Someone needs to teach the unctuous Joel Osteen the meaning of the word "discrimination":
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked the pastor if being gay was a sin.
"I believe that the scripture says that being gay is a sin," Osteen smiled. "You know, every time I say that, Chris, I get people saying, 'You're a gay hater and you're a gay basher.' I'm not. I don't dislike anybody. Gays are some of the nicest, kindest, most loving people in the world. But my faith is based on what the scripture says, and that's the way I read the scripture."
Wallace also pressed the preacher on the issue of marriage equality.
"I don't think we should discriminate against anybody," Osteen replied. "There was an issue where somebody couldn't go visit a gay loved one in the hospital. I don't think that's right. I think they love each other. So, I think there should be some [rights]."
"I'm not for gay marriage, but I'm not for discriminating against people."
Right. Because excluding an entire group of people from participation in a cornerstone social institution is ... not discrimination?
And, let's be honest: Osteen's alleged "faith" may be a lot of things, but one thing it absolutely isn't is "based in scripture."