Oh, but good news! The good pastor says despite being sinners, the gays will be welcomed into heaven with open arms … once they admit fault for their "sin," of course.
What a guy, huh? Such understanding.
On Sunday night's episode of Oprah’s Next Chapter, The Big O sat down for a controversial interview with Pastor Joel Osteen. You might know him best as the guy who packs stadiums (not churches — stadiums), with people who come to listen to his uplifting messages of faith and hope. Joel has made quite a name — and quite a fortune — out of being a "positive" force and voice for Christianity, but leave it to Oprah to find the loop hole in his belief system.
During her interview, she point blank posed the question about homosexuality being a sin and pressed Joel for his stance on the topic. He assured her that in his point of view, as dictated by the bible, being gay is most definitely a "clear" sin. However, he quickly added that he also believes gay people will be welcomed into heaven and FORGIVEN for their "sin" on Earth. So, you know, alls well that ends well.
You can check out the interview (above) to hear Joel explain his opinion further, but what you should really pay attention to is the opulence he is surrounded by while he spews his ignorance. How ironic we find it that a man of such indelible faith can criticize others for their "sins" while he sits there in his mega-mansion. You know, the money you spent on that piano there buddy could have probably fed and clothes a good, poor, Christian family for a year. Maybe that's something you might like to think about.