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3 comments | Tuesday, January 25, 2011

You'll definitely want to tune in to Piers Morgan Tonight on CNN Wednesday as he sits down with mega-church pastor and televangelist Joel Osteen. A clip of the forthcoming interview available below shows Osteen doing what he does best: talking out of both sides of his mouth in an attempt to keep the money flowing into his million dollar ministry.

Osteen tells Morgan: " "The scripture shows that it's a sin. But you know I'm not one of those that are out there to bash homosexuals and tell them that they're terrible people and all that. I mean...there are other sins in the bible too. I think sometimes the church...and I don't mean this critically, but we focus on one issue or two issues and there's plenty of other one's. I don't believe homosexuality is God's best for a person's life."

Morgan asks some tough questions of Osteen regarding homosexuality throughout the interview and seems to force the prosperity pimp...I mean preacher... to admit that he never went to seminary. Shocking.

In a discussion about Sir Elton John and his husband and newborn baby Osteen also jumped at the opportunity to speak about his opposition to civil unions.

"Well, it's strictly back to what the scripture says. I mean, I can't grab one part and say God wants you to be blessed and live an abundant life, and not grab the other part that says, you know what? You know, live that kind of life. So it comes back to the scripture. I'm not the judge. You know, God didn't tell me to go around judging everybody."

And all this time I thought civil unions was the compromise given to us "dirty homos" so we wouldn't ruin the "sanctity of marriage."

I implore anyone reading this blog to study scripture for yourself and question every wolf in sheep's clothing masquerading as a minister.

Watch Osteen's vomit inducing diatribe below:

h/t Towleroad


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Even when we believe the scriptures are "without error" it's a risk to think that our understanding is without error. I encourage people to read the bible for themselves and pray for their own understanding, rather than accepting any and everybody's interpretation.

January 25, 2011 10:33 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

After listening to Pastor Osteen I believe he is in the same quandary that many prominent ministers in our nation are in. The truth is that they simply don’t have the revelation that being gay is not an addiction that one chooses or simply recovers from. I do appreciate however that in this excerpt of the interview shown, Joel does in fact admits this, something few Pastor would ever confess to. The belief that same-gender-loving people are sinners is one of the major reasons that I decided to write my new book: THEY SAY THAT I AM BROKEN. I have posted a dynamic excerpt from my book on my website that I am certain will bless everyone who is struggling to reconcile their sexuality and spirituality. Also check out the link on my webpage entitled: LORD MY CHILD IS GAY, WHAT DO I DO?

Simply go to: WWW.TERRYANGELMASON.COM to find out how you may pre-order this life-changing book.

Bishop Terry Angel Mason, Global Author

January 27, 2011 6:04 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Well Osteen is no different than most other ministers. If given the chance, most of them would say exactly the same thing. That's why it's important for people not to focus on every word of their minister and pursue a relationship personally with their god. It's their own responsibility to read the Bible, know what it says as it pertains to each area of their lives and when in doubt, pray that their god speaks to them with the answer they need for their own salvation. Furthermore, it seems like Piers Morgan was trying to bait him into saying those things, and Osteen, I think, was lashing out. Morgan seemed to keep bringing the conversation right back to homosexuality, and I'm not sure why the interview seemed to spend so much time there. But anyhow, back to my point. Ministers are mortal, human beings just like non-ministers. So, we need to stop putting all of our religious eggs in a minister's basket. It's OUR job to read and learn and pray and find out what God wants of us...and it's not up to what we hear from our minister.

January 27, 2011 7:00 PM


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