Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Osteens: Obama doing great job, loves the Lord
CNN ^ | 4/8/2009 | Larry King Live

Posted on 04/08/2009 11:32:56 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky

(CNN) -- Joel Osteen is the senior pastor for the Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas. It's America's largest congregation. His wife, Victoria Osteen, is the co-pastor there.

The Osteens, known for their optimistic outlook on life, visited "Larry King Live" Tuesday night for a wide-ranging interview that covered President Obama, same-sex marriage, the recent outbreak of mass shootings, the state of religion in America and more.

The following interview has been edited for brevity and clarity:

Larry King: Since you were last on, we have sworn in our first African-American president. What are your impressions [of Barack Obama]?

Joel Osteen: Well, I think he's doing a great job. I'm impressed with his skill, his calmness, his just strength under pressure. These are tough times for him.

King: And you, Victoria?

Victoria Osteen: I've been really impressed. In fact, I've been impressed [with] the first lady. She stepped up, and she's done a remarkable job.

King: Recent polls show 12 percent of Americans still believe Obama is a Muslim, and 35 percent say they don't know his religion, but to most of them it don't matter. Should it matter?

Joel Osteen: Well, it matters to me. It matters to me that I know he loves the Lord, and I think it's important that he has convictions from his faith. So to me, it matters when I'm making my personal decisions.

King: Does it matter to you, Victoria?

Victoria Osteen: It does. It matters to me. ... I believe he is a Christian.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bho44; cinos; clueless; delusional; falseprophet; lukewarm; obama; obamaandgod; osteen; pastor; ybpdln
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-84 next last
I get the feeling these two would have been praising Hitler before the Holocaust in Nazi Germany if they were alive back then.
1 posted on 04/08/2009 11:32:57 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Personally, I don’t trust any of those snake oil TV preachers.


2 posted on 04/08/2009 11:34:39 PM PDT by Chet 99
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

So the Osteens are pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.


3 posted on 04/08/2009 11:36:48 PM PDT by donna (Sheriff Dept watch: http://www.firecoalition.com/article/index.asp?type=announce&id=111)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

didn’t mrs osteen get kicked off an airline for being out of control?


4 posted on 04/08/2009 11:37:08 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: donna
So the Osteens are pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.

They say the interview that they prefer marriage remain between a man and a woman but that they weren't knocking homosexuals. They agreed with King that some homosexuals are great parents.

5 posted on 04/08/2009 11:39:57 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

...


6 posted on 04/08/2009 11:40:39 PM PDT by GodGunsGuts
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

It is very obvious where they’re coming from. The sad thing is that they’re taking lots of folks with them where they’re going.


7 posted on 04/08/2009 11:44:37 PM PDT by kimmie7 (Phasers are set to "Sarcasm")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Bingo! I knew they were scum like Rick Warren! What Christian pastor or priest thinks a person who supports partial birth abortion and post birth murder is awesome?

(forget Notre Dame the faux Catholic school).
Also forget racist preachers like Rev Wright.

The Osteens and Warren are garbage.


8 posted on 04/08/2009 11:44:44 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
where do they get that he loves the lord?

the guy hasn't been to church in months and months

9 posted on 04/08/2009 11:45:11 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
Look how the money rolls in.

If they ask for money they are false prophets.

10 posted on 04/08/2009 11:45:49 PM PDT by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

They kiss butt to power


11 posted on 04/08/2009 11:45:58 PM PDT by GeronL
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: All

One starts to get turned off by “Christians”.


12 posted on 04/08/2009 11:47:57 PM PDT by cybervyk
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

I see no evidence whatsoever that Obama is a Christian. If he actually believes Rev. Wright’s crap, he is not a Christian—liberation theology denies a number of the central tenents of scripture.


13 posted on 04/08/2009 11:48:02 PM PDT by ModelBreaker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chet 99
"Personally, I don’t trust any of those snake oil TV preachers.

I've seen and heard all I need to from Mr. Osteen. He never attended the seminary. He doesn't have a theology degree. He's never even taken any theological or biblical study classes.

For me, it's the word "charlatan" that comes to mind immediately when describing Mr. Osteen. When you make the comment that Barry "Loves the Lord", I believe it's safe to also add the words sucker and sap.

14 posted on 04/08/2009 11:51:53 PM PDT by Big_Monkey
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
Joel Osteen: Well, it matters to me. It matters to me that I know he loves the Lord, and I think it's important that he has convictions from his faith. So to me, it matters when I'm making my personal decisions.

Victoria Osteen: It matters to me. ... I believe he is a Christian.

Complete and utter morons, deniers of reality, political cronies under a religious disguise, worthless and destructive tools driven by taking in more money for their "church".

Behold the Osteens as the corrupt and damnable inheritors of the Jim and Tammy Fay Bakker mantle of Utter Christian Hypocrisy.

15 posted on 04/08/2009 11:52:45 PM PDT by SFConservative
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
Osteens: Obama doing great job, loves the Lord

Yeah, we saw him bowing to his Lord just last week..

16 posted on 04/08/2009 11:52:54 PM PDT by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
How anyone cannot realize Osteens looks like a con artist with his phony smiles is beyond me. He just comes across as the motivational speaker / late night infomercial type of guy.

It's just like Nancy Pelosi. Just look at her eyes alone (kind of like the runaway bride) and you know she is crazy. You could not know her politics and just look at the eyes and know instantly she is a nut.

17 posted on 04/08/2009 11:53:03 PM PDT by Sprite518
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

Notice how CNN rushed this one out after O got nailed for bowing to his Muslim king? He is a muslim and these phony “prosperity” preachers/scum are probably angling for TARP money. Osteen is a piece of garbage.

Osteen saying the Muslim loves the Lord. Evil fool. Christians who are suckered by Osteen and Warren deserve to be taken to the cleaners. These “pastors” are book pimps and vermin. Their churches are their personal ATM machines.


18 posted on 04/08/2009 11:56:04 PM PDT by Frantzie (Boycott GE - they own NBC, MSNBC, CNBC & Universal. Boycott Disney - they own ABC)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: Sprite518

"Look into my eyes..."

19 posted on 04/08/2009 11:58:39 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

5013c may be the motivation.


20 posted on 04/09/2009 12:00:11 AM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: All; Ol' Sparky

Related threads:

No Decline in Belief That Obama is a Muslim
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2223132/posts

Aljazeera Reports That Obama Is Muslim
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2223793/posts

If Obama Isn’t a Muslim He Might As Well Be
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2217574/posts


21 posted on 04/09/2009 12:00:55 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (In honor of my late father-Gysgt/Comm. Chief, USMC WWII, Korea 1925-2002)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sprite518

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcR7hr4LLQg

Here’s the REAL THING!


22 posted on 04/09/2009 12:01:21 AM PDT by shibumi (" ..... then we will fight in the shade.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: cybervyk

It’s not the believers in Christ you need to be leary of.


23 posted on 04/09/2009 12:01:57 AM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say, watch what they do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Joel Osteen’s dad, John, was a class act. He would be thoroughly ashamed by what Joel and Victoria have done to Lakewood Church. IMO, professional wrestling has more credibility than Joel for actually supporting Zero.


24 posted on 04/09/2009 12:02:26 AM PDT by getarope (I will give Obama as much respect as the MSM gave W.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
Beginning of the damage control because of the pictures and video of him bowing to the King of Saud.

Watch for him to suddenly start attending some church and fervently talking about his "Christian" beliefs.

25 posted on 04/09/2009 12:02:58 AM PDT by R_Kangel (`.`)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: shibumi

LOL! That was great!


26 posted on 04/09/2009 12:08:39 AM PDT by Sprite518
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 22 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

It’s bizarre all around. Even if in another universe Zero was a decent president, why would Osteen claim that someone he doesn’t know “loves the Lord”? How would he know?


27 posted on 04/09/2009 12:10:35 AM PDT by eclecticEel ("Envy is always referred to by its political alias, 'social justice.' " - T. Sowell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 9 | View Replies]

To: donna

So it appears.


28 posted on 04/09/2009 12:10:37 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: BookmanTheJanitor
There you go. Just look at the eyes it tells you everything you need to know.

Oh and someone that is too well put together. Nice suit, not hair out of place, talk in a soft soothing voice, etc... Oh and they usually have nick names too. For instance, Sandy Burger. What kind of male is named... Sandy??? People fall for that crap all the time.

Those are the people I watch out for...

29 posted on 04/09/2009 12:13:43 AM PDT by Sprite518
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

These two putzes are used car salesmen with a pulpit.

They are banned from the TV in my house.


30 posted on 04/09/2009 12:58:01 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Big_Monkey
I've seen and heard all I need to from Mr. Osteen. He never attended the seminary. He doesn't have a theology degree. He's never even taken any theological or biblical study classes.

How did he get to be a pastor?

31 posted on 04/09/2009 1:02:02 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: Dr. Scarpetta

Nepotism? I believe his father was pastor there first.


32 posted on 04/09/2009 1:06:58 AM PDT by kalee (01/20/13 The end of an error.... Obama even worse than Carter.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: Frantzie

Olsteen is a fraud. What he advocates is not Christian.
It’s slick marketing.

Watch out, Billy Mays, Scam Wow Olsteen might co-opt your
product as a prayer cloth , duster and rapture
protector all-in-one.


33 posted on 04/09/2009 1:08:12 AM PDT by ChiMark
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: GeronL

The Osteen’s church must be The Church Of What’s Happening Now.


34 posted on 04/09/2009 1:12:28 AM PDT by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky; Vision; All
**PING** to Freeper 'Vision', say pal, aren't you the one always posting all that Joel Osteen crapola?

After reading his endorsement of the godless Muslim Usurper (aka 0bama), what do you think of your boy now?
35 posted on 04/09/2009 1:20:34 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

In this case it seems that Optimism = Naivete.


36 posted on 04/09/2009 1:21:26 AM PDT by Richard Axtell (Let us all relive the Thirties; the Depression, the "New Deal", and the "Cult of Personality.".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: hope

That’s not what the poster was saying.

It is “Christians” with the quotes being the key point.


37 posted on 04/09/2009 1:21:56 AM PDT by DB
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Words almost fail me.

Joel—I think your optimistic affirming priority stuff jumped off the cliff. I normally respect your stance to speak persistently from a positive perspective. However, there are limits, imho. And, imho, you just shredded a serious one.

Christ also called the pharisees white-washed tombs and vipers; sons of satan.


38 posted on 04/09/2009 1:23:46 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sprite518
He just comes across as the motivational speaker / late night infomercial type of guy.

Ahhh c'mon, just buy the book and send 'em some money:
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us

I'm just waiting for the day when Martin Short admits that he's been pulling everybody's leg, that there IS no 'Joel Osteen' and that his 'wife' Victoria is just an extra MAXIM girl that was looking for extra work.
39 posted on 04/09/2009 1:32:31 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Nextrush
The Osteen’s church must be The Church Of What’s Happenin' Now.

Don't be givin' Reverend Leroy a bad name now:
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
40 posted on 04/09/2009 1:41:20 AM PDT by mkjessup (You're either with our Constitution, or you are with TKU ("The Kenyan Usurper"). CHOOSE!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 34 | View Replies]

To: mkjessup

LOL! Priceless! LOL!


41 posted on 04/09/2009 1:55:44 AM PDT by Sprite518
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

What do you mean BEFORE the Holocaust.

These two are praising Obama DURING the abortion holocaust in America.

If I ever had any doubts that the Osteens were phonies, I have none now.


42 posted on 04/09/2009 2:24:36 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If Bishop D'Arcy finds out a priest is molesting kids, he will boycott the parish's Fall Supper!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Sprite518
Oh and someone that is too well put together. Nice suit, not hair out of place, talk in a soft soothing voice, etc... Oh and they usually have nick names too.

"Mitt"?

43 posted on 04/09/2009 2:28:58 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (If Bishop D'Arcy finds out a priest is molesting kids, he will boycott the parish's Fall Supper!!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 29 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky
This just cements my idea that he is a phony. All he is is a feel good preacher.
44 posted on 04/09/2009 2:39:06 AM PDT by ArkansasBushfan
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Well, hell, as long as the OSTEENS are good with him, then who am I to criticize? They’ve got the seal of approval from Mr. and Mrs. Gimme All Your Money Please.


45 posted on 04/09/2009 2:41:36 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat (I'm SO glad I no longer belong to the party of Dependence on Government!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

Isn’t Mrs Olsteen the “diva” who threw a fit on an airline and got booted off?


46 posted on 04/09/2009 2:43:15 AM PDT by dawn53
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Chet 99

Sorry, but Osteen gives me a very bad vibe. Just does—but I’ve learned to trust my gut.


47 posted on 04/09/2009 2:44:58 AM PDT by rbg81 (DRAIN THE SWAMP!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Chet 99

Elmer Gantry, pick up the white courtesy phone.


48 posted on 04/09/2009 2:56:37 AM PDT by Yankee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: rbg81

Osteen looks like a half-a-fag if you ask me.


49 posted on 04/09/2009 2:58:24 AM PDT by Yankee
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Ol' Sparky

“By their fruits...”


50 posted on 04/09/2009 3:04:27 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-84 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson