In a recent HuffPost Live interview, Bishop T.D. Jakes said that he had evolved and was evolving on LGBT rights.

Jakes, who helms the Potter's House mega-church in Dallas, Texas, appeared on the program to promote his latest book, Destiny: Step Into Your Purpose.

“Do you think the LGBT community and the Black church can co-exist?” a viewer online asked.

“Absolutely!” Jakes answered. “I think it's going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different… LGBTs of types and sorts have to find a household of worship that reflects what your views are and what you believe, like anybody else. And the church should have the right to have its own convictions and values. If you don't like those convictions and values, you totally disagree with it, don't try to change my house, move into your own!”

“Has your thinking evolved on this?” host Marc Lamont Hill asked.

“Evolved and evolving,” he answered. “Where I am is to better understand. We [the church] bought … into the myth that this is a Christian nation. … We no longer look to public policy to reflect Biblical ethics.”

Jakes has previously called being gay “brokenness” and has admitted that he would discriminate against a sexually active gay person. In 2008, his son, Jermaine Jakes, made headlines when he was netted in a police gay sex sting operation in a Dallas park.

(Related: T.D. Jakes tells Oprah Winfrey that he's not anti-gay.)