Joel Osteen: 'Homosexuality is a sin'

Joel Osteen: 'Homosexuality is a sin'

There are 1893 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jan 25, 2011, titled Joel Osteen: 'Homosexuality is a sin'. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

Known for his focus on uplifting Christian messages and ability to stay away from controversial social and political issues , Texas megapastor Joel Osteen has found himself in the headlines this week for telling CNN's Piers Morgan that homosexuality is a sin.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Washington Post.

First Prev
of 95
Next Last
Beef Stew

Houston, TX

#1 Jan 27, 2011
There are lots of sins in that book written by mortal man.
mmmkay

El Paso, TX

#2 Jan 27, 2011
yea..so is being a false idol AHEM...Joel Osteen..
the man has no credentials whatsoever to be a pastor. He pretty much preaches whatever he sees fit. For all we know, he's another Pied Piper of Hamelin.
pulease

El Paso, TX

#3 Jan 27, 2011
But he does have good hair. That's why I like him and that's why I voted for Bill Clinton. Good hair!
mmmkay wrote:
yea..so is being a false idol AHEM...Joel Osteen..
the man has no credentials whatsoever to be a pastor. He pretty much preaches whatever he sees fit. For all we know, he's another Pied Piper of Hamelin.
Chuy

United States

#4 Jan 27, 2011
DOn't really care for him but he is right - homosexuality is a sin . . .

Judged:

30

11

9

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
Whatever

Austin, TX

#5 Jan 27, 2011
Chuy wrote:
DOn't really care for him but he is right - homosexuality is a sin ...
Don't throw stones , you may have children someday..you cannot help who you fall in love with

Judged:

13

13

10

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
Spencer_S

Plano, TX

#6 Jan 27, 2011
Homosexualtity is indeed a sin, and that doesn't change if you are in "love" with someone of the same sex. Man cannot change God's law.

Judged:

21

11

9

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
Jack and Ennis

Houston, TX

#7 Jan 28, 2011
Homosexuality MIGHT be a sin in the eyes of man, but God decides who's gonna be gay.

Judging others is also a sin. God will judge us all on our final day -- don't jump the gun.

Judged:

18

15

11

Reply »
Report Abuse Judge it!
Pacman

United States

#8 Jan 28, 2011
Gay man will have to answer to God, Just as much as the straight man. Bunch of critics and judgemental people , First get your own house and family in order before you start throwing stones.
Tired of the BS

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Jan 28, 2011
I wondered if he was gonna say something for GOD for real?

Because most of his talk is grey area optimism, looks like he is standing for TRUTH?
Just Sayin

Redmond, WA

#10 Jan 28, 2011
Just in case you all didnt know, being attracted to someone of your own sex is NOT A SIN!!!

Lusting after them is.
Having Sexual relations with them is.

Who we lust after and who we have sex with is a choice!

Who we are attracted to oftentimes is not...
Just Sayin

Redmond, WA

#11 Jan 28, 2011
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>Don't throw stones , you may have children someday..you cannot help who you fall in love with
But WE can help who WE HAVE INTERCOURSE WITH!!!!
AlM

Austin, TX

#12 Jan 28, 2011
Being gay is not natural because in nature there is procreation. 2 of the same can't create life naturally.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#13 Jan 28, 2011
AlM wrote:
Being gay is not natural because in nature there is procreation. 2 of the same can't create life naturally.
Exactly.
really

Austin, TX

#14 Jan 28, 2011
i feel sorry for your kids if they ever turn out GAY..are you going to love them less or are you going to throw them out you cant change a person
Splurt

United States

#15 Jan 28, 2011
Is masterbation gay?
Pleasure Beach Lover

Richmond, VA

#16 Jan 28, 2011
Jitney wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly.
You, the country, NEEDS us. I pay a huge town tax bill so that everyone else's kids
can go to public school. I don't drain the town budget. The heterosexuals do!

Since: Jul 08

El Paso, TX

#17 Jan 28, 2011
Pleasure Beach Lover wrote:
<quoted text>
You, the country, NEEDS us. I pay a huge town tax bill so that everyone else's kids
can go to public school. I don't drain the town budget. The heterosexuals do!
You are dreaming. Gender is relevant. There's no such thing as needs us.
Jack and Ennis

Houston, TX

#18 Jan 28, 2011
Joel Osteen's "ministry" is a BUSINESS and his "flock" SUBSCRIBERS. Joel might think he's a shepherd while he FLEECES the congregation.
Finepix

Pflugerville, TX

#19 Jan 28, 2011
It won't be long before he comes out. Joel and the El Pisso Sheriff can hook up.
It is in the Bible

El Paso, TX

#20 Jan 28, 2011
The Bible talks about all of mankinds sins. Every person is a sinner and no one sin is less than the other.

All fall short.

The fact remains that since everyone is a sinner, everyone needs Christ to get to Heaven and be set free from bondage to sin.

Financial crimes, political crimes, violent crimes, sexual crimes, deadly crimes, drug abuse crimes, etc are the extreme.

Anger, resentment, infidelity, promiscuity, abuse, stealing, may not be criminal but are considered sin.

Joel Osteen is right to agree with the Bible but he isn't out there insulting anyone. Gays and atheists can be downright hateful and vindictive.
So live and let live.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 95
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Joel Osteen Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News Houston jury rules in favor of Victoria Osteen (Aug '08) Sep '17 Lvg 9
News Video: Pastor Joel Osteen on Mitt Romney as a M... (Jan '12) Aug '17 tongangodz 3
News 'Being Gay Is A Sin' Pastor Joel Osteen Is Sell... (Mar '16) Jun '16 Abrahammock Regions 25
News Colbert Interviews Television Preacher Joel Osteen (Mar '16) Mar '16 Three Days 1
News Snake Oil Salesman Joel Osteen Charms McCain, F... (Nov '15) Nov '15 Ritual Habitual 1
News Brenda Wood Sits Down With Joel Osteen (Sep '09) Sep '13 UTB 7
News Region 8 woman meets Joel Osteen (Mar '12) Mar '12 BuddyAtheist 10
More from around the web