Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ted Haggard's Not Gay

In what might be the most astonishing story of this political season Ted Haggard is being accused of having a 3 year affair with a male prostitute.

Haggard who is (or I guess more accurately WAS) the President of the National Association of Evangelicals and head pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs was accused by a former male prostitute of both having a gay affair and using methamphetamines while they were together. The man said that he didn't know who Haggard really was until one day he saw him on TV (preaching at New Life) and speaking against gay marriage (which just happens to be on the ballot this coming Tuesday), and was so hurt by this fact that he decided to come forward with these "facts."

In light of these allegations Haggard decided to step down as president of the NAE and step aside as the senior pastor of New Life while the churches internal investigation takes place.

Oh... and by the way Haggard completely denies this whole thing (and James Dobson believes him).

I'm not sure what I think about this. There have been countless occasions when a public figure has spoken out strongly against something only to be knee deep in that something (see the Foley Scandal) but it also seems quite convenient that this story would break FIVE days before the midterm elections. The whole thing just seems so surreal.

(There's more to say but I'll let you say it so I don't get in trouble)

4 Comments:

At 11/03/2006 9:14 AM, Blogger Andy said...

This is from the updated cnn story... things are getting more and more spicy...

The church official who temporarily has assumed Haggard's post said late Thursday that there has been "some admission of guilt," but not to all of the allegations. He did not give any more details.

 
At 11/03/2006 3:29 PM, Blogger Liza said...

hell's bells. ted's in trouble, folks, right here in river city. yes, there are more potencies rising to the surface all the time-- today teddy admitted to buying meth from the dude. I've been tracking it over on my blog too; I've got the AP story about it there.

 
At 11/03/2006 6:28 PM, Anonymous Ryan Hansen said...

oh but he most certainly is...

 
At 11/03/2006 7:54 PM, Blogger Dusty said...

I think Ryan is right. I think this is going to all turn out bigger than we know right now...

 

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