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Rev. Ed Bacon
Birmingham, AL

The Reverend Ed Bacon is a nationally recognized faith leader who famously declared on national television, “Being gay is a gift from God.” The Reverend spent his time in the pulpit preaching for the acceptance, understanding, and welcoming of LGBTQ people to the Episcopal Church.

Regarding his bold statement of support, the Reverend reflected: “I had no idea about the impact of that statement, because it wasn’t a strategically chosen one. I didn’t think about it or want to do it for a certain kind of impact. It’s a universal truth, and now millions of people have heard that. Everyone who comes out to themselves and their families and have done so with confidence in their faith has acknowledged that.” Rev. Bacon has appeared in the media to share his support, including on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

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