What is it with people who are so ashamed of their own behavior, they try to criminalize it for everyone else? Reverend Haggard, you should have paid more attention in Sunday school: if you refer to Matthew 7:3, “And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?”
Ted Haggard, who, while being interviewed for “The Root of All Evil,” freaked out and chased Richard Dawkins out of his office, now has an even bigger problem: Haggard joins Jimmy Swaggart, Jim Bakker, and a long line of evangelical hypocrites going all the way back to Billy James Hargis, as the newest inductee into the gay-bashing-evangelical-sex-scandal hall of shame:
(CNN) — The president of the National Association of Evangelicals resigned Thursday after denying an accusation by a male prostitute that the pastor paid him for sex over three years.
The Rev. Ted Haggard said he is also temporarily stepping aside from the pulpit of his church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pending an internal investigation by the church.
The allegations were made Tuesday and Wednesday on Denver radio station KHOW by Mike Jones, who said he was a male prostitute and had a three-year sexual relationship with Haggard, with the last tryst occurring in August. He also said Haggard used methamphetamine during their encounters.
Colorado is one of eight states where voters will consider bans on same-sex marriage in Tuesday’s elections, and Haggard has been a supporter of the measure.
Jones said he learned Art’s identity when he saw him on television four months ago. Jones said he became upset when he learned that Haggard’s church supported the proposed state constitutional amendment.
“I cried many nights; I got sick tormenting myself about whether I should do this,” he said. “I finally had to come to peace with myself. … I had to do the moral thing.”
James Dobson and all the other gay-bashers are so upset. But they can’t hide from their own tendencies: Scientific evidence shows the homophobes are actually the most physically aroused by male erotica. It’s kind of an occupational hazard of bigotry, I guess.
Dobson, a word to the wise–better keep it in your pants.
“Methinks thou dost protest too much.”
Nothing more appropriate has ever been said about folks like Ted Haggard. Some of the most rabid homophobes seem to be simply denying natural tendencies within themselves… such is our twisted sexual culture, where it’s somehow ‘wrong’ to be sexually fulfilled.
Olly, it’s really funny. My experience with this goes back to when I was a child. My dad actually was friends with Billy James Hargis. When I was about 7 or 8, he took me to visit the Christian Crusade ministries in Oklahoma City. We sat and talked with Hargis for a while, and he gave us a tour of his whole operation (which was gigantic).
Then a couple of years later, in about 1974, the scandal broke. It’s one of the funniest in evangelist-scandal history: A pair of christian newlyweds confessed to each other that they were not virgins. When they asked each other who they’d had sex with before, they BOTH said “Billy James Hargis”…lol
Needless to say, they weren’t the only ones he’d had sex with, and Hargis was quickly disgraced.
Now we’ve got Haggard, who since the story broke has now admitted to some of the charges. In nearly every case where someone holds an extreme position, it’s a sign they are wrestling internally with the shadow of its opposite.
I would suggest that individuals who take extreme positions aren’t wrestling at all internally. That’s what people like you and I do when we perceive our projections. People like Dobson et al, are in complete harmony with the devil they have identified with, to the point where it eclipses any conscience or self awareness, swallowing them whole.
You know, the timing of these events couldn’t be more perfect right before the elections. Lets applaud them all and their blind ignorance for serving the cause of geater consciousness!
I finally read this post, which I didn’t see before; so many hypocritical people are coming out of the woodwork. Thats a good thing! Thanks Sean for telling me like it is. I know you are truly passionate and on your mission. Best to you always!