Thursday, May 17, 2007

But, God told me to take crystal meth ride rent boys...

Great bit in The Independent today on the top ten current 'God Squad' done a FAQ style this was priceless:

Ted Haggard
Who is he?
Founder of New Life Church in Colorado Springs and former leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, with unusually good access to the Bush White House. These days, though, he is Exhibit A for the hypocrisy of the evangelical movement.
What's his style?
In public, bog-standard gay-bashing, family values-spouting fundamentalism. In private, snorting crystal meth and fantasising about all-male gang-bangs.
How does he keep the faithful in line?
These days, with great difficulty. On the eve of the November 2006 elections, a gay prostitute went public detailing three years of sexual encounters with the married preacher. First Haggard denied it, then admitted it.
Juicy scandal?
It doesn't get juicier. The prostitute, Mike Jones, said he came forward when he found out the true identity of his client, as he was enraged by his hypocrisy. After several days of denials, Haggard issued a statement saying: "I am a deceiver and a liar. There is a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I've been warring against it all of my adult life."

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