Zepps read a piece that he liked from Osteen’s new book: “It doesn’t matter who likes you or doesn’t like you, all that matters is that God likes you. He accepts you, he approves of you.” Zepps followed up by asking if that included homosexuals.
“Absolutely,” Osteen insisted, “I believe that God breathed life into every person and that every person is made in the image of God and you have accept them as they are, on their journey. I’m not here to preach hate or push people down.”
Josh asked Osteen about his religious upbringing.
“My dad was a minister and came from poverty… my dad was always for the underdog… I believe we are all supposed to be helping in some way. Sometimes it can be overwhelming and as people say, 40,000 kids are going to die today, but you’ve got to start somewhere.”
A question came in from the community asking for Pastor Osteen’s definition of spirituality and religion and if you can have one without the other.
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