''I'm not sure I understand. Well, I guess my thing, Larry, is that I just like the definition marriage to still be between a man and a woman.... I don't know where it's all going, but it's my desire that we keep the family unit -- it's the basis of our society. I'd love to see it stay between a male and a female. Not knocking anybody else, but I'm not sure where it's all going.... Will it undermine the basis of society, I don't know. I think -- I know God's best to have a male and a female to have marriage and raise their family. It doesn't always happen, but I believe that's God's best.... I'm not saying gay people aren't good people --. [Or gay parents.] Exactly. But I like to shoot for God's best and that's a father and mother in the home.''
Popular, prosperity-preaching televangelist Joel Osteen and his wife, Victoria, on CNN's Larry King Show, repeating their opposition to same-sex couples sharing in marriage and adoption rights. in the recent past, he has said being gay is a choice, and a spokesperson for their Lakewood Church declared that homosexuality is a sin and disobedience under God after meeting with Soulforce. (CNN)