Skip to comments.Osteens: Obama doing great job, loves the Lord
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 ...
Personally, I don’t trust any of those snake oil TV preachers.
So the Osteens are pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage.
didn’t mrs osteen get kicked off an airline for being out of control?
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.
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.
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.
the guy hasn't been to church in months and months
If they ask for money they are false prophets.
They kiss butt to power
One starts to get turned off by “Christians”.
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.
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.
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.
Yeah, we saw him bowing to his Lord just last week..
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.
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.
"Look into my eyes..."
5013c may be the motivation.
No Decline in Belief That Obama is a Muslim
Aljazeera Reports That Obama Is Muslim
If Obama Isnt a Muslim He Might As Well Be
Here’s the REAL THING!
It’s not the believers in Christ you need to be leary of.
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.
Watch for him to suddenly start attending some church and fervently talking about his "Christian" beliefs.
LOL! That was great!
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?
So it appears.
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...
These two putzes are used car salesmen with a pulpit.
They are banned from the TV in my house.
How did he get to be a pastor?
Nepotism? I believe his father was pastor there first.
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
The Osteen’s church must be The Church Of What’s Happening Now.
In this case it seems that Optimism = Naivete.
That’s not what the poster was saying.
It is “Christians” with the quotes being the key point.
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.
LOL! Priceless! LOL!
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.
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.
Isn’t Mrs Olsteen the “diva” who threw a fit on an airline and got booted off?
Sorry, but Osteen gives me a very bad vibe. Just does—but I’ve learned to trust my gut.
Elmer Gantry, pick up the white courtesy phone.
Osteen looks like a half-a-fag if you ask me.
“By their fruits...”
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