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“I meant exactly what I said. It is so important for every human being to understand that he or she is a gift from God.” —The Rev. Ed Bacon, who told Oprah last week that being gay is a “gift from God” [Oprah]
And yet, the Christians were the first to jump all over this statement with their oh-so-typical hate. Shocked? Sadly not in the least.
Gay is gay; no more or less. Don’t drag your Almighty Ape into this.
You’d think more Christianists would want to be gay, actually. I mean, look at all the sins we have to resist! And the magnitude! Holy Toledo, for dealing with all those temptations during ones’s lifetime, it’d be a snap to get by St. Peter.
I am a heterosexual Christian, and I don’t think I have ever been more proud of my faith then I was when I heard Rev. Bacon make this comment and then defend it. It’s about time Christians stopped all the judgment and ACTUALLY considered “loving thy neighbor as thyself.”
@Mike Burns: I was raised that we were all created in God’s image.So of course being gay is a gift clearly it is God’s will that there are gay people in the world and he made them exactly the way they were meant to be. Please don’t assume that the loud hateful christians speak for all christians they don’t.
Ed Bacon is the pastor of All Saints in Pasadena. I’ve been a member of All Saints since 1994. They are an all accepting group, in which gay is a typical 10% of the population, but they still get so much attention for gay issues, and it’s known as a “gay church”.
The first time I heard them speak their creed, “Whoever you are, and wherever you are in your journey of faith, you are welcome here.” I had tears in my eyes. It still happens.
Being raised Catholic and feeling judged for who I am, I was swept away by the unconditional inclusion.
I wish the rest of the world would catch on.
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