*Last week on CNN’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” Joel Osteen made a very daring statement that may have an effect on his ministry in the long run.

When asked if homosexuality is a sin, the mega-church preacher revealed his conservative perspective.

“Yes, I’ve always believed, Piers, the scripture shows that it’s a sin.”

He quickly backed his statement with affirming that he is not gay bashing and has no desire to. Morgan pressed the issue a bit more when he questioned him about his friend, Elton John, who recently had a surrogate child with his partner.

“Why are they sinners in your eyes?” he asked. Osteen’s response:

Well, it’s strictly back to what the scripture says. I mean, I can’t grab one part and say God wants you to be blessed and live an abundant life, and not grab the other part that says, you know what? You know, live that kind of life. So it comes back to the scripture. I’m not the judge. You know, God didn’t tell me to go around judging everybody.