Hey MPWAITE- Yeah, here’s the problem with what you wrote- you’re sitting there as an admitted gay man and GOING ALONG with Osteen’s statement that your being gay “is a sin.” Read this again- YOUR BEING GAY IS A SIN. (Osteen/Hollywood Reporter story: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/pastor-joel-osteen-anti-gay-oprahs-next-chapter-280307)
So how can you be proud to walk around Texas feeling that you’re committing a sin being gay?
How does that show any self-respect?
Or are you just so needing religion in your life that you’ll suck it up and take it?
Because what you’re saying here is that God doesn’t really love you because you’re sinning. You’re a sinner just like a liar or someone that swears or cheats on his wife or whatever. YOU’RE SINNING.
Instead, you should be turning this around and asking Mr. Osteen- Why is being gay a sin in the first place??
Mr. Osteen (a self-selected savior) is trying to have it both ways- he can tell the people that don’t like people like you that “yeah, he’s a sinner” and then it just confirm their belief that you’re sick…and then he tells you that your being gay is no different a “sin” than swearing or a dude cheating on his wife, so you “think” he’s being “reasonable.”
So he splits hairs and you fall for it because you think that because he’s not pulling a Pat Robertson and saying that because you’re gay, New Orleans gets hits with hurricanes, that he’s being a fair-minded individual.
If Mr. Osteen was being a fair-minded individual and loved all of God’s creatures in the first place, he would point the finger at you and say “You’re Gay, You Live In Sin (But Straight People Don’t Sin When They Fuck).”