Well now that seems pretty simple, doesn’t it?
“In an interview which will air Wednesday on CNN’s Piers Morgan Tonight, megachurch pastor Joel Osteen declares that homosexuality is a sin based on his understanding of Christian scripture.
In response to Morgan’s direct question, “Is homosexuality a sin?” Osteen had this to say:
“Yes, I’ve always believed, Piers, the scripture shows that it’s a sin.”
Osteen continued by saying that he had no desire to “bash” homosexuality or play the role of judge. He was then pressed further on the issue by Morgan who brought up his friend, Elton John, who recently had a surrogate child with his partner, David Furnish.
“Why are they sinners in your eyes?” he asked. Osteen’s response:
Well, it’s strictly back to what the scripture says. I mean, I can’t grab one part and say God wants you to be blessed and live an abundant life, and not grab the other part that says, you know what? You know, live that kind of life. So it comes back to the scripture. I’m not the judge. You know, God didn’t tell me to go around judging everybody.”
Got that? “God didn’t tell me to go around judging everybody.” But I’m going to do it anyway.
But hey, this Dude’s no better.
Got that now? Even so much as considering the notion that this thirty-something rabbi with an all-male posse one of whom, John, is indentified as “The disciple that Jesus loved” (the others he just liked a whole lot) very likely has an extensive Sondheim collection is “crazy.”
Of course the best film ever made about the hippie rabbi was written and directed by this dude —
— a gay communist.
After that Marty Had a go at it in a lovely film that for some reason greatly upset a lot of “Christians.”
So they got their revenge though the efforts of an anti-semitic hysteric whose name escapes me at the moment ( Oh you know — Jodie Foster’s pal) The result? Torture porn.
As might be expected in some quarters this rendition was seen as far preferable to Terence McNally’s foray into Jesusology.
Just as interesting was Abel Ferrara’s sortie
though it didn’t go into Jesus’ uh “private life” Oh well “Judge not lest ye be judged,” as Da Man reported opined. But I’m a critic and that’s my job. And Mr. Osteen, Jesus had nothing to say about Teh Ghey. Only those who claim to “follow him” do that.
Cue the Pets!