Gay Fray: Joel Osteen says “I do” to homosexual sin. Celebs say nope to Pope

Good, bad or whatever … the famous are spouting off about LGBT issues

Joel Osteen to Oprah Winfrey:

I’m not into excluding people. Jesus can reveal himself to anybody…. Absolutely [gay people are included]. Anybody is. You know, Oprah, we sometimes make a — I say we, maybe the Christian community — makes a bigger deal out of being gay, but –.

I believe they will [be accepted in Heaven]…. You know, you have to have forgiveness for your sins. But sometimes we look at gay as being a bigger sin than being proud or not telling the truth. I don’t think God categorizes sins. I think that we’re all changing. To think that we’re going to be without one sin, I hope that’s true, but I don’t think any of us would make it to Heaven.

Now, I would encourage people to be willing to change and grow, and if you’ve got a problem with your temper, let’s keep growing. I think that it’s going to be open for all of us or we wouldn’t have a chance….

I believe that being gay — I believe that homosexuality is shown as a sin in the scripture, I do. I do. That’s just the way, I mean –. I, you know, Oprah, it’s a hard thing, in a sense. Because I’m for everybody. I’m not against anybody. I don’t think anybody’s second class, but when I read the scripture, with good faith, I can’t see that it doesn’t show that’s not — that that being a sin — that it is a sin.

Judy Gold:

Joel Osteen told Oprah homosexuality is a sin. And any good homosexual will tell you Joel Osteen’s hair is a bigger sin.

Anne Rice:

I would really welcome an in depth study as to why this Pope and His Church are so obsessed with gays and persecute them so relentlessly. How is it possible to believe that Same Sex marriage is a “threat’ to anybody or anything? When will all this paranoia and foolishness stop?

Alan Cumming:

Marriage btwn consenting gay adults is a threat to “humanity itself,” says the Pope, leader of a church that actively covers up child rape.

Kate Clinton:

Gay power confirmed! Pope says gay marriage is threat to future of humanity. Gracie Pope Pa!

Margaret Court:

We have them in our church. I help them to overcome. We have people who have been homosexual who are now married. 

When I spoke a month ago and stood for [husband and wife] marriage, things came back from tennis players who probably didn’t read what I wrote. It had nothing to do with people personally or tennis players. I remember speaking to [Martina] Navratilova 10 years ago on something she brought up with me and I said ‘Martina, I love you, God loves you, but a wrong doesn’t make a right’.

And just because ….

Roseanne:

Auto correct is sexist racist homophobic and every other bad thing. fuck you autocorrect

Kelly Oxford:

I hope people who want to criminalize gay sex realize that making it illegal won’t stop them from thinking about dick so much.

JD Uy has been a Metro Weekly webmaster, distribution manager, blogger and videographer since 2002.

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