No, bread is not bad for you. Just make sure it fits into your calorie requirements for whatever your goals happen to be. Your friend is just demonizing bread without any solid facts.
I WOULD avoid white bread and stick to more whole wheat or multigrain style breads though. White breads are generally devoid of any significant nutrients minus calories.
Oh, and according to the bible, Ezekiel style bread is made with human feces. Enjoy.