'Gay' moment most controversial of week, Oprah Winfrey says

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Saying it was the most controversial moment of her "Best Life" Week series, Oprah Winfrey said Monday her show's message boards were flooded with responses to statements made by a religious leader that being gay was OK in God's eyes.

Responding to a viewer who Skyped into the show, The Rev. Ed Bacon, declared being gay is a "gift from God."

Bacon appeared live via satellite during today's show and didn't back down from statements made last week.

"I meant exactly what I said," Bacon said.

It is so important for every human being to understand he or she is a gift from God. ... and it's important to remember that God made them, he said.

Bacon said he's received a lot of response from his appearance last week, most of it being positive.

"It simply unleashed a flood of healing," Bacon said.

Bacon will appear live for a 90-minute webcast Wednesday night at 8 p.m. on Oprah.com.

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Ariel Allera: Yes, Being Gay is a Gift from God... And why not?

What Ed Bacon and Michael Beckwith said on Oprah is the most liberating and heartwarming statement I've ever heard on homosexuality. I've never hidden myself in the closet so that after I watched that particular episode on YouTube, I'm now as enlightened as both a gay male citizen in the Philippines and a human being, let alone God's child. I believe in the Bible and of course in the Word of God, and I know we have to live according to His will. What's in the Bible can be as broad as far as our minds should be, and so there's more to it than what it could literally mean. What is definitely for certain (and a hundred-percent the true) is that God's love is unconditional so that so long as we are at peace with the Lord, no matter what we do or what our decisions are, we will always be guided and should never get lost, and that includes where the thought of being gay is concerned which is, thankfully, a gift from God. Hence, God bless all the gays on earth. (ariel_allera@yahoo.com)

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