I read your response. It seems that my response itself was not read thoroughly.
My defending Jesus, to you, means I am defending man's wrongdoings?
That is an interesting thought process, to say the least. My response did not include one word in defense of Osteen or any other leader or church.
Neither did it include the hatred and judgements your response did towards me.
My response, in contrast, was a simple call to action for a writer who knows better, to seriously consider the hidden effects of using bandwagon propaganda that ultimately discredits Jesus...who remains blameless to this day.
Man sins, God does not. That is not "my faith" talking...those are the words of the Bible in relation to the character of God.
And a follower of Christ does not a racist make, nor a swindler, nor a liar...man does this all by himself.
My message? Do not stain the reputation of God in your rendition of a human being's intentions. God does not commit the crimes...man does.
Society's obligation to the downtrodden, to the injustices we see and are currently overwhelmed by, cannot be fulfilled without love.
God is love. If we consistently confuse vulnerable ears with our complete disdain for any leader claiming to be of God...vulnerable ears will not expect love from God...nor will they be able to determine genuine followers of Christ.
Should we call out the false? Yes. Should we distinguish the false leaders from the character and person of God/Jesus? It is imperative to do so.
Otherwise hope dies, love dies...and who is left to champion for injustice?
That was my point.