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FRIDAY, SEP 21, 2012  |  13 comments
Joel Osteen Pressed on Homosexuality; Says He Didn't 'Choose to Be Straight'

Evangelical Christian pastor Joel Osteen attempted to defend his views on homosexuality in a televised interview Thursday, saying that he believes homosexuality is a sin and not "God's best." Toward the end of the interview, Osteen affirmed that he did not "choose" to have an heterosexual orientation.

Osteen began the interview by referencing his new book, I Declare: 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life, saying that his goal as a pastor is to lift his congregants up, and instill a good sense of self-image in each one of his service attendees.

Soledad O'Brien, host of CNN's "Starting Point," then steered the conversation toward the subject of homosexuality, asking Osteen if he believes that homosexuality is a sin. ...


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Frank  Contact via emailFind all comments by Frank
Christopher000 wrote:
Nobody concerned about the viper pit he was in and how they blind sided him with this? And he did say repeatedly it was a sin according to scripture.
Hi James, my opinion of Osteen isn't based on this one interview, but many that I've listened to. Osteen, as his Father was, is an inclusionist and skates around every single, fatal, biblical issue so as not to offend anyone. That's why his church membership is enormous. His message is: come as you are and no need to change...if you are a decent person and say you love God, then you're all set for Heaven. Kind of like the RCC claiming that we all worship the same god but have different ways of getting there. You can always bet that any church that large is either Catholic, Charismatic, majoring in faith healing, or a promoter of the ecumenical movement.
Thanks for this comment; I agree with it fully. Osteen is like Rick Warren; ("in context") they sometimes sound legitimate and sometimes heretical. He is clearly ecumenical and a pluralist in his heart. He stands for nothing except what benefits him. Anyway, thanks again for your thoughts.
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Christopher000 | RI  Find all comments by Christopher000
Nobody concerned about the viper pit he was in and how they blind sided him with this? And he did say repeatedly it was a sin according to scripture.

Hi James, my opinion of Osteen isn't based on this one interview, but many that I've listened to. Osteen, as his Father was, is an inclusionist and skates around every single, fatal, biblical issue so as not to offend anyone. That's why his church membership is enormous. His message is: come as you are and no need to change...if you are a decent person and say you love God, then you're all set for Heaven. Kind of like the RCC claiming that we all worship the same god but have different ways of getting there. You can always bet that any church that large is either Catholic, Charismatic, majoring in faith healing, or a promoter of the ecumenical movement.

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Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
James from LA
Remember that he voluntarily entered said viper pit. He was there to proclaim the truth of the gospel right? Nope he was there to promote his new book, "Gnosticism light for Dummies"
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CJW | Philippines  Find all comments by CJW
"Osteen affirmed that he did not "choose" to have an heterosexual orientation....his goal as a pastor is to lift his congregants up"

But he does choose to mislead his followers by not preaching the truth! Judgment will come upon these false preachers.

Jer 23:21 I have not sent these prophets, yet they ran: I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied. 22 But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

How wicked it is to lie to people about their sins and not love them enough to preach the truth and do it just for a buck!

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marielle leveillard | paxton MA  Find all comments by marielle leveillard
God is great
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Crissy | USA Louisiana  Find all comments by Crissy
New Living Translation (©2007)
For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears want to hear. 2Timothy 4:3
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News Item9/21/12 8:37 PM
James is back | Louisianna  Contact via emailFind all comments by James is back
Nobody concerned about the viper pit he was in and how they blind sided him with this? And he did say repeatedly it was a sin according to scripture.
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News Item9/21/12 2:44 PM
Jim Lincoln | Nebraska  Find all comments by Jim Lincoln
I guess he's killed the Arminian argument, because he never chose to be a Christian either. Taking the Measure of Joel Osteen (The Albert Mohler Radio Program).
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News Item9/21/12 9:16 AM
7across  Find all comments by 7across
"saying that he believes homosexuality is a sin and not "God's best." Toward the end of the interview, Osteen affirmed that he did not "choose" to have an heterosexual orientation."

Yup! Used car salesmen can sell even the most tired of old bangers.

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News Item9/21/12 7:24 AM
Christopher000 | RI  Find all comments by Christopher000
It's amazing to me how these guys, being raised in the church and so knowledgable can be so far removed from the word of God. Like the faith healers, and so-called prophets, they are so certain of their salvation even though they stray so far from and compromise the word of God leading so many to destruction. Destruction, among other reasons, because many fall away after being disallusioned to all of the current heresies and fakaries.
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News Item9/21/12 7:23 AM
Christopher000 | RI  Find all comments by Christopher000
22 hours ago
Chicagoan from Chicago writes:
I tought Muslims were peaceful!

It's amazing to me how these guys, being raised in the church and so knowledgable can be so far removed from the word of God. Like the faith healers, and so-called prophets, they are so certain of their salvation even though they stray so far from and compromise the word of God leading so many to destruction. Destruction, among other reasons, because many fall away after being disallusioned to all of the current heresies and fakaries.

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News Item9/21/12 7:10 AM
Russ | Texas  Find all comments by Russ
If you are only out to make sure you can fill your stadium and sell books then you are never going say anything that might be offensive. I wish this man were not even called a Christian. He is spineless and, like crissy said, he is deceived. Or worse he is a deceiver.
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News Item9/21/12 2:39 AM
Crissy | USA Louisiana  Find all comments by Crissy
He is sooo deceived!
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