Please excuse the tardiness of this post. I'm aware it's about a week late:)
To some of you this headline may not be shocking, but to others you're probably already drafting the e-mail in your mind to send me later on to tell me I'm going straight to hell. Let me spare you the wasted energy because a) I've heard it all before and b) this is not my statement (although I happen to agree).
Oprah Winfrey and Rev. Ed Bacon of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California caused quite a stir last week during Oprah's Living Your Best Life Week: Spirituality 101 episode where the good Rev. Bacon made a statement that was heard all around the world, "Being Gay is A Gift from God".
The advice was given to a young man named Sedrick from Decatur, GA who was struggling to reconcile his sexuality with his faith, societal views, as well as controlling his finances.
Needless to say Oprah's message board lit up. I could only stomach two or three comments before I had to close the page. If I wanted to be bashed repeatedly in the name of God all I would have to do is watch this or attend any black mega-church in this country.
So do you agree with Rev. Bacon? Is being gay a gift from God or a curse?