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.