"Homosexuality is not God's best" according to Pastor Joel Osteen
Homosexuality is not God's best according to megachurch televangelist pastor Joel Osteen. Osteen, pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, made this statement during an appearance on The View earlier this month when asked by View cohost Whoopi Goldberg whether people are welcome at his Lakewood Church.
Osteen said he welcomes people of different religions and sexual orientations, but that "homosexuality is not God's best."
Osteen added that he loves everyone, that some of his closest friends are gay, and that they tend to be "some of the nicest people in the world."
Joy Behar, who also has her own show on CNN Headline News, asked Osteen whether he thinks homosexuality is a choice. "It's not something you pick to be, because it's very difficult to be gay in this society," she said.
"I know it isn't, but I try to love them and treat them with respect," Osteen said.
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