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Televangelist Joel Osteen: Obama ‘has reached out to us’
The Daily Caller ^ | 11/28/2011 | Caroline May

Posted on 12/01/2011 4:33:21 PM PST by Gamecock

Televangelist and senior pastor of Houston’s Lakewood Church Joel Osteen explained on Fox News Channel’s “Huckabee” over the weekend that President Barack Obama reached out to Osteen and Lakewood.

“He has reached out to us,” Osteen said. “And we have done some of the leadership things there at the White House with him and been able to pray with him — just simple things like that. And he’s been very kind and friendly to our ministry.”

A number of Americans still have questions about Obama’s religious beliefs. Whether it is due to his 20 year attendance at the Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United Church, polls indicating that 12 percent of Americans still believe that he is a Muslim, or the first family’s decision to not regularly attend church, the president’s Christian faith has not been an easy issue for the White House.

Earlier in the segment, host Mike Huckabee delved into Osteen’s thoughts on if Obama should attend church more regularly. Osteen was forgiving.

“You know I think it would be great. You know, I am probably too full of mercy and to say, you know, maybe all the things that come with the presidency, the security and all that — maybe that plays into it,” Osteen said. “But I believe he loves the Lord and things. I don’t know. But in the ideal world, yes [he would attend regularly].”

Obama explained in 2010 that he will not be joining a church while president because it is too disruptive.

In 2010, Osteen attended Obama’s Easter breakfast at the White House.


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1 posted on 12/01/2011 4:33:32 PM PST by Gamecock
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To: DocRock; del4hope; Alex Murphy; Gamecock; Dr. Eckleburg; jude24; Ottofire; fishtank; ...
YBPDLN PL Ping The YBPDLNPL is generally published infrequently, but based on the exploits of the megachurch pastors posts can spike for a period of time. If you would like on or off of this list please FReepmail me.


2 posted on 12/01/2011 4:35:57 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: Gamecock

Two peas in a pod imo.


3 posted on 12/01/2011 4:36:57 PM PST by SpringtoLiberty (Liberty is on the march!)
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To: Gamecock

A fraudulent president reaches out to a fraudulent “evangelist” and his fraudulent “church”...

You know???


4 posted on 12/01/2011 4:38:17 PM PST by TomServo
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To: Gamecock

One con man reaches out to another, perhaps?


5 posted on 12/01/2011 4:38:46 PM PST by JimSEA (The future ain't what it used to be.)
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To: Gamecock

[ Joel Osteen: Obama ‘has reached out to us’ ]

Who handled the “zipper”?...


6 posted on 12/01/2011 4:39:17 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Gamecock

Osteen is the spawn of an adulterous relationship - his preacher/pastor father ran off with the piano player. That, of course, isn’t Osteen’s fault, but perhaps it has something to do with Osteen’s profound theological and intellectual shallowness.


7 posted on 12/01/2011 4:40:25 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Gamecock

It’s incredible that people buy into these guys. Just one look of his constantly smiling mug with his perfect hair should scare anybody from sending money to his “ministry”.


8 posted on 12/01/2011 4:40:37 PM PST by Apollo5600 (Cain 2012)
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To: Gamecock

Osteen is the spawn of an adulterous relationship - his preacher/pastor father ran off with the church piano player. That, of course, isn’t Osteen’s fault, but perhaps it has something to do with Osteen’s profound theological and intellectual shallowness.


9 posted on 12/01/2011 4:40:57 PM PST by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: Gamecock

The Antichrist and his false prophet.


10 posted on 12/01/2011 4:48:46 PM PST by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: Gamecock

For all the mega-church pastors:

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think


11 posted on 12/01/2011 4:49:39 PM PST by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Gamecock
And he’s been very kind and friendly to our ministry.”

How much, Joel?

12 posted on 12/01/2011 4:51:23 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Gamecock

Considering that Osteen doesn’t really preach God’s word regularly...


13 posted on 12/01/2011 4:53:22 PM PST by JSDude1 (December 18, 2010 the Day the radical homosexual left declared WAR on the US Military.)
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To: Gamecock
I'm afraid I don't get your picture. The Crystal Cathedral belongs to the Catholic Church, not Rick Warren.
14 posted on 12/01/2011 4:54:03 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: SpringtoLiberty
I knew there was something about that 0steen dude I didn't like!!!
15 posted on 12/01/2011 4:54:48 PM PST by gimme1ibertee ("Criticism......brings attention to an unhealthy state of things"-Winston Churchill)
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To: Gamecock

I’m so tired of this sappy prosperity preacher mumbling and stumbling with his dishwater thick understanding of Christianity. Not too long ago, this “preacher” said that the mormon “religion” was Christian. It only takes a 2nd or 3rd grade religion class to see that this is bunk.

And now he’s ingratiating himself with a stinking muslim that has utter contempt for God and Christ . . . witness Obambi’s 503 word Thanksgiving homily that never once, not even once, mentioned the word GOD.

I change the channel whenever I see this televangelist yapping about God, but never telling his congregation anything about what the Bible says about abortion, fornication, and homosexual behavior.


16 posted on 12/01/2011 4:55:22 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Gamecock

Osteens religion is about as thin as Obama’s


17 posted on 12/01/2011 5:02:11 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Gamecock
Whatever blows your skirt up Joel ol' boy but don't get too full of yourself. The commie 'RATs are also "reaching out" to the military. The commie 'RATS know that they are going to need every vote they can get in 2012 to keep the communism train rolling.

P.S. Barry and Michelle's "reaching out" to the NASCAR fans didn't work out. NASCAR fans are not fools and they aren't stupid. They know what a car with no fancy paint job with no stickers and no business logos means. A lot of their drivers don't even have a ride next year.

18 posted on 12/01/2011 5:03:31 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Stop BIG Government Greed Now!!!!)
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To: Gamecock
‘has reached out to us’

Sound like a good description of a pickpocket.

19 posted on 12/01/2011 5:03:45 PM PST by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: laweeks
I change the channel whenever I see this televangelist yapping about God, but never telling his congregation anything about what the Bible says about abortion, fornication, and homosexual behavior.

Those things you mentioned might upset the paying audience. better to have a "smooth" sermon and fill those collection plates and donor envelopes. Rick Warren is a modern day "money changer", like the kind Jesus drove out of the Temple.

20 posted on 12/01/2011 5:08:03 PM PST by BipolarBob (Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and she walks into mine.)
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To: Gamecock

Why not..there is no Christ in Olsteens religion and a promise of prosperity ...


21 posted on 12/01/2011 5:11:02 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: Apollo5600

Just one look of his constantly smiling mug with his perfect hair should scare anybody from sending money to his “ministry”.

&&&
Not to mention that annoying blinking.


22 posted on 12/01/2011 5:11:45 PM PST by Bigg Red (Maryland girl on the Cain Train)
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To: Gamecock
But I believe he loves the Lord and things. I don’t know.

The snake oil salesman pastor could barely get the words out of his mouth. He loves the Lord and things? Stop it, Joel. Just stop it. I'm actually embarrassed for you.

23 posted on 12/01/2011 5:11:45 PM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (Some men just want to watch the world burn.)
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To: hosepipe

Ohhhhhh


24 posted on 12/01/2011 5:12:22 PM PST by RnMomof7
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To: hinckley buzzard

Crystal Cathedral is NOT Catholic.

TV Church - Robert Schuller (sp) - has had some problems himself.


25 posted on 12/01/2011 5:12:39 PM PST by Surrounded_too
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To: achilles2000
I did not know that about Osteens beginnings but I can't stand to listen to the blubbering fool. We have some very good friends and devout Christians who hang on his every word. I don't understand how they can be so devoted to him and his church. They are Catholic turn evangelical. They haven't asked us to go to church with them but I already know I am busy then. :)
26 posted on 12/01/2011 5:14:04 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Surrounded_too

Rome just bought it....


27 posted on 12/01/2011 5:16:27 PM PST by Gamecock (I am so thankful for [the] active obedience of Christ. No hope without it. JGM)
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To: CrazyIvan; Yehuda
‘has reached out to us’<<<

Sound like a good description of a pickpocket.

Or a molester.

The emperor and his court jesters have no clothes.

28 posted on 12/01/2011 5:19:14 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Gamecock

If Obama reaches out to you, cover your wallet with one hand and flip him off with the other.


29 posted on 12/01/2011 5:21:43 PM PST by festusbanjo (The National Nipple has run dry, All parasites still at the teat are merely tumors & must be cut off)
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To: All; Gamecock

WILLOW CREEK

  I heard Osteen say this last week. Many of these Evangelical mega-church preachers have been in the tank for Obama They are hardcore left wing radicals. 

  Aaron Klein, in his new book, Red Army,  explores the relationship of Lynne Hybels, wife of Willow Creek Community Church founder, Bill Hybels. She is now on Obama’s “Spiritual Council” as his “spiritual advisor” 

  Willow Creek is outside Chicago, and runs scams charging enormous fees to “advise” other churches. 

 The Hybels, and Willow Creek are deeply rooted in Marxist-Leninist, Hegelian Dialectic NWO ideology. Bill Clinton gave his infamous “Monica Lewinsky Mea Culpa” live from Willow Creek with Bill Hybels at his side. It was broadcast live to hundreds of churches around the country.

  Some important links:

http://etherzone.com/2001/proc121101.shtml

NB Google “Willow Creek” & “Hegel”
for more. Links are routinely scrubbed. This is an important topic. 
  


30 posted on 12/01/2011 5:36:59 PM PST by Cincinna ( *** NOBAMA 2012 ***)
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To: RnMomof7

SHUT UP and SMILE!!! Just listen to the buckteeth and everything will be all sugary and sweet and we will all be rich and have no problems, don’t you know?


31 posted on 12/01/2011 5:42:09 PM PST by Chong
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To: Gamecock

Let’s not forget!

Obama wins back Catholic vote
http://www.cathnews.com/article.aspx?aeid=9996
Incoming US President Barack Obama has won back a significant proportion of the Catholic vote previously lost to George Bush, electoral analysts say.

The International Herald Tribune quoted several religious experts saying that the swing in the Catholic vote in this year’s election may be one of the more significant political developments, despite the emphasis that Democrats have put on attracting evangelical voters.

Although Kerry is Catholic, he won only 47 percent of Catholic voters, while Bush drew 52 percent. That represented a reversal from 2000 when Gore won 50 percent of Catholics and Bush won 47 percent.

On Tuesday, Catholics, who accounted for about a quarter of the electorate, supported Obama, at 54 percent, over McCain, at 45 percent.


32 posted on 12/01/2011 5:43:48 PM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Gamecock

“A number of Americans still have questions about Obama’s religious beliefs.”

...as well as Joel Osteen’s religious beliefs.


33 posted on 12/01/2011 5:44:09 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: Gamecock
Joel preaching a different Gospel
Galatians 1:8-9 says he is accursed...
34 posted on 12/01/2011 5:46:35 PM PST by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: Gamecock
“But I believe he loves the Lord and things. I don’t know."

What an inane statement. At best, Joel Osteen is a sort of life coach with vaguely Christian themes that he regularly subverts, for the nicest of reasons and in the nicest of ways.

35 posted on 12/01/2011 5:51:54 PM PST by RegulatorCountry
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To: Gamecock
President Barack Obama reached out to Osteen and Lakewood.

Yes, Osteen and Lakewood, that is a knife in that outstretched hand.

36 posted on 12/01/2011 5:53:27 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier currently deployed in the Valley of Death, Afghanistan)
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To: Apollo5600

I notice that too. This guy is always smiling, like he’s ready to tell jokes, or ready to hit the punch line of the story, which we anticipate will be funny.

We don’t know for sure what’s in his heart. But I don’t care for his public persona, and wonder how many people he really leads towards his faith.


37 posted on 12/01/2011 5:55:00 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Gamecock

This certainly ends any doubt—Osteen clearly has made a pact with the Devil.


38 posted on 12/01/2011 6:07:31 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SpringtoLiberty

Yup. One is just as big a fraud as the other.

Anything for power and a price.


39 posted on 12/01/2011 7:11:05 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: onedoug

ping


40 posted on 12/01/2011 7:12:35 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: Gamecock

“reached out to us” = greased my palm


41 posted on 12/01/2011 7:13:31 PM PST by WeatherGuy
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To: Ditter

Weak minds? Good friends?

Only a blathering idiot expecting something for nothing if he just believes could endure the yapping this fraud throws out.


42 posted on 12/01/2011 7:16:59 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half the people are below average.)
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To: Gamecock

Cult votes for sale.


43 posted on 12/01/2011 7:17:31 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Sequoyah101

Something for nothing? Like salvation?

Yeah, they are good friends of ours and have been for longer than they have gone to this church. We are not going to drop them because of the church they attend.


44 posted on 12/01/2011 7:29:16 PM PST by Ditter
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To: Gamecock; a fool in paradise
What would Buddy Jesus do?


45 posted on 12/01/2011 7:34:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Gamecock

A long time ago I heard a preacher say that when the persecution comes, it will come from the church. I had a hard time understanding that at the time. The “church” of the false prophets may just do the bidding of their master in our time. Reading Bonhoffer gave me a perspective the Reich Church in the 20th century. Don’t want to give this buffoon to much credit but he is a tool to be used if they want him.


46 posted on 12/01/2011 7:56:42 PM PST by strongbow
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To: hinckley buzzard

It’s a historical comparison.


47 posted on 12/02/2011 8:04:02 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Gamecock

48 posted on 12/02/2011 8:07:56 AM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Gamecock
obama has reached out to all of us feel the love
49 posted on 12/02/2011 8:24:58 AM PST by sunny48
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To: Surrounded_too

It will be very soon though.


50 posted on 12/02/2011 10:25:56 AM PST by lupie
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