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January 26th, 2012
09:17 PM ET

Oral Roberts' gay grandson promotes 'Gay Agenda' tour

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  1. derp

    I guess this guy is the real "Oral" Roberts.

    January 30, 2012 at 11:23 am |
  2. myweightinwords

    I can't watch the video on my work computer, but I have to give the man kudos. It can not have been easy growing up in that family knowing you were gay, and to stand up proudly is something to be applauded.

    I hope he has many happy years with a man he loves.

    January 30, 2012 at 10:21 am |
    • Ran

      Men are not supposed to marry other men! God formed the very concept of marraige in Eden when He created the first man and woman. God saw that Adam was alone and He created woman for Him because God said 'it is not good for man to be alone.' This holy union we call marraige is reserved only for a single man and a single woman, once married they become ONE. And as an expression of their love God gives them children as one of the man gifts and blessings He pours on them. The very fact that a man cannot procreate with another man is proof that this is an un-natural union. God doesn't accept ti, the universe doesn't accept it.

      January 30, 2012 at 10:21 pm |
    • derp

      "Men are not supposed to marry other men! God formed the very concept of marraige in Eden"

      Yes of course gays are bad. Magic apples and talking snakes prove it.

      January 31, 2012 at 8:57 am |
  3. Samwise

    They sure are cute.

    January 29, 2012 at 10:35 pm |
    • bturner

      This is a good idea. remember so many Christian conservatives in the bible belt often avoid media percieved as tainted by Hollywood liberalism. So TV shows and movies containing gay characters don't get as much exposure. That means they don't see gay love scenes or gays talking on the phone, watching a child or performing surgery.

      January 29, 2012 at 11:46 pm |
    • Jessie

      bturner
      They use to censor how blacks were portrayed on TV and in movies in the South too.

      January 30, 2012 at 12:44 am |
    • pervert alert

      So are baby rattlesnakes until you pick one up

      January 30, 2012 at 8:49 am |
  4. Bobs Friend

    Ok, tell me what you guys think of this Scripture, which Jesus said:
    Matt 19:"11Jesus replied, “Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given. 12For some are eunuchs because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced marriage because of the kingdom of heaven. The one who can accept this should accept it.”

    January 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
    • Bobs Friend

      Eunichs we men who had been castrated by kings to serve concubines and other purposes. But Jesus says some are "Born that way" i.e... born with no t e s t i c l e .s, ie, no testosterone, ........

      January 29, 2012 at 9:50 pm |
    • Bobs Friend

      He also acknowledges that this is hard for most to accept. But he says they "Renounce marriage" , in Jewish parlance, retreat from any s e x u a l activity and serve the Kingdom of God.

      I was wondering what some of the Christians on the board may think of this Scripture.

      January 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm |
    • MBD

      That passage in the scripture has pretty much summed up precisely what the scriptural viewpoint is on this topic.

      January 30, 2012 at 9:35 am |
    • Jonah

      Actually I would read from Verse 1 on in Matthew 19 to get a full understanding.

      January 30, 2012 at 11:21 am |
  5. Bobs Friend

    Hello all you Saints and sinners!! "All who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved!!" Amen.

    January 29, 2012 at 9:49 pm |
  6. RillyKewl

    I wonder if anybody who ever sent money to that crazy Jesus fraud, Oral, is going to see this.
    Here's your money, Suckers, raising Oral's grandchildren. Thanks for chipping in! Ha, ha.

    January 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm |
  7. hamsta

    They dont need to force gay history on school kids in california.they need to send all gays to an island where they can have their own nation.they already had their own nation and god destroyed it-sodom and gamorra.theres your gay history.

    January 29, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • Jessie

      There would still be liberals, atheists, Catholics, Jews, Muslims, Amish, liberated women, Hindus, and a bunch of other groups you'd have to find islands for. It'd be far easier for you lot to be the ones to move, since it's only you who don't want to get along. Go find your own island!

      January 30, 2012 at 12:51 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "destroyed it-sodom and gamorra.theres your gay history."

      You're an idiot and don't know your bible, brainwashed on this subject or what. It even states in Ezekiel that the sins of Sodom and Gomorrah was arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. You definitely fall into the category of arrogant.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:44 am |
    • whatever

      You have no idea what you are talking about. There should be an island for people like you. You can all sit around judging each other, fighting, arguing over bible verses and praying for your god to save you while the rest of us go on to study, learn, build, create, develop ourselves, help each other and love unconditionally – oh wait – isn't that what the bible tells you to do?

      January 30, 2012 at 9:47 am |
  8. Pointing Fingers

    Me thinks that Pervert Alert is one big old closet case.

    January 29, 2012 at 7:48 pm |
    • pervert alert

      To a pervert perversion is normal so they think everyone else is a pervert, not the case less than 1% of Americans are qu eers Being qu eer is a sick unnatural moral perversion that 99% of Americans avoid.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:53 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "Being qu eer is a sick unnatural moral perversion that 99% of Americans avoid."

      You're an idiot and obviously were to lazy to do your homework, the experts around the world disagree with you. They have stated that being gay is not a mental illness, not a choice and it can't be voluntarily changed. Also moron, there are over 1500 species that have been shown to have gay relationships, so it's totally natural.

      Now being a bigot and prejudice idiot is a choice, we all know the choice you made.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:57 am |
    • pervert alert

      to a qu eer expert, qu eer is normal and excusable, common sense shows a moral failing of perverse proportions. Qu eers are made not born

      January 30, 2012 at 9:31 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "to a qu eer expert, qu eer is normal and excusable, common sense shows a moral failing of perverse proportions. Qu eers are made not born"

      Keep showing how ignorant you are on this subject. It starts in the womb; the hormones are what determines if a person will be gay or not, so does the development in the brain. By the way the hundreds of thousands of experts that disagree with you are not gay idiot. You are choosing to be a bigot.

      January 30, 2012 at 10:46 am |
    • pervert alert

      the squeaky wheel gets the grease . Qu eers squeak until they get their own way rather than turn from their sick disgusting sin. Kind of like what you are doing, trying to convince normal people that perversion is somehow acceptable. Two words for the "womb theory" bull sh it

      January 30, 2012 at 10:54 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "Qu eers squeak until they get their own way rather than turn from their sick disgusting sin. Kind of like what you are doing, trying to convince normal people that perversion is somehow acceptable. Two words for the "womb theory" bull sh i"

      No where in your bible does it condemn the saved loving partnership of a gay couple, watch the wording now seeing as you have reading comprehension issues.

      January 30, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • pervert alert

      It is every ones Bible and you already know or you wouldn't have asked.

      January 30, 2012 at 11:10 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "It is every ones Bible and you already know or you wouldn't have asked."

      That's why there are now gay churches, priests, nuns, rabbis, pastor and other clergy that have stated that being gay as we know and understand it today is NOT a sin. Now spreading hatred is a sin.

      January 30, 2012 at 11:28 am |
  9. countrycook

    Oral also had a gay son.

    January 29, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
  10. CM

    Anyone else find it an amusing coincidence that the evangelical whose grandson is causing so many waves over his gayness was named Oral?

    January 29, 2012 at 9:17 am |
    • Robin

      @ CN.....LMAO...It is amusing that you cant even get their names straight.....Oral was his grandfather, his name is Randy. So is it still amusing????

      January 29, 2012 at 9:44 am |
    • RillyKewl

      Its hysterical, always has been! He should've named his son Anal.

      January 29, 2012 at 8:32 pm |
  11. urafkntool

    f-a-g-g-o-t-s are disgusting and diseased. ugh.

    January 28, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
    • jk

      Now I know exactly what the death scream of the last dinosaur sounded like.

      January 28, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • Andy Breeden

      What a horrible thing to say.

      January 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm |
    • pervert alert

      horribly true

      January 28, 2012 at 10:01 pm |
    • Kelly

      I'm so sorry that you don't have enough love in your heart. Watch what you say..someone you hold close to your heart may in fact be gay. Someone you KNOW is not diseased and disgusting.

      January 29, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
    • pervert alert

      gay is a word stolen by perverts to describe themselves . It is not gay it is sick unnatural perversion. Common sense and truth is not lack of love, you are obscuring the truth by pointing fingers.

      January 29, 2012 at 2:43 pm |
    • pervert alert

      Kelly gay is a word stolen by perverts to describe themselves . It is not gay it is sick unnatural perversion. Common sense and truth is not lack of love, you are obscuring the truth by pointing fingers.

      January 29, 2012 at 2:44 pm |
    • Al

      pervert alert
      Is that like how the hypocrite conservative evangelicals have stolen the word "Christian" to describe just themselves? Common sense! You people don't know the meaning of the term.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:19 am |
    • pervert alert

      common sense is telling a qu eer that they have a sick perverted lifestyle that should be abandoned to the trash heap and walked free of before spreading aids or hurting innocents

      January 30, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "common sense is telling a qu eer that they have a sick perverted lifestyle that should be abandoned to the trash heap and walked free of before spreading aids or hurting innocents"

      The experts around the world disagree with you. It's hilarious that you formed your opinion on stereotyping and NOT actual facts. What an idiot.

      January 30, 2012 at 1:07 pm |
    • pervert alert

      If the whole world went qu eer it would still be wrong. It does not matter how many "experts" or qu eers come out of the woodwork they would all still be sick perverts

      January 30, 2012 at 2:15 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "If the whole world went qu eer it would still be wrong. It does not matter how many "experts" or qu eers come out of the woodwork they would all still be sick perverts"

      The experts are sick perverts because they don't have the same bigotry and prejudice that you do. Those hundred of thousands of experts have stated that being gay is not a mental illness. The only sick pervert is YOU because your unfounded hate is built on lies and not FACTS!

      January 30, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
    • pervert alert

      No one is suggesting qu eer is a mental illness .Qu eer does not have to be . Qu eer is sin.

      January 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "Qu eer does not have to be . Qu eer is sin."

      It can't be voluntarily changed idiot, that's the point. Wow are you dense or what, there are many churches, pastors and other clergy that have stated it's NOT a sin. Some pastors have gone as far as publicly reading apology letters to the gay community as a way to stop the unfounded hatred in our society. You just keep proving your clueless on this subject and your bigotry is founded on lies.

      January 30, 2012 at 2:58 pm |
  12. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Knowing God is the beginning of wisdom
    Repent of the sin
    Prayer changes things

    January 28, 2012 at 6:22 pm |
    • jk

      Somebody's scared of reality... Boo!

      January 28, 2012 at 7:08 pm |
    • Andy Breeden

      Nothing fails like prayer.

      January 28, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
    • bringoutyourdead

      demons fear the thought of prayer

      January 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
    • northern light

      What did it change for the people in towers on 9/11?

      January 28, 2012 at 10:24 pm |
    • just sayin

      How is it you know what was said to God by the victims? Or have you spoken with the survivors? Where do you get your information from?

      January 28, 2012 at 10:34 pm |
    • just wondering

      Is northern lights one of those who builds his reputation on the suffering and loss of 9/11 like a godless looter or some kind of perverse ghoul?

      January 29, 2012 at 9:22 am |
    • Nope

      Dr. Herbert Benson of Harvard Medical School and other scientists tested the effect of having three Christian groups pray for particular patients, starting the night before surgery and continuing for two weeks. The volunteers prayed for "a successful surgery with a quick, healthy recovery and no complications" for specific patients, for whom they were given the first name and first initial of the last name.

      The patients, meanwhile, were split into three groups of about 600 apiece: those who knew they were being prayed for, those who were prayed for but only knew it was a possibility, and those who weren't prayed for but were told it was a possibility.

      The researchers didn't ask patients or their families and friends to alter any plans they had for prayer, saying such a step would have been unethical and impractical. The study looked for any complications within 30 days of the surgery. Results showed no effect of prayer on complication-free recovery. But 59 percent of the patients who knew they were being prayed for developed a complication, versus 52 percent of those who were told it was just a possibility.

      January 30, 2012 at 1:08 pm |
    • nope a dope

      Someone has already shown your argument to be false but don't let that stop you from posting everywhere you can. It is the gift of liars and losers to repeat the lie.

      January 30, 2012 at 2:12 pm |
    • Nope

      "Someone has already shown your argument to be false but don't let that stop you from posting everywhere you can. It is the gift of liars and losers to repeat the lie."

      And I have shown prayer is a lie but it doesn't stop this idiot from posting the same crap over and over again. Poor "just sayin" doesn't have any proof of a god or prayer, you're such an idiot.

      January 30, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • nope a dope

      you ain't showed nothing to nobody everything you put up is false

      January 30, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • Nope

      "you ain't showed nothing to nobody everything you put up is false"

      Well idiot, lying is a sin! Oh, wait, you can't even prove your god exists, which is why prayer doesn't change anything but it makes it worse. LMAO!

      January 30, 2012 at 2:46 pm |
  13. marvin

    get married to a woman, dude, and watch what happens when she gets the kids and your paycheck under penalty of you being sent to jail

    January 28, 2012 at 5:56 pm |
  14. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, B.A., J.D., S.P.J.

    So perhaps Randy's family will see that being Gay is not a choice, it's something in your DNA like being six feet tall, or being left handed, you can't pray it away, just like you can't successfully pray for blue eyes. Perhaps the rest of his family can learn something from this young man who has chosen to live his life as an honest man instead of a closeted creep, like a number of the other men in his family. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, B.A., J.D., S.P.J.

    January 28, 2012 at 3:59 pm |
    • Dr. Sherlock Holmes FRCS.

      Sir-hate to burst your bubble. Please stop lying to yourself and come back to reality.
      Do we need call Dr. Reality? He is in the other room.

      January 28, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • pervert alert

      being qu eer is a severe moral failing . Support the perversion that gave mankind aids? Not to bloody likely eh what Watson

      January 28, 2012 at 4:49 pm |
    • Dr. Sherlock Holmes FRCS.

      That was elementary dear Watson, elementary!

      January 28, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • Matteo

      Yeah it's inherent. Just like my preference for blondes or his preference for brunettes. It's in our jeans!!!

      January 28, 2012 at 7:33 pm |
  15. patrick flynn

    When are people going to MYOB??

    January 28, 2012 at 1:52 pm |
    • pervert alert

      When the last pushy qu eer is dead or jailed?

      January 28, 2012 at 1:57 pm |
    • jk

      Oh, you want a war? You've already lost.

      January 28, 2012 at 7:10 pm |
    • pervert alert

      war with qu eers? slapped with a purse? limp wrist perverts

      January 28, 2012 at 9:11 pm |
    • Al

      pervert alert
      "war with qu eers? slapped with a purse? limp wrist perverts"
      And there we have it, folks! At the heart of it conservative Christian's objections to gays is just based on their personal distaste for their lifestyle, like vegans talking about cattle ranchers. They just use the Bible to justify their hatred.

      January 30, 2012 at 8:24 am |
    • pervert alert

      Al your lifestyle is a dirty sick twisted perversion of what real life is all about you put your filthy sin in the forefront i didn't

      January 30, 2012 at 8:29 am |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "Al your lifestyle is a dirty sick twisted perversion of what real life is all about you put your filthy sin in the forefront i didn't"

      There are hundreds of thousands of experts as well as churches, clergy etc that disagree with you. What is sick and perverted is your bigotry is based on ignorance and NOTactual facts.

      January 30, 2012 at 1:12 pm |
    • pervert alert

      it is what it is sick twisted perversion all your rhetoric won't change it.

      January 30, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "it is what it is sick twisted perversion all your rhetoric won't change it."

      You're an idiot it's already changing in our society once people understand the REAL truth and not made up crap that you're spewing here.

      January 30, 2012 at 2:59 pm |
  16. pervert alert

    sicko pansy can find the truth in his grandfathers faith

    January 28, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • Art

      Where he will learn to hate everyone who is not like him. Is that really what your savior had in mind?

      January 28, 2012 at 4:53 pm |
    • just sayin

      Truth is not hate

      January 28, 2012 at 4:54 pm |
    • northern light

      The truth like talking snakes and the world being 6000 years old??

      January 28, 2012 at 10:28 pm |
    • just sayin

      All creation communicates, even now, we suspect the world is 6000 years old and then some. How is it, do you know the exact age of the world, please tell everyone?

      January 29, 2012 at 7:05 am |
    • WJM Knight

      just sayin you're a retard...just sayin'

      February 24, 2012 at 7:34 am |
  17. L.K.

    In reading the former (ignorant) comment, Jesus (whether this person agrees with the truth or not) is Alive Forever and Forever (Rev. 1:18)....he is 'The Living One' ~Thankfully For Us All~....and I happen to know that Oral Roberts was not a 'conman'...(people like D.C. try to dismiss biblical truth to avoid having to deal with their own need for redemption~(!)...~So, Pray About That~(!)

    January 28, 2012 at 10:41 am |
    • JasonA

      Your religion is personal, please keep it to yourself. The scientific reality, not empty myths, is that there is NO god.

      January 28, 2012 at 11:25 am |
    • Oh Yeah

      L.K.
      Do you trust everything you read in some book? My paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone states on page 13 (Chapter 1, The Boy Who Lived)

      "- there will be books written about Harry – every child in our world will know his name."

      and, as far as I can tell, this is closer to the truth than what your book says.

      January 28, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  18. gupsphoo

    God made him gay. Blame God.

    January 28, 2012 at 3:25 am |
    • Kay

      Being a bigot is a choice.
      Being intolerant is sin. Be a better persona and choose to no longer be a bigot and open your heart to others.
      Through prayer you can overcome having your head up your ass.

      January 29, 2012 at 11:24 am |
  19. Atheist #1

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ucVDpmFz-E&feature=player_embedded#!

    January 28, 2012 at 1:32 am |
  20. David Crosby

    Jesus is dead and Oral Roberts was a con man..pray about that

    January 27, 2012 at 10:13 pm |
    • Art

      Please allow me to make a small modification:

      Jesus is dead and Oral Roberts – and all of his ilk – are conmen.

      Thanks.

      January 28, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • just sayin

      Day late and a dollar short, Art, your opinions were shown to be false days ago

      January 28, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • WJM Knight

      Oral Roberts-the man who said he saw a 100 foot Jesus blackmail him for a million dollars – a con man? I'm shocked!

      February 24, 2012 at 7:36 am |
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