Some pastors preach that homosexuality is the worst sin, and seemingly that gays will cause the end of civilization as we know it. Joel Osteen doesn’t. Osteen told Oprah:
I believe they [homosexuals] will [be accepted into Heaven]. Because I believe that you have to have forgiveness for your sins. But sometimes we look at gay being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don’t think God categorizes sins. To think we’re all going to be without one sin … I don’t think any of us would make it to Heaven.
I believe that homosexuality is shown as a sin in the scripture.
- ‘Oprah’s Next Chapter’: Pastor Joel Osteen On Homosexuality And Sin (huffingtonpost.com)
- Some Religious Double-talk? (kdaddy23.wordpress.com)
- Osteen tells Oprah that Christians focus too much on homosexuality) (chron.com)