Being Gay is a Gift from God

Oprah invited three spiritual leaders on her January 9, 2009 show to respond to the concerns of real people as they struggled with life’s challenges. One such person was Sedrick, a gay man, who was struggling with his finances. Rev. Ed Bacon, an Episcopal priest and one of the spiritual advisors, addressed the young man’s lack of a sense of self worth by saying that, ”being gay is a gift from God, but our culture doesn’t understand that, consequently, the culture sends messages “you oughta isolate.”  “And,” he says, “isolation is the antithesis of what we all need.” Minister Bernard Beckwith, another advisor, assured Sedrick that “…he is the image and likeness of God…”

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