In January 2009 my boss -- and the rector of All Saints Church -- Ed Bacon was on the Oprah Winfrey Show and made headlines, waves and a couple of email servers crash when he opined that "being gay was a gift from God."
At All Saints Church we refer to Oprah as "The Gift That Keeps on Giving."
It keeps on giving because it keeps drawing folks to us who are hearing through those words -- and others like them -- that there is a God who loves them beyond their wildest imagingings AND there are communities of faith where they are not just welcome but wanted.
Next Sunday -- August 19th -- Ed will be back with Oprah. This time in a one hour interview about religion & spirituality taped awhile back for her Sirius radio show and running for the first time as a video segment. Check it out. (And stay tuned for his book -- "8 Habits of Love" -- coming in September!)