Skip to comments.Joel Osteen blesses Houston's new (gay) mayor Annise Parker
Posted on 01/07/2010 1:41:13 PM PST by Gamecock
Annise Parker, the newly-elected happens-to-be-lesbian mayor of Houston was sworn in Monday and the opening prayer was given by ... Rev. Joel Osteen. Is your head spinning? Osteen heads the nation's most mega of evangelical non-denominational megachurches, Lakewood Church in Houston where about 45,000 people cycle through a revamped sports stadium for services every weekend.
Osteen has been all over telling folks (Larry King, Whoopi Goldberg) for years that homosexuality is not "God's best." I presume he means "God's best choice" because otherwise I'm lost in the dropped or implied rest of the sentence. But "God's best" is phrase Osteen never finishes so I'm just guessing.
Yet, Osteen hasn't joined the more strident wing of the religious right in damning gays. Indeed, Osteen takes heat from other evangelicals who condemn him for not laying down a line of fire about sin of any kind. That's not his style, says the preacher known for his broad smile and sermons that God wants you to be happy. Osteen's best seller was titled, Your Best Life Now.
Now writer Timothy Kincaid suggests to his gay readership that they look at Osteen more fully and fairly.
Not surprised. After all he is not a Christian minister.
“How can you say that Gamecock!?!”
Because he denied the Gospel on national TV. Christian ministers don’t do that.
He is a priest of self-esteem.
Osteen isn’t a hell fire & brimstone type. That’s Hagee’s job.
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Problem is, he doen’t even know what he is.
Watch him on TV interviews. Every other phrase is “I don’t know.”
If those 45,000 attendees had an ounce of intelligence they would never have joined his “Church” to begin with. That few if any will choose to leave shows how moronic much of what Christian Evangelicals have become.
Well said. I agree 100%.
I don't know where he gets his values, but it ain't the gospels.
What he preaches is a soft touchy-feely prosperity gospel. No “Onward Christian Soldiers” no standing up for God, for Jesus, for morality. Only soft, squishy, vague answers. He is going to pay unless he repents. Yeah, I’m judging, and I am using the Bible to judge.
What’s the difference between “gay and liberal” and just plain “liberal?”
Osteen’s book, with the title, Your Best Life Now should tell anyone with a bit of spiritual discernment that he doesn’t preach the Gospel message. I’m looking forward to eternity with the King of kings and Lord of lords! My best life will never be on this earth.
Why should this surprise anyone? Osteen is not a Christian, he is just another feel good speaker who’s silver tongue messages mask the evil he truly is.
I wonder if Osteen is even aware of the passage in the book of James warning of a Pastor receiving a “stricter” judgment for false preaching. Beware.
Going by mutated troglodytes like Michelle O, Hillary Clinton, Sonia Sotomayor, Janet Napolitano, Nancy Pelosi, and Janet Reno, I’d say “not much.”
Rev. Joel Osteen. Is your head spinning?
Years back I predicted something like this, though even with all my powers of google-fu I cannot pull it up.
Osteen is a prosperity theologist.
I like that term. Nailed it.