Pastor Joel Osteen of the Houston megachurch Lakewood Church on Tuesday told CNN host Piers Morgan that gay sex is sinful.

The 48-year-old charismatic Osteen helms a congregation of over seven million via television broadcasts in over 100 nations around the world.

Osteen had previously appeared on Piers Morgan Tonight in January. During that interview he said gay sex was sinful.

On Tuesday, Morgan revisited the subject, asking Osteen if his views had changed.

“Since then, more states have endorsed same-sex marriage. It's becoming much less of a prohibitive kind of issue than it used to be. What's your view now?” Morgan asked Osteen, whom he later described as a “progressive preacher.”

“It never changes because mine's based out of the Scripture. That's what I believe that the Scripture says. That homosexuality is a sin. You know I believed it before and I still believe it now.”

“I'm not mad at anybody. I don't dislike anybody. You know, respecting my faith and believing in what the Scripture says, that's the best way I can interpret it,” Osteen answered.

Osteen went on to disagree with Morgan's suggestion that the Scripture should “move with the times.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)