Osteen: Romney "believer in Christ, like me"

Joel Osteen on faith and politics
Joel Osteen is a native Texan and the Pastor of Lakewood Church, located in Houston, which, according to Church Growth Today, is America's largest and fastest growing church. Lakewood Church Senior Pastor Joel Osteen speaks with Charlie Rose and Gayle King about preaching, prayer and politics. He also offers thoughts on Mitt Romney, Mormonism and Tim Tebow.

Pastor Joel Osteen, one of America's most popular religious figures, said on "CBS This Morning" that GOP candidate Mitt Romney believes in Jesus like he does.

"What I see about Governor Romney is that he says, 'I believe Jesus Christ is the son of God, he's raised from the dead and he's my savior.' I see him as being a believer in Christ, like me."

Charlie Rose said, "That's enough for you?"

"That's enough for me," Osteen said. "There's differences in all religion. I realize Mormonism is different from Christianity, but you know what, he's a man of faith and values. And to me, that's strong."

To watch the video of this portion of the "CBS This Morning" interview with Osteen, click on the video below.

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