Sunday, December 23, 2007

Joel Osteen...What a Tool!

This morning on Fox News Sunday, "Smilin' Joel" Osteen was asked by host Chris Wallace if he considered Mitt Romney, a Mormon, to be a Christian. Osteen said, "Yes" and explained that Romney had publicly stated that he believed Jesus to be "his savior", so that was good enough for him! Osteen then said that he didn't worry about "the details" (i.e., the stark differences between Christianity and Mormonism).
Wallace also asked Osteen about his critics' contention that his preaching is theologically shallow. Osteen replied that he doesn't dwell on "theology" or something like that. Thanks so much for once again proving your critics point, Joel!
UPDATE: Here is a portion of the transcript from Fox News:
WALLACE: And what about Mitt Romney? And I've got to ask you the question, because it is a question whether it should be or not in this campaign, is a Mormon a true Christian?

OSTEEN: Well, in my mind they are. Mitt Romney has said that he believes in Christ as his savior, and that's what I believe, so, you know, I'm not the one to judge the little details of it. So I believe they are.