Joel Osteen Comments About Mitt Romney

I just read excerpts of Joel Osteen’s interview on Larry King Live. The showed aired October 16, 2007. About three quarters of the way down the page, the conversation turns towards Romney.

KING: How do you feel about Mitt Romney and being a Mormon? Would that
affect whether you vote for him or not?

J. OSTEEN: Well, you know what? I look at people, their character, their values, what they stand for. And I know only Mitt from watching him on your program and reading a couple of articles about him. And I don’t think that that would affect me. I’ve heard him say that he believes Jesus is his savior, just like I do. I’ve studied it deeply, and maybe people don’t agree with me, but I like to look at a person’s value and what they stand for.

I’d like to hear what Osteen has actually studied. Is he talking about the idea of voting for Romney, or that he accepts Romney’s proclamation that he believes that Jesus is his savior? I can’t stand politically correct “Christianity.”

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