,” starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Thomas Edison, on November 24.

“It’s not the company it was four or five years ago,” Greif said. “It’s gotten a hell of a lot more competitive out there with the likes of Amazon and Netflix. You’ve got the other independents — Searchlight, Annapurna. All of these indies have basically taken a page from Harvey’s book and done it much better.”

The Weinstein Company may finally be freed of a domineering leader who was under a cloud of sexual assault allegations — but now it faces a new identity crisis, and likely impatient lenders.

“It’s a mixed bag that he’s no longer part of the company,” Greif said. “In some respects he was an asset, in some respects he’s distinctly a liability. They basically traded one turmoil for another turmoil.”

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Trump Makes Good on $1 Million Donation to Harvey Relief (Report)

President Trump has made good on his promise to donate $1 million of his own money to charities helping with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, The Hill reported Saturday.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Hill that the president cut checks to 12 organizations helping the disaster relief following the monster storm, which slammed into Texas and Louisiana last month.

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold was the first to report that the White House was giving out the money but it was not immediately clear whether the charities had received the donations or whether the checks would arrive in the coming days.

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The Hill confirmed with multiple groups that they have, in fact, received the president’s donations this week. Among the recipients: The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the ASPCA, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, the Houston Humane Society, Operation Blessing, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Team Rubicon, and two groups associated with Christian ministries — Samaritan’s Purse and Reach Out America.

Trump has a history of making charitable promises, with slow follow-through. In Jan. 2016, then-candidate Trump announced he was giving $1 million to veteran groups, but it was only after reporters pressed him that the money was eventually doled out.

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On Friday, the Associated Press reported that eight months after Trump was sworn into office, his inaugural committee has yet to donate leftover funds to charities, as promised.

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President Trump has made good on his promise to donate $1 million of his own money to charities helping with Hurricane Harvey relief efforts, The Hill reported Saturday.

The White House did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment, but Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told The Hill that the president cut checks to 12 organizations helping the disaster relief following the monster storm, which slammed into Texas and Louisiana last month.

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold was the first to report that the White House was giving out the money but it was not immediately clear whether the charities had received the donations or whether the checks would arrive in the coming days.

The Hill confirmed with multiple groups that they have, in fact, received the president’s donations this week. Among the recipients: The American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, the ASPCA, Catholic Charities, Direct Relief, Habitat for Humanity, the Houston Humane Society, Operation Blessing, Portlight Inclusive Disaster Strategies and Team Rubicon, and two groups associated with Christian ministries — Samaritan’s Purse and Reach Out America.

Trump has a history of making charitable promises, with slow follow-through. In Jan. 2016, then-candidate Trump announced he was giving $1 million to veteran groups, but it was only after reporters pressed him that the money was eventually doled out.

On Friday, the Associated Press reported that eight months after Trump was sworn into office, his inaugural committee has yet to donate leftover funds to charities, as promised.

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Twitter Shreds #NashvilleStatement for Gay-Bashing During Hurricane Harvey

Twitter critics have a message for the more than 150 Evangelical leaders behind a document called “The Nashville Statement”: Please hold off on your gay bashing until after Hurricane Harvey.

Or, you know: Knock it off altogether.

The “Nashville Statement” emerged from a meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s annual conference in Nashville. It consists of 14 statements of affirmation and denial relating to human sexuality.

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“It is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism,” said the statement, issued in the year of our Lord 2017.

“WE AFFIRM that self-conception as male or female should be defined by God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption as revealed in Scripture,” read one affirmation.

“WE DENY that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is consistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption,” read another.

Among critics of the Nashville Statement is Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who tweeted that it is “poorly named and does not represent the inclusive values of the city & people of Nashville.”

The Twitter critiques of the Nashville Statement came just hours after famed televangelist Joel Osteen was slammed for not opening the doors of his Houston megachurch to Harvey’s victims. (He eventually did.)

“Joel Osteen: No way anyone can top how tone deaf and Biblically blind I’ve been during Harvey,” wrote one person on Twitter. “NashvilleStatement: hold my BEER!”

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“I have other thoughts on the #NashvilleStatement, but my first was, ‘Don’t they know we’re still trying to rescue people from Harvey?’” asked another.

Hurricane Harvey, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, has ravaged Houston, flooding roadways and forcing an estimated 30,000 people out of their homes.

See more Twitter reactions to the Nashville Statement below.

Joel Osteen: No way anyone can top how tone deaf and Biblically blind I’ve been during #Harvey #NashvilleStatement: hold my BEER! ????????

— ⚖The Justice Team⚖ (@robyns323) August 29, 2017

Millions have lost everything to Harvey, many have died, so the religious right decides to lecture about LGBT people. #NashvilleStatement

— David Badash (@davidbadash) August 29, 2017

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Jesus didn’t say the #NashvilleStatement. Instead, he said the greatest commandment is to love God & 2nd greatest is to love your neighbor. https://t.co/7KzKbQloqk

— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 29, 2017

1) These evangelical leaders signing the #NashvilleStatement, but won’t sign a check to help Hurricane Harvey victims or open their churches

— Joshua White (@blackjoshwhite) August 29, 2017

The pastors who created the #NashvilleStatement could be helping victims of #Harvey right now. But they chose to attack the LGBT+ community.

— Repeal&Replace Trump (@Sha_Elise24) August 29, 2017

The #NashvilleStatement sounds like @CBMWorg planned for a post-gov’t world, in the off-chance Hurricane Harvey was actually God’s wrath.

— Andres Chavez (@prqls) August 29, 2017

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I have other thoughts on the #NashvilleStatement, but my first was, “Don’t they know we’re still trying to rescue people from Harvey?”

— Elizabeth Drouillard (@ThingsBright) August 29, 2017

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Twitter critics have a message for the more than 150 Evangelical leaders behind a document called “The Nashville Statement”: Please hold off on your gay bashing until after Hurricane Harvey.

Or, you know: Knock it off altogether.

The “Nashville Statement” emerged from a meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s annual conference in Nashville. It consists of 14 statements of affirmation and denial relating to human sexuality.

“It is sinful to approve of homosexual immorality or transgenderism,” said the statement, issued in the year of our Lord 2017.

“WE AFFIRM that self-conception as male or female should be defined by God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption as revealed in Scripture,” read one affirmation.

“WE DENY that adopting a homosexual or transgender self-conception is consistent with God’s holy purposes in creation and redemption,” read another.

Among critics of the Nashville Statement is Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, who tweeted that it is “poorly named and does not represent the inclusive values of the city & people of Nashville.”

The Twitter critiques of the Nashville Statement came just hours after famed televangelist Joel Osteen was slammed for not opening the doors of his Houston megachurch to Harvey’s victims. (He eventually did.)

“Joel Osteen: No way anyone can top how tone deaf and Biblically blind I’ve been during Harvey,” wrote one person on Twitter. “NashvilleStatement: hold my BEER!”

“I have other thoughts on the , but my first was, ‘Don’t they know we’re still trying to rescue people from Harvey?'” asked another.

Hurricane Harvey, which has since been downgraded to a tropical storm, has ravaged Houston, flooding roadways and forcing an estimated 30,000 people out of their homes.

See more Twitter reactions to the Nashville Statement below.

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