Tonight's interview with Joel Osteen and his wife Victoria Osteen on "Piers Morgan Tonight" has already gotten attention for the best-selling author and pastor's statements about homosexuality.
But The Osteens tell Piers Morgan about wealth, and whether achieving massive wealth makes them feel guilty. Eric Marrapodi of CNN's Belief Blog post writes:
Morgan asked Osteen if he ever felt guilty for his wealth. He replied, "I don't ever feel guilty because it comes from – it's God's blessings on my life. And for me to apologize for God's – how God has blessed you, it's almost an insult to our God."
Osteen continued, “There is a religious – I call it a spirit or something that says we have to be poor and broke and defeated and sad to show people that we're really humble, and that we really love God. And I don't believe that. I believe God wants us to be examples of what it means to live for him. And that our money is to be a blessing to others.”
Osteen also talks about dating (before he was married), whether he drinks or smokes, who he voted for in 2008 and more. Check out the full interview tonight on CNN at 9pmET/PT.