The video below features "Pastor" Ed Bacon on one of Oprah's spirituality shows claiming that being Gay is a Gift from God. There are plenty of problems with this statement coming from a supposed 'Christian' pastor. Let's list a few.
1. There is NOT ONE ONE verse in the Bible that says that being gay is a gift from God.
2. There are plenty of passages that say that homosexuality is an abomination that merits God's present and eternal punishment.
Leviticus 18:22 You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.
Romans 1:26 For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; 27 and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.
1 Corinthians 6:9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, 10 nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.
1 Timothy 1:8 Now we know that the law is good, if one uses it lawfully, 9 understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for those who strike their fathers and mothers, for murderers, 10 the sexually immoral, men who practice homosexuality, enslavers, liars, perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine, 11 in accordance with the gospel of the glory of the blessed God with which I have been entrusted.
The bottom line is that in order to believe that homosexuality is a gift from God you have to rationalize and explain away every passage of scripture that clearly says it is a sin and an abomination and instead believe something that the Bible NEVER says.
People who say and believe things like this "are darkened in their understanding, alienated from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, due to their hardness of heart. They have become callous and have given themselves up to sensuality, greedy to practice every kind of impurity." (Eph 4:18-19)
The tragedy is that Christ died for homosexual sins as well as heterosexual sins. Christ is offering homosexuals a full and complete pardon and forgiveness for their sins. As the Lord said, "Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord GOD, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live?" (Ezek. 18:23) But, when satanic lies like this do their work the homosexual doesn't see himself as a wicked sinner in need of Christ's forgiveness for his homosexual sins but instead is given a false sense of hope and pride believing that homosexuality is a gift from God. When a person believes this lie, Satan has done his work by making his victim comfortable while they snub and pay no attention to God's coming judgement. Unfortunately, when Christ returns the homosexual who fell for this lie will not hear "well done thou good and faithful servant." Instead, they will hear the most terrifying words any human could ever hear from Jesus Christ, "Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels."