During the proceedings, local ministers are invited to offer blessings. ReligionHoustonJoel Osteen. I believe that there's something so much better," she said. Well, I think that that's the natural way that God intended us to be. Some of the world's most popular evangelicals in America have shared a similar biblical position as Graham in past interviews. In the past, Osteen at the very least claimed homosexuality was unacceptable. And the cultural shift happened more quickly than the churches can follow.
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Joel Osteen's gay problem: The religious right is history if he can't solve it
Respected and world-renowned evangelist, Pastor Billy Graham, father of Franklin Graham, previously issued a statement regarding the Marriage Protection Amendment in Minnesota affirming that he is for the original definition of marriage. Sometimes, Osteen drops the anti-gay facade entirely. In another instance, Oprah questioned Megachurch pastor T. Well, I think that that's the natural way that God intended us to be. In the past, Osteen at the very least claimed homosexuality was unacceptable.
It won't be surprising when Joel Osteen, along with the rest of the Evangelical community, announces an Obama-style evolution on the issue. I wholeheartedly endorse the Marriage Protection Amendment," the statement read. After being shamed on social media, not-so-gay-friendly Pastor Joel Osteen has opened his Houston megachurch for storm relief, and he and his staff deny that the church was ever closed. Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. Some Evangelical church leaders are already going the full distance and embracing change. Evangelicals are notoriously tricky on the subject.