Thursday, November 02, 2006

Ted Pays for It

Oh will the hypocrisy of the far right wing evangelical "Christians" ever end?? Now it seems that evangelist Ted Haggard an out spoken proponent of a proposed amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Colorado, has stepped down from the ministry of his church and resigned from the National Association of Evangelicals after a male escort alleged he had a three year gay affair with Haggard.

But while Haggard denies having a gay affair, the man who alleges the pastor paid him for sex is sticking by his statements. The paid "Escort" broke his story on TV and then repeated them on a Denver talk radio show Thursday. He defined his relationship with Haggard as a "sexual business relationship". The escort was motivated by Haggard's support of an initiative from the hyper-right "Focus on the Family" group to ban Gay Marriage and his opposition to a proposal to allow civil unions. "People may look at me and think what I've done is immoral, but I think I had to do the moral thing in my mind and that is expose someone who is preaching one thing and doing the opposite behind everybody's back". The escort states he had gay sex with Haggard and also had voice mails and a letter from him.

Focus on the Family Nazi James Dobson defended Haggard:

"It is unconscionable that the legitimate news media would report a rumor like this based on nothing but one man's accusation.."

So why did Haggard immediately resign, Jimmy? Guilt??? This can't set well with GW, Haggard supposedly talks to Bush frequently. Haggard has bragged that the only disagreement between himself and the leader of the Western world is automotive: Bush drives a Ford pickup, whereas he prefers a Chevy. Good god, we are doomed if this is our "leadership".

Will be interesting to watch over the coming days.

By the way, the male escort is no kid, he is supposedly 49yrs old.

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