You know, i am not a fan of Osteen, anyone who promotes discrimination is really as i stated above, a douchebag. He is not as out spoken against gays as lets say Rick Santorum or other “christian conservatives” but just saying he believes that being gay is a sin and that you should try to change, is just as bad in my book.
I have had a problem with this Oprah interview since i saw the promos for it. All though Oprah is the furthest thing from anti-gay, I do not understand why she would interview a bigot such as Osteen. If he were racist would this interview have the same tone? No, racism would be the entire interview.
It’s funny how people will still accept others for being anti-gay but if they say or promote anything racisit, the are condemned to the gates of hell and it turns into a “town hall meeting”. Although i agree, the shame view and condemnation should be appointed to anyone promoting an anti-gay stance. It is that simple.
Osteen, appearing last night on Oprah’s Next Chapter, told Oprah Winfrey, “I believe that homosexuality is shown as a sin in the Scripture,” but he doesn’t think anyone can become totally free of sin, so he believes gays will be accepted into heaven. He also said, “I would encourage people to be willing to change and grow” — for gays, ostensibly this means to become straight.
Ole cross dresser,he don’t preach right. it’s like being in a seminar. Whay’s he hiding?
I’m a Christian. I don’t hate gays but it is a sin. The Bible states that a man should not lie with another man. It’s an abomination. Just because we don’t believe in being gay doesn’t mean we’re trying to tell people to discriminate. I treat them like any other. I have gay family and they know how I feel about it. I still accept them. They’re my family and if anyone tries to harm them because they’re gay, they WILL answer to me.
So i guess during the civil rights era you also would have loved the black community but still believed that they should drink out of separate water fountains or ride in the back of the bus? let make this clear for “christians” like yourself, when you are telling people that they way they are born is a sin and an abomination, than you are promoting discrimination. do you believe that gays should have the right to marry? something tells me your christian views would not be so supportive. I pity your family members who “know” how you feel but still support them, because i can tell you this, either you love and accept everything about the person or you don’t at all. True love is unconditional and all accepting. Too bad Osteen does not preach that…