Megachurch Pastor Joel Osteen Declares Homosexuality Sin
This happened on Wednesday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” show during a discussion of faith, finances, charity, and more.
“The scriptures shows that it’s a sin,” said Osteen in the interview. “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 of that. I mean, there are other sins in the Bible too…I don’t believe homosexuality is God’s best for a person’s life.”
After the above statement Morgan questioned Osteen, “You don’t normally talk about sin. That’s the first time I have heard you spell it out. It’s almost like you came ready for that question and thought I’m actually gonna say this. I’m gonna say its a sin.”
Osteen answered by noting both that he has grown in knowledge since his first interviews. Osteen also defended himself by saying that he often speaks about how we should live our lives.
Later in the interview, Osteen indicated that he was against gay civil partnerships, but stated in reference to gay people, “I’m not gonna bash those people. I say it’s wrong because that’s what the scripture says.
Joel Osteen is pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston Texas housed in a 16,000 seat auditorium. It is the largest regularly used worship center in the united states.