Day three of Oprah Winfrey's "Best Life" series took on a revelation even Oprah Winfrey says she's never heard.
Responding to a viewer who Skyped into the show to talk about being gay, one of Winfrey's panelists, The Rev. Ed Bacon, declared being gay is a "gift from God."
Bacon is the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, Calif., a well-known liberal and progressive church.
"Well you are the first minister I've ever heard say being gay is a gift from God, I can tell you that," Winfrey said.
"We're not talking religion, we're talking spirituality," said Michael Bernard Beckwith, founder and spiritual director of Agape International Spiritual Center in Los Angeles. . "People don't just happen to be gay. When people are born, they have that type of orientation, so he is gay by diving right."