ted haggard

Iz just kidding bout teh butt secks! lulz!

So Ted Haggard—former president of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of a right-wing megachurch in Colorado Springs, Colorado—had a long-standing affair with a gay prostitute and smoked crystal meth. This was back in 2006. He resigned from his leadership positions and publicly apologized for his “sinful behavior.”

Now, Haggard is working on building up a new church which is, yet again, in Colorado Springs, CO. “In a July 2010 interview he gave to CNN, Haggard claims that his feelings of sexual attraction to other men have miraculously disappeared. Haggard now portrays his encounter with the prostitute as a massage that went awry (wikipedia).” That was one long-term massage, Mr. Haggard!

After changing his story, now Haggard claims he “over-apologized”:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rK1JigaEwCQ

It seems to me that Haggard may be back-peddling to make his sin sound less awful than he previously admitted it really was.  Perhaps he’s trying to justify his right to preach morality and righteousness. Perhaps he’s downgrading from “horrible sin” to “street cred”. Check out this article on his return to the pulpit where he explains how his public sin has become a great thing for his church.

Oh, what a guy.

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3 thoughts on “Ted Haggard “Over-Repented?””

Kai · August 1, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Hm. I have a problem with massages going awry. It’s completely understandable. And also loads of fun. I never apologize!

NotSoMightyGod · March 1, 2011 at 9:44 am

Dan Dennet has done some interesting work on non-believing clergy. One of the sentiments that a majority of them express is dismay as to what else they can do with their lives. Many of them have no other marketable skills. I’m sure that Haggard has found himself in a veritable gilded cage.

Besides, he might actually believe what he’s preaching and see’s no other way to ‘get right’. Pathetic actually. Like a Shakespearean tragedy.

Know thyself, Ted Haggard…

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