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Joel Osteen Doesn’t Want Anti-Gay Stance To Define His Ministry
webpronews ^ | June 4, 2014 | Val Powell

Posted on 06/03/2014 5:26:52 AM PDT by goodwithagun

Pastor Joel Osteen is open about his disapproval of gay marriage, but he does not want his opinion to define his whole ministry. During a talk with Osteen and his wife Victoria, HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont Hill asked him if gay marriage goes against the rules of Christianity.

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He never really answers the question.
1 posted on 06/03/2014 5:26:52 AM PDT by goodwithagun
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To: goodwithagun

His whole ministry appears to be not wanting to not be liked. I recall something in Scripture about bringing a sword...


2 posted on 06/03/2014 5:31:47 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: goodwithagun

Are we allowed to talk about this, or is this “behind the closed doors of a church.”?


3 posted on 06/03/2014 5:34:15 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains
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To: jagusafr

He’s pretty popular and wants to remain that way.


4 posted on 06/03/2014 5:34:26 AM PDT by ryan71 (The Partisans)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Unlike other Osteen threads, this one is open.


5 posted on 06/03/2014 5:36:27 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: jagusafr

I also remember something about being luke-warm. Not a good thing.

However, he can have a big role. He is so non-threatening that he appeals to a lot of non-Christians and can help them find Jesus. Once they do and read the Bible, they may discover the whole truth by themselves, or they may hear it from another minister.


6 posted on 06/03/2014 6:00:09 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: goodwithagun; GeronL

Not when the lesbian married mayor gave him a sweetheart hookup deal on pwnership of the civic funded Summit.


7 posted on 06/03/2014 6:08:05 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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To: goodwithagun

He may not have a choice. It’s a sign of the times that some radical gay organization can make a target out of him. As long as he doesn’t capitulate he’ll do fine.


8 posted on 06/03/2014 6:39:25 AM PDT by The Public Eye
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To: ryan71

Good ol “Money Cometh” prosperity gospel Joel. you want the lite-lite version of anything Christian you go to Joel.


9 posted on 06/03/2014 6:45:01 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: goodwithagun
We have some wonderful friends who hang on this guy's every word. Life long Catholic have converted to Osteen. He is on TV here with ads for his church and that kind of turns me off.
10 posted on 06/03/2014 6:52:54 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: goodwithagun

Smiley.


11 posted on 06/03/2014 7:05:17 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

its not as if it is a new position for the church anyway


12 posted on 06/03/2014 7:08:30 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: goodwithagun
Pastor Joel Osteen is open about his disapproval of gay marriage

So in this instance "open" mean he never ever talks about it, right?

13 posted on 06/03/2014 7:10:57 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: a fool in paradise

bump


14 posted on 06/03/2014 7:11:38 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: winner3000
He is so non-threatening that he appeals to a lot of non-Christians and can help them find Jesus. Once they do and read the Bible

Or they may stop with Osteen's 'buddy Jesus' - and not only never open a Bible but also dismiss any hard truths about the need for holiness are 'unloving' and 'judgmental.'


15 posted on 06/03/2014 7:21:13 AM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: goodwithagun
He never really answers the question.

Marc Lamont Hill asked him if gay marriage goes against the rules of Christianity.

Osteen told Hill, “It would be, but I don’t really focus on a lot of those things...

I am not a huge fan of Joel's (disclosure, my brother knows him), but saying 'it (gay marriage) would be (against the rules of christianity)' is what I see being said. I think he answered the question, and better than I expected...

16 posted on 06/03/2014 10:09:32 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: LearnsFromMistakes

When somebody uses “but,” it means everything before the word isn’t true. If he truly believes it, he does not need to qualify it with an explanation. He should just state, “It would be.”


17 posted on 06/03/2014 11:10:25 AM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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To: goodwithagun

As I said, he answered it better than I thought he would. I was pleasantly surprised in the second video, but I did have low expectations. (I used ‘but’ there, but I didn’t mean to imply that everything before it wasn’t true - dang I did it again...)

Too bad it wasn’t good enough for you.


18 posted on 06/03/2014 11:25:17 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: goodwithagun

“disapproval of same sex ‘marriage’” is NOT “anti-gay”.


19 posted on 06/03/2014 11:27:05 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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