Joel Osteen’s gay problem: The religious right is history if he can’t solve it

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    Nov 04, 2013 5:10 PM GMT
    Evangelicals need to tone down their views to stay relevant
    http://www.salon.com/2013/11/03/joel_osteens_gay_problem_the_religious_right_is_history_if_he_cant_solve_it/


    If religion is finally willing to separate their church from state, what is the GOP problem?, speaking for business?, Shouldn't business speak for itself? Just as GW got federal contractor workplace protections for faith based community in 2001, I think its safe to say that the GOP want workplace protections for religion before the lgbt community get theirs, sounds selfish to me, fear is GOP usual.


    Nevada GOP senator backs gay rights bill
    http://www.cbs8.com/story/23868820/nevada-gop-senator-backs-gay-rights-bill

    Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, making prospects for House passage unlikely.

    Reiterating Boehner's longstanding opposition, spokesman Michael Steel said Monday that Boehner "believes this legislation will increase frivolous litigation and cost American jobs, especially small business jobs."

    The Faith and Freedom Coalition said in a statement Monday that the bill is "anti-family" and a threat to free enterprise, arguing that it will impose an additional burden on family-owned businesses with the possibility of costly litigation that will detract from job creation.

    Ralph Reed, founder of the group, said the bill "will subject many employers of faith to violate their deeply-held religious beliefs or face stiff federal sanctions and exorbitant legal costs."

    Heritage Action, (Koch Brothers) which has considerable sway with Republican lawmakers, said on Friday that the bill would "severely undermine civil liberties ... and trample on religious liberty." The conservative organization called for a vote against the bill and said it would record the vote on its legislative scorecard.
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    Nov 07, 2013 2:26 AM GMT
    Maybe the title of the thread could be improved. I read the Joel Osteen section and do not see him having a gay problem.
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    Nov 07, 2013 8:11 PM GMT
    Oh Boy. Joel Osteen prefers Lady Gaga over Madonna. He needs to be disciplined.