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Rev. Dr. J. Edwin Bacon, Jr.

The Rev. Dr. J. Edwin Bacon Jr. has been the rector of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena, California since 1995.

In 2008, he decided to officiate at same-sex weddings in California, saying, "Of course we're not going to be bigoted. Of course we're not going to be discriminatory. Let's move forward now."

 

During an appearance on Oprah in January 2009, he surprised Oprah and the audience when he responded to a question from a gay viewer by saying, "Being gay is a gift from God."

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Uploaded on June 3, 2009