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January 26th, 2012
09:17 PM ET

Oral Roberts' gay grandson promotes 'Gay Agenda' tour

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  1. Jim Rousch

    This irony is incredibly funny.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:43 pm |
  2. Jacqui

    How sad that his mom wastes precious time in their few meetings telling him that he is going to hell. What an articulate young man who still sees the good in his grandfather-that he believed in equality for blacks.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:28 pm |
  3. GetReal

    Congratulations, Randy! You da man.

    February 5, 2012 at 10:07 pm |
  4. Didget69

    ...he's following in the Oral tradition.

    February 2, 2012 at 3:19 pm |
  5. Mike

    "When...conservative towns think of a gay couple, they jump immediately to ...." Well, duh - that's the part of the deal that's the sin! If all you were doing was getting together to watch TV and then either going home to separate domiciles each night or retiring to separate beds each night, no one would have any reason to make a fuss. It's the fact that y'all are boinking that people object to. That, and adopting or manufacturing kids.

    "...hopefully there will be a new visual of what it means to be gay, which is what it means to be human." Well, except for the part where you're retiring to the bedroom and doing things that human beings of the same gender aren't supposed to be doing with each other. Or the part where you're discussing "having kids" as if that's something that two men or two women were ever supposed to do. Or the part where you're taking a sacred ceremony intended to affirm human gender-duality and procreative power and desecrating it by insisting it should apply equally to two people of the same gender. Those are visuals most people can do without.

    February 1, 2012 at 5:48 pm |
    • john

      I know people who are beaten by their straight fathers and mothers. None of my friends, yes I have more than one, who have gay parents have ever been abused by their parents.

      February 2, 2012 at 2:53 am |
    • AndyB

      If you can do without the visuals, then please do without them. No one asked you to visualize my life. In fact, I ask you to not visualize my life. Please just stay out of it, don't think about it, and give me my rights.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:27 am |
    • MarkinFL

      I am hetero and married with children and it has nothing to do with you or your pitiful "god". Your religion does not own marriage and it will eventually be legal for gays to marry throughout this country. I for one support it wholeheartedly and do not care one whit what any right-wing dinosaur thinks about it.

      February 7, 2012 at 6:09 am |
  6. Mike

    I actually wish CNN would post more pictures like this. I think most people's acceptance of the gay lifestyle is based in theory rather than exposure. But when you can see public displays of gay affection and realize deep down that you are seeing things that simply ought not to be, that takes the "ivory tower acceptance" aspect right out of the picture. Kudos to CNN for holding up photos and saying, "You're saying there's nothing wrong with *this*, right?"

    February 1, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • AndyB

      It seems like you got the whole thing backwards. What you should be seeing is people living their lives and realizing that its none of your business. You should leave them alone and let them have their rights. Their happiness is with them and yours is with you. Take responsibility for your own life and stop worrying about what others are doing.

      February 2, 2012 at 11:40 am |
    • 3rdEyeOpened

      Whenever something is broadcasted in public like this, it becomes EVERYONE'S business. If you want people out of it, keep it behind closed doors where it belongs, in private.

      February 6, 2012 at 3:29 am |
  7. WASP

    ok to settle this arguement, america was founded on this main statement written in the declaration of independence. you religious zealots do remember that little piece of paper correct? well here is what it saids, just to refresh your memories.
    " We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are insti.tuted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to insti.tute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security"

    so please keep being a hypocrite and refusing equal rights to people because they don't fit into your ideals.

    February 1, 2012 at 7:48 am |
  8. Movies

    Pervert don't be gay

    January 31, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
  9. pervert alert

    I was talking to a snake this morning. He offered me the choice of a magic apple or an ark. I went for the ark. There might be sailors on an ark.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:32 am |
  10. pervert alert

    My deep faith in god gives me the magic power to post without using a computer or my hands.

    This comes in handy when I want to post jesus messages while simultaneously squirming around on a twister mat with other men.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:11 am |
    • pervert alert

      That will work until you rot away with aids

      January 31, 2012 at 9:13 am |
    • pervert alert

      Sorry, I meant to say that it will work until "I" die of aids. Typo, my bad.

      I was still a little flustered from having relations with sailors.

      January 31, 2012 at 9:19 am |
  11. pervert alert

    I like having relations with sailors and other handsome young men. We cover ourselves in olive oil and wrestle on a twister mat. It loads of fun.

    January 31, 2012 at 9:02 am |
    • pervert alert

      it is a miracle I do not have to be on line to post

      January 31, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Identifying randon jesustard bozos with multiple logins

      "just sayin
      It is a miracle I can post without even being on line"

      hhhmmmmm this is from another thread. Looks like "just sayin" and "pervert alert" are the same jesustard bozo.

      January 31, 2012 at 9:17 am |
    • pervert alert

      yeah two posters get their handles stolen so it must be the same person, right good logic wow you are so smart and a qu eer to i presume?

      January 31, 2012 at 10:51 am |
    • pervert alert

      for the qu eer rocket scientist i liked the post so i used it go screw your mother, pardon – father

      January 31, 2012 at 11:11 am |
    • just sayin

      I really like when pervert alert gets all hostile. It makes the hair on my tes ticles bristle. Then I think of sailors.

      January 31, 2012 at 11:48 am |
    • just sayin

      "go screw your mother, pardon – father"

      You want me to screw my mother and pardon my father?

      At the same time?

      Ohhh....you dirty boy.

      January 31, 2012 at 11:53 am |
  12. Jennifer Hudsons gastric bypass surgery

    Awww...arent they a cute couple. How sweet.

    January 31, 2012 at 8:32 am |
  13. Joey

    Oral Roberts was just someone who scammed old people out of their money. When my grandmother died, we found all of these letters that demanded that she send them money or she wouldn't get into heaven. Just a huckster.

    January 31, 2012 at 2:42 am |
  14. Ran

    Being gay is a sin and a curse. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorra mainly because the men were having 'un-natural' relations with other men. This is stated clearly in the Bible. This man who probably grew up in church should know this. It's so sad that he is including his grandfather's name in a cause which is so against the Word of God and the Bible. It is such a pity that he has to associate his grandfather's name and the great work he did for the Lord to his ungodly cause. He should be ashamed of himself.
    If he wants to show poeple how gay guys live, that's his business, but he should keep away from associating it to the Bible or God's servants. What he is doing is in now way acceptable to God.

    January 30, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
    • pervert alert

      Exactly when did god tell you this.

      (and please don't cite the silly iron age idiot fairy tale textbook)

      January 31, 2012 at 9:03 am |
    • pervert alert

      It is not gay, gay is a word qu eers stole to describe their sickness and sin
      And I don't even have to be online to post amazing

      January 31, 2012 at 9:10 am |
    • pervert alert

      Ran I did not post the question so tell the fraud to go screw themselves- they will like that

      January 31, 2012 at 9:12 am |
    • pervert alert

      Idiot redneck says what?

      January 31, 2012 at 9:30 am |
    • Primewonk

      Ezekial 16:49 'Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.'

      Sounds like the average talibangelical tea bagger to me.

      Plus, the "gang" in Sodom wanted to r ape the angels. Why do you equate r ape with consensual se x? Double plus, angels are not human. Thus your "gang" were into best iality, not hom ose xuality.

      Why do you fundiots lie?

      January 31, 2012 at 11:02 am |
    • pervert alert

      I wish Roberts would get Oral with me.

      January 31, 2012 at 11:55 am |
    • pervert alert

      What?

      January 31, 2012 at 11:56 am |
    • TrannyGirl

      Actually, NO. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed for arrogance, pride, gluttony, and greed. Though, there was an offer to pleasure both Lott and his wife made from behind the door. It really is important to get the facts right when you engage in a debate. You never know when your comments could get read by a historian or a cultural anthropologist, or maybe even a rogue nondenominational minister.

      January 31, 2012 at 6:33 pm |
    • Mortalc01l

      Ran: It's pitiful that you don't even know what your little book of fairy-tales says! Do you even bother to read it, or do you just randomly make stuff up to suit your own perverse set of twisted morals?

      Please read Primewonk's quote as to WHY your invisible, non-existent God decided to commit genocide.

      February 8, 2012 at 5:34 pm |
  15. IsaacNewton

    What do you call 2 gay guys named Bob?

    Oral Roberts!

    hahahahahahaha.....

    January 30, 2012 at 9:37 pm |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    Wisdom is found in God

    January 30, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
    • Nope

      Step research proves you wrong.

      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 31, 2012 at 8:28 am |
    • pervert alert

      "Prayer changes things"

      Does it change underwear?

      I think a sailor made me soil mine.

      January 31, 2012 at 9:47 am |
    • DeeNYC

      isn't that what Bush Jr. said when he decided to start a war with iraq.

      February 8, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  17. D

    Average IQ in the USA is 100...meaning roughly half of the population is in the double digits.
    60-76% of the population identify themselves as Christian.
    Non-theists tend to be more educated than theists.
    Therefore, the majority of christians are idiots.

    Proof? Read these comments.

    January 30, 2012 at 5:13 pm |
    • 0BS3RVER

      I disagree. My father-in-Law and my step-father are both Christians and have both finished college and my Father-in-Law has his Doctorate in Physics from Kansas University. Also he was a missionary on missions leave when he got his Doctorate degree. I know that is only two people stated, but there are many smart and wise Christians out there.

      January 30, 2012 at 6:52 pm |
    • Glen

      Not true D lots of early scientist were men of devout faith and Christians and great thinkers and by the way when an atheist truly seeks God they usual find Him that usually happens when they finally growup, mature and are confronted with real life problems. Then they become strong Christian believers like C.S. Lewis among many other. Its only the fool who insists in his heart that there is no God they just continue in the mockery till they are confronted with their Maker at death but then its too late... God encourages to seek, test and try and know that He is who He says He is in the Bible. That consists of a combination of intelligence and faith.

      February 1, 2012 at 11:22 am |
    • Listen2Others

      I like your logic! I understood the average IQ was 80, so maybe you are generous. :>

      February 5, 2012 at 12:57 pm |
  18. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things
    No matter how addicting your sin
    You can find healing and peace
    With God through prayer
    Prayer changes things

    January 30, 2012 at 4:19 pm |
    • Nope

      Again...

      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 4:21 pm |
    • nope a dope

      prayer works

      January 30, 2012 at 4:24 pm |
    • Nope

      No it doesn't you've been proven wrong.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:25 pm |
    • pervert alert

      There is no proof in what nope offers

      January 30, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • Nope

      "There is no proof in what nope offers"

      What an moron, that was the proof. Prayer makes things worse, not better.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • just helping out

      last time we checked nope was totally wrong

      January 30, 2012 at 4:56 pm |
    • Alfred E Neuman

      The question before us
      Is nope wrong?
      YEPPP

      January 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm |
    • Ummmm

      "last time we checked nope was totally wrong"

      It's so hysterical to watch people claiming to be Christian to go against even their own faith to be right in their arrogance. LOL! Keep proving nope is correct.

      January 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm |
    • pervert alert

      right story for a Ummmmer

      January 30, 2012 at 5:01 pm |
    • Jesus

      "pervert alert"

      Right name for a complete fool.

      January 30, 2012 at 5:32 pm |
    • pervert alert

      nope/ ummm/jesus one troll various handles all worth less

      January 30, 2012 at 6:32 pm |
    • Jesus

      "nope/ ummm/jesus one troll various handles all worth less"

      Only a fool lies because the consequence is hell.

      January 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm |
    • just sayin

      Sin does not consign the believer to hell. All sin past present and future was paid in full at Calvary. Lack of belief, lack of faith consigns a person to hell.Those who will be lost to hell will be doing it to themselves. Hell was created as eternal punishment for Satan and the fallen angels not for mankind. Jesus has taught (the true Jesus) that all effort should be made by mankind to avoid hell.

      January 30, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
    • Jesus

      "Those who will be lost to hell will be doing it to themselves. Hell was created as eternal punishment for Satan and the fallen angels not for mankind. Jesus has taught (the true Jesus) that all effort should be made by mankind to avoid hell."

      You're such an idiot, first you say that it's not for mankind, then you say mankind needs to avoid it. LMAO! You're making excuses for your god, it's hysterical.

      January 31, 2012 at 8:30 am |
    • derp

      You jesustards seem to have all the answers.

      How do I get my 72 virgins?

      January 31, 2012 at 9:08 am |
    • Mortalc01l

      Prayer mos certainly does NOT change things... I have posted this before and I am posting it again:

      Why does God hate amputees so much!!!! If prayer heals people, then how come no-one in the history of Christianity has EVER grown a limb back? Every person that is a Christian that has lost a limb has prayed for it to grow back; their loving Christian families have prayed; their Pastors/Priests and congregations have prayed, yet NEVER, EVER has a limb miraculously grown back... Hundreds of MILLIONS of prayers must have reached God's ears.. all of them fervently praying for their missing limb to grow back, but it never does....Why is that I wonder? I mean God is supposed to do miraculous things, correct? Where are the regrown legs and arms?

      Prayer does nothing; it accomplishes nothing, it is meaningless... Besides, who do you pray to? Odin? Osiris? Apollo? Anu the Sumerian God (since He's the oldest God we know of and predates the Christian God by 12,000 years)? How do you KNOW you are praying to the "right" God? Maybe the Muslims are right! maybe the Hindus are.... Or maybe you're all just wrong?

      February 8, 2012 at 5:43 pm |
  19. pervert alert

    truth isn't judgement,Your attacking lies go nowhere when confronted by truth. Every time someone opposes the qu eers they trot out the same bull sh it. Guess what? real people don't buy it.

    January 30, 2012 at 3:31 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      American Medical Association (AMA)

      Disagrees with you

      January 30, 2012 at 4:08 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      Academy of Pediatrics and the Council on Child and Adolescent Health

      Disagrees with you.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      The World Health Organization

      Disagrees with you

      January 30, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      Just the Facts Coalition – (a group of 13 professional as_sociations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Counseling As_sociation, American As_sociation of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, American Psychological As_sociation, American School Health As_sociation, Interfaith Alliance Foundation, National As_sociation of School Psychologists, National As_sociation of Social Workers and National Education As_sociation )

      Disagrees with you.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:10 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      American Psychological Association

      Disagrees with you.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
    • pervert alert

      This is America they can be wrong if they want to be. Money says within those organizations are people who know the truth and are not deceived by the qu eer agenda.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:17 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "This is America they can be wrong if they want to be. Money says within those organizations are people who know the truth and are not deceived by the qu eer agenda."

      Keep proving what an idiot you are and your bigotry is based on christian lies and not FACTS!

      January 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
    • pervert alert

      Truth is fact the qu eer lifestyle is perverse sin that can be stopped just as any other sin, your lying for example. It may be harder for you to stop lying because it appears to be deeply ingrained with you. I do not fear your insults they are common attacks from the qu eer agenda handbook.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:38 pm |
    • Ok'yDok'y

      "Truth is fact the qu eer lifestyle is perverse sin that can be stopped just as any other sin, your lying for example. It may be harder for you to stop lying because it appears to be deeply ingrained with you. I do not fear your insults they are common attacks from the qu eer agenda handbook."

      That's why even churches and clergy disagree with and why gay marriage is becoming legal. You are clueless about this subject, your bigotry is founded on lies and ignorance, typical of christians like you.

      January 30, 2012 at 4:57 pm |
    • derp

      Ouch, my butt hurts!

      January 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
    • TrannyGirl

      Hey Perv. You want to posture about real people and what they will or will not accept. OK, I can play that game. Try these REAL people on for size. Here's a link to an American Medical Association release used to educate member physicians. The link contains other links to peer reviewed scientific fact about the Gay and Trans community. Wrap a cold towel around your head and try to learn something, if you can. It's OK to pause every once in a while to let your little head cool.

      http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/amawire/2011-march-16-glbt.shtml

      January 31, 2012 at 7:52 pm |
    • Glen

      "Nope" has obviously never tried prayer to know if it works or not? I'm surprised by how many un-believer experts we have here on faith, belied and Christianity here. Only one who has had an experience on prayer and faith is qualified to make an opinion the others can only say they have never had and experience, not to discount what someone else "has" experienced.

      The person using the handle "Jesus" said: You're such an idiot, first you say that it's not for mankind, then you say mankind needs to avoid it. LMAO! You're making excuses for your god, it's hysterical.

      Dont' know what is so complicated about his statement, perhaps you don't get it hell was made for the disobedience of Satan and his other fallen angels and we by default follow him in our disobdience towards God (as evidenced by the posts here and how we life) we rightfully belong to Satan BUT everytime there is a bad outcome this God you ridicule made a way for us to get right with Him and that is by accepting his sacrifice on the cross the ultimate pure sacrifice of an unblemish lamb The lamb of God.. If we choose to believe in Him we will not perish but have eternal life. That is the wonderful new of God in the Gospel. He is offering a life raft to save us from drowning we can either chose to accept or refuse and mock it, the outcome is entirely determined by us the choice me make, as Neo said in the Matrix.

      I don't know why "pervert alert" is allowed to speak in this discussion he seems to be underage and is not adding anything positive or contructive to the debate. "pervert alert" watch out your sin will find you, God will not be mocked the very words you use here will be used to condemn you.

      February 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm |
  20. rbl

    Pervert alert, you sure seem into it. Passing judgement on people you don't even know, how christian is that?

    January 30, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
    • pervert alert

      I like to think about passing judgement on sailors. Naked men make me all warm and fuzzy inside.

      January 31, 2012 at 11:50 am |
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