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Joel Osteen: Gays Can Be Accepted Into Heaven, But Can ‘Change’

By Igor Volsky  

"Joel Osteen: Gays Can Be Accepted Into Heaven, But Can ‘Change’"

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Mega church leader Joel Osteen told Oprah Winfrey that he believes gay people will be accepted into Heaven, even though homosexuality is a “sin.” “Now we encourage people to be able to change and grow…but I think it’s going to be open to us,” he explained. Osteen has previously said that he would attend a same-sex marriage but wouldn’t officiate it, adding, “we’re all growing, we’re all changing.” “Somebody who has a certain difficulty now, maybe they won’t in five years. You know, one of the messages I speak to is, you can love people into wholeness.” Watch him with Oprah:

(HT: Aksarbent)

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