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Joel Osteen: My Views Against Homosexuality Will Never Change — VIDEO

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Perhaps getting caught tapping his foot in a men's room stall will eventually change megachurch pastor Joel Osteen's views on scripture.

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  1. What I don't understand is why anyone gives this man ANY type of platform to speak on. What has he accomplished for humanity precisely? Okay--so we know he heads a megachurch and spews grabage to the brainwashed masses. But, has he worked on the discovery of a cure or breakthrough treatment for HIV? Has he pioneered a new way to treat and cure cancerous lesions? Is he the latest engineering genius to invent something radical that is going to dramatic improve the way everyone lives their lives? No. He is a preacher who preaches superstitous nonsense to those who will listen and believe it. And yet, he continues to appear on national television on a regular basis where he is given the attention of the limlight and a mechanism to promote stupidity. So, again I ask: Why?

    Posted by: Dr. Christopher Blackwell | Oct 5, 2011 2:16:46 PM


  2. "main things"

    There must be a thousand prohibitions in Leviticus. Only one is "main". Odd.

    Posted by: BobN | Oct 5, 2011 2:48:18 PM


  3. I agree with Mitchblair, I kinda find myself listening to him more than the other religious wackos because he doesn't really preach the "death to all gays" mantra. That doesn't mean I like him anymore than the WBC, but at least he's a bit easier to stomach.

    Posted by: Bryan | Oct 5, 2011 4:31:04 PM


  4. There is something suspiciously fake about this guy which give me the creeps.

    Posted by: jaragon | Oct 5, 2011 5:38:14 PM


  5. At one point, the most important phrase in the scripture was "thou shalt not suffer a witch to live". How many "witches" had to be burned at the stake?
    200 years later, it's still there in Exodus. And who are the "witches" of today?

    Posted by: Jesse Archer | Oct 5, 2011 8:08:45 PM


  6. closet case probably next one caught toe tapping in a men's room stall.

    Posted by: walter | Oct 5, 2011 8:36:13 PM


  7. Witches of today? Well, there's Michelle Bachmann, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Phyillis Schafley, and numerous other journalists, politicians, and others in the public eye who I'm convinced aren't even speaking what they feel---they just realized that female conservatives are a rare lot in the public eye (plenty in private life) and they could make a lot of money by being zealots.

    I don't care if he's gay. Sure, the exposure of his hypocrisy would be great, because I despise hypocrites more than anything. But I don't relish the notion of people associating gays with guys like this.

    Posted by: Paul R | Oct 6, 2011 2:33:14 AM


  8. I cannot believe people give money to these "evangalists". Do they ever show their homes, maids, butlers, drivers or limos on their shows? From what I've read of the bible, your last goals in life is unnaceptace or money! Hopefully there is a special place reserved for "them". I believe it's called HELL!

    Posted by: Paul O. | Oct 7, 2011 2:13:02 AM


  9. It is amazing to me when a true Christian that believes the Word is criticized about his/her beliefs. Why would you be shocked that a Christian does not believe in homosexuality? Regardless of what the world says about acceptance, God's word says that this lifestyle is a sin. God loves the person and Jesus died to give us a new life free from the sins of our past! The only change that needs to take place is the mindset that thinks it is okay to sleep with the same sex as well as all other sexual immorality.

    Posted by: Lover of God! | Oct 4, 2012 12:33:24 PM


  10. Stop judging this man

    Posted by: Adeyemi | Nov 10, 2012 7:56:55 PM


  11. I agree that Joel is preaching a message that is contrary to biblical teaching. He should be warning people that the end is near and sinners need to repent of their sins and serve the living God. God is love, He hates the sin, but loves the sinner. When we speak of homosexuals we pass over the actual things they do in the name of "love". It is LUST pure and simple. The things they do are dispicable and an abomination to God. If you don't repent and turn from your ways you will soon find out what sin is. Judgemant day is coming and I hope you will be ready to face your Maker when that time comes.May God have mercy on your souls and give you grace to see the truth of His word.

    Posted by: Beverly | Nov 27, 2012 10:30:01 AM


  12. He does have a gay older brother i know him

    Posted by: Romeo | Dec 17, 2012 11:10:29 AM


  13. Homosexuality is not new. It was there in the time of Lot in the Bible. Sodom and Gomorrha was destroyed because of homo acts. That truth can never change no matter how popular the practice is growing. There are other vices in the bible like greed, extortion ! Why are we concentrating on homosexuality!

    Posted by: arkeen | Jan 5, 2013 8:39:09 AM


  14. It's funny how people will follow the lead of a commentator. Even one that misquotes fact. The observation that the bible should be "dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century is a great example. He quoted a portion of scripture and used it as an example. He probably would not have used it had he taken the time to read the scripture he quoted which is as follows:" You have heard the law say that the punishment should match the injury, an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. But I say do not resist an evil person. If someone slaps you on the right cheek, offer also your left cheek". What part of that needs to be dragged into the 21st century?

    Posted by: Bill Jackson | Jan 6, 2013 7:37:09 PM


  15. I've listened to many of his sermons & he always says his Church welcomes everyone. He also preaches love & tolerance. Hypocritical? Money? A man of God does not condemn.

    Posted by: A B Earls | Jan 19, 2013 7:58:30 PM


  16. I think ppl fail to remember that most ppl feel that homosexuality goes against the laws of nature. Can 2 men have a baby without the help of science, adoption, arragments outside of the relationship? No. Can 2 women? No.

    Posted by: Samantha | Apr 26, 2013 1:24:33 AM


  17. Personally I think too much attention is placed on the homosexual lifestyle as if it is the Worst thing a man can do. That simply is not true. I consider how would Jesus approach someone living is sin... Any Sin. Because frankly and here is the catch folks, according to God sin is sin, and all that is constitutes a separation from God, and people like to point to Adam and Eve as the beginning of that, it is not, it began when Lucifer rebelled against God and took one third of the angels with him cast from His presence, and their has been this breach ever since, now Lucifer [and he is a different person than Satan, really] has chosen to destroy what God created. That is where death, diseases, and all manner of sin the human race is capable of doing. And the worst sin is denying Christ. Without Faith it is impossible to please Him. Why because without faith a man will never believe in Truth, he will create his own truths. The only way to rid yourself of that sin, is a relationship with Christ. That doesn't mean you will never sin again, it takes work to Repent completely and it can never fully be done in this life.

    Posted by: Art | Oct 30, 2013 12:24:47 PM


  18. Thanks for standing up for your beliefs Joel. Who is man to change the word of God? We all definitely do our fair share of sinning and so shouldn't single out a specific group of people. God loves homosexuals the same as everybody else, homosexual marriage I think is the part we should disagree with. Homosexuality is just another sin and a sin is a sin is a sin and we all commit them every day so it is hypocrisy to speak against homosexuals since we are just as bad. Marriage tho is defined as a covenant between one man and one woman, so it isn't hypocrisy to try to preserve that definition. It is principle.

    Posted by: Zach | Dec 12, 2013 11:36:16 AM


  19. Joel says that he believes what the Bible says. Read the book of Genesis. Homosexuality was rampant in Sodom and Gomorrah, and God destroyed them with fire and brimstone. In the first chapter of the book of Romans in the New Testament, Paul says that homosexuality is not natural; it's an abomination. You can believe whatever you want to, but if you believe what the Bible says (and God cannot lie), then you use its teachings to guide your life to the best of your ability. The Bible is still just as valid today as when it was written. Christians have a right to their beliefs also, based on the First Amendment.

    Posted by: Sky | Oct 17, 2014 10:49:32 PM


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