According to Christian Post - In the conclusion of his five-part series "What Would Jesus Say to…" Pastor Ed Young of Fellowship Church in Grapevine,Texas who leads a church with over 20,000 members and is known for his colorful and creative sermons, is kick-starting a new series that takes a look at some of America's biggest celebrities.
Young suggested that if Christ were to sit down for an interview with the 55-year-old comedian, he would say: "Ellen I love you where you are, but I love you too much to allow you to stay the same."
Young focused on the comedian's career, which he praised as being reflective of the joy and humor Jesus created and wanted people to have.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones," Young said, reminding his congregation of the Proverbs 17:22 verse.
The pastor recalled that at only 13 years of age, DeGeneres began using humor and comedy to help heal her mother, who had come fresh out of a divorce and was struggling with cancer.
But after that, a great tragedy stuck as DeGeneres was molested by her stepfather, and only came clean about her ordeal after she graduated from high school.
Still, the comedian managed to turn her life around and earn amazing success in her talk-show career, quickly becoming one of American's favorite personalities.
As for her religious views, DeGeneres was raised in a strict Christian Science environment, and although she no longer goes to that church, she still says that she believes in God.
According to Young, Jesus would directly say: "Ellen, some of these extreme folks have been wrong, but the bottom line is – homosexuality is not my ideal."
Pastor Young explained, however, that there is a difference between following what people feel is right, and following God's ways.
Young argued that the Bible warns against many vices, not only homosexuality, and that everyone is guilty of sin. But everyone can also be washed clean by the grace of God.