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Mega-Church Pastor Joel Osteen Chimes In On Gays

Joel Osteen— televangelist, author, and Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas—has been hitting the airwaves hard promoting his new book, Break Out: 5 Keys to Go Beyond Your Barriers and Live an Extraordinary Life.

Osteen recently sat down with Josh Zepps of HuffPost Live to talk shop on everything from prayer, to the Pope, to (of course) the gays.

 During their chit chat, Zepps read a piece that he liked from Osteen's new book:

"It doesn't matter who likes you or doesn't like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you, he approves of you." 

Zepps followed up by asking if that included homosexuals.

"Absolutely. I believe that God breathed life into every person, and that every person is made in the image of God and you have to accept them as they are on their journey. I'm not here to preach hate or push people down."

Well, surprise, surprise!

See the video in all of its glory below.

 

 

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What did you think about what Osteen had to say? And may we ask, why do so many preachers talk in that creepy-voice? *shivers*

 

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Since God says homosexuality is sin, IT IS. When we sin this way, along with fornication, we sin AGAINST OUR OWN BODY. Check our love walk....If love God, ourselves, and one another, we won't do things to destroy our relationship with God, ourselves, and each other. Jesus lives in us. When we sin, we pollute our temples. We MUST understand this. Truth MUST BE PREACHED AT THE PULPIT, AND OUR DAILY LIVES. WE MUST DIE TO SELF, WE ARE BOUGHT WITH THE BLOOD OF JESUS. God did NOT give us greasy Grace, He empowered us to renew our minds to the mind of Christ. We ARE NEW CREATIONS, IF we have Christ as our Savior. What about submitting to His Lordship? We are not lord.

First, he says that gays aren't an example of God's best work. Now he's playing the "you are made in God's image" card.
Hypocrisy, thy name is Joel.

Christians are made in God's image, but that doesn't mean they aren't struggling with sin which isn't God's best work, but thanks to the blood of Jesus, God still sees us as only In His image and worthy to be with Him..so stop being a babbling, stone throwing, Pharisee already

He is an evil X-tian....who the F*ck cares what he has to say ..he is evil and needs to die..period!

The is only one kind of good X-tian.

Of course the creep is going to say a lot of NICE things about gays...he's trying to sell a book!!! and he wants you to buy it, straight or gay...will there be something about hypocrisy in that book?

Agorá ´onda todos os religiosos serm imparciais com os homosexuais? claro qurem ganhar  +++ $ dinheiro,,. DESCONFIO DELES!!!!;.......

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Did any one see his interview on "Oprah's Nex't Chapter", when Oprah posed the question to him about homosexuality?

He said that very same thing about how he's not about hate, (I'm paraphrasing his words here) BUT you can't deny the scripture. I hope someone can find video to get his exact words. But whatever his exact words were, it's clear that those of you who are suspicious, have every right to be.

why some gay people feel that way is indoctrination ,as children in religion know cause been there almost died because taught self haltered...took me many years to forgive myself and church

Sorry. I still don't trust him as far as I can throw a piano.

Good for him. It was a kind response.

I see no soul in those eye$.

When he performs a gay wedding at his church, I might believe him.

Well, now that the Pope has spoken he's changed his views. I still think he's homophobic.

Even if he believed it was a sin, he is not prejudice against homosexuals. Some homosexuals believe that it is a sin, but they still choose to acknowledge the lifestyle. 

Religion is a crutch and a way for organized churches to control you and guilt you into giving up your money.

lol nobody guilts you into giving...lol you would know that if you knew anything about GOD and His people..and GOD is a Crutch because everyone needs Help...even you honey.

same sex marriage really necessary? marriage is certification of ownership, I myself do not want to be owned. I'm human not an animal.

The concept of marriage itself is not really the issue.  Marriage as a function of society and civil rights is completely necessary.  For purposes of simply equal legal rights and human rights.  I think it's also important to remember, this is only the first step.  10 years from now, as a result of these simple steps today for equality, gay/straight will not be an issue.

The guys is a closet case 

Sounds all well and good, but the follow-up question should have been asked: "do you still believe homosexuality is a sin?" and Rev. Osteen would have answered yes....I recently heard him clarify this point in an interview.

Actions are better than words......so, will he allow a Same Sex marriage in his church or fight so that children can be adopted by two loving parents, regardless of sexual identity? 

Well what a switch !  Maybe a leopard does change its spots.  I hope so - but more likely just an attempt to push more books.  He may have seen the light - let's hope.

He is JUST a salesman. Who do you really need to tell you that you are OK?

Where do I sign up?

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