To the surprise of nobody, Kanye West is buddying up with a pastor who thinks homosexuality is a sin
The Christian preacher who is cosying up to Kanye West has anti-LGBT+ beliefs.
The Trump-supporting artist, who recently released album Jesus Is King, made an appearance on Sunday at Lakewood Church, a megachurch in Houston, Texas.
Kanye West’s new millionaire preacher buddy has anti-LGBT beliefs.
The Advocate points out that the church’s multimillionaire pastor, Joel Osteen, has repeatedly said that homosexuality is a sin.
Speaking in 2009, he said: “The scripture shows that it’s a sin… I don’t believe homosexuality is God’s best for a person’s life. Sin means to miss the mark.”
He added: “I say it’s wrong because that’s what the scripture says.”
Attempting to clarify the remarks later, he said: “I should finish that sentence. I should make it clear. I don’t think it’s God’s best for your life… we don’t have the sign at the door: no gays, no drunkards, no people on drugs. We’re for everybody.”
Osteen also opposes same-sex marriage, telling CNN in 2014: “Marriage is between a male and a female… I don’t see same-sex in the scripture.”
Kanye West penned a tribute to anti-LGBT chicken chain Chick-fil-A.
As he continues a pivot towards a conservative Christian audience, West also penned a bizarre ode to restaurant chain Chick-fil-A, which has long funded anti-LGBT lobbying efforts.
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Track ‘Closed on Sunday’ praises the chain for its so-called Christian ethos.
It includes the lyrics: “Closed on Sunday, you’re my Chick-fil-A/Closed on Sunday, you my Chick-fil-A.
“Hold the selfies, put the ’Gram away/Get your family, y’all hold hands and pray.
“When you got daughters, always keep ’em safe/Watch out for vipers, don’t let them indoctrinate.”
Friends of West have repeatedly voiced concern for the musician over the past few years, as he has publicly stated his support for Donald Trump and raised conspiracy theories.
Speaking to Vanity Fair in October, former Kanye confidante John Legend said: “I think what was always challenging about it was Kanye has never been political.
“I don’t think he knows one way or another what policies of Trump’s he likes.
“He just kind of embraced Trump’s blow-it-all-up spirit and the energy of himself being countercultural in supporting him.”