I will be the first to say that I am not necessarily a big Joel Osteen fan. There’s probably more than one area we would find ourselves disagreeing, especially in terms of what the Gospel is. However, in the past I have appreciated his answer to questions over his view of homosexuality as sin. With a church as big as his, and a worldwide following, it would be easy for him to take the easy way out and simply ignore the issue or take a liberal position that is contrary to Scripture. After all, he no doubt has a larger population of homosexuals in his church than most other churches ever see. But, to his credit, Osteen has been clear that he believes homosexuality is sin. Though some on the panel in this interview try to frame his comments to suggest he believes otherwise, Osteen confirms that he believes homosexuality is a sin. This is important because with such a large voice in our society for people of faith, his view carries more weight than others. So while I might not agree with many of his positions or even his way of leading a ministry, one thing I can appreciate is his defense of Scripture and the truth on this issue. Watch the video below. If the video doesn’t appear automatically, please refresh your browser.
About Nathan Cherry
Nathan Cherry is the chief editor and blogger for the Engage Family Minute blog, the official blog of the FPCWV. He serves also as the Regional Development Coordinator as a liaison to the pastor's of West Virginia. He is a pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, pro-religious freedom conservative. He is also a husband, father, pastor, author, musician, and follower of Jesus Christ.