Jesus Peddler and Infomercial Actor: Joel Osteen: ‘I Have Not Chosen To Be Straight,’ But Gay Still A Sin

It doesn’t matter how snaky you are or how hypocritical you might be you can always haul in the big buck peddling Jesus to the rubes.

Religion, the best product of all cost nothing to manufacture and never has to live up to its claims.

Its amazing how people who are born straight aren’t willing to grant the same born that way naturalness to gay, lesbian and TS/TG folks.

Yet they still don’t get how fucking privileged that attitude is.

From The New Civil Rights Movement:

by David Badash on
September 20, 2012

Joel Osteen, the popular megachurch pastor, talked with CNN’s Soledad O’Brien this morning and admitted that he had never “chosen to be straight,” and acknowledged he just “feels” he is. Regardless, as LGBT activist and Clinton White House adviser Richard Socarides asked him, how can he still view being gay as a sin? Osteen, as you can see in the video below, says “I try to stay in my lane,” and stick to what has made him “successful,” namely, trying to lift people up.

O’Brien, who recently has become a much more through, hard core journalist, pressed Osteen, asking him what message is he sending to the 45,000 people who attend his megachurch weekly.

Osteen repeatedly attempted to both sidestep the issue, and claim that he just deals with the parts of the Bible he likes. But he also listed a litany of sins, like being prideful and lying, to which O’Brien responded, “Those are all things you can change.”

Socarides point-blank asked Osteen, “You think you can choose to be gay or not gay? You think you choose to be straight?”

“I know I have not chosen to be straight” Osteen replied. “I just feel like that’s who I am.”

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One Response to “Jesus Peddler and Infomercial Actor: Joel Osteen: ‘I Have Not Chosen To Be Straight,’ But Gay Still A Sin”

  1. Jessica Sideways Says:

    I always felt it was so a propos to his church that he had to buy a fucking stadium to run his church out of. Lakewood Church, formerly the HP Pavillion, formerly the Compaq Centre, formerly the Summit… and that’s where the Ringling Brother’s circus came to when they came to town. Now, it’s home to a different type of circus.

    “There’s a sucker born every minute” – P.T. Barnum

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