Thursday, November 02, 2006

rocky mountain hypocrisy

Usually I space out my blog entries, but this was far too delicious not to comment upon: Ted Haggard, President of the National Association of Evangelicals and pastor of the Colorado Springs megachurch New Life Church, was alleged today in a Denver Post/KUSA-9 story to have had a 3-year relationship with a male prostitute. Of course, Haggard denies all charges. Despite preaching homosexuality is a sin, he has been paying a man named Mike Jones for sex for the past 3 years. Jones also claims Haggard used crystal meth in his presence numerous times before engagin in their 'sexual business' relations. Haggard was in Richard Dawkins' documentary on religion called The Root of All Evil, telling Dawkins he was 'arrogant' for claiming there was no God. He also was the leader in the successful fight for an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Colorado constitution and recently made TIME magazine's list of the 25 most influential evangelicals in the country. Haggard is married with five children. The 48 year old former Indiana farmboy has a weekly conference call with the President and claims he has 'direct access' to Bush. No doubt they will have alot to discuss this week.

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