Conservative Minister Resigns in Yet Another Scandal
Posted Nov 3rd 2006 9:04AM by Phil Bailey
"...The latest in the line is Ted Haggard, the leader of the National Evangelical Association. This is a guy who gets to talk with President Bush every Monday morning no less. Now he's resigned because it turns out he's been paying for drugs and sex with a guy for three years. It's surreal."
Comments from Readers:2.Leslie at 10:20AM on Nov 3rd 2006. " I'd jump on the bandwagon and agree 100% that the guy is slime, except for the timing. If this wasn't politically motivated, this wouldn't be front page news a few days before the polls open. Given that this guy is leading the charge against gay marriage over there, dealing with such a 'relevant' scandal in the final days before voting will definitely divert his attention elsewhere... I am definitely sick of the tabloid crap that has morphed into headline news these days. Scandal is becoming so old hat (and so overreported) that it is losing its shock value. It has deteriorated to the point IMO that as soon as a scandal is revealed somewhere, I just wait for the affected side to reveal an equally damning scandal against the other side. It is ridiculous, but some people thrive on this stuff (and it actually sways their VOTE). God help us all..."
7.Milton Delgado-Veteran/Latino/Christian/Gay at 10:37AM on Nov 3rd 2006. "Too many times religion is used to promote hate and even crimes. This form of hypocrisy is sad; it disparages both the church and the LGBT community. Regardless of what you think about either community, neither should be generalized as drug-taking, sex crazed, liars. There are great Christians and YES, gay people in this world, and believe it or not there are some great people that are members of both communities. Rev. Haggard is just not one of them!"
8. Nadia at 10:42AM on Nov 3rd 2006. "The Ted Haggard, James Dobson, Pat Robertson, Jack Hayford, (etc.) types make me nervous. They feed on power and control of the masses using the guise of religious zealotry to do so. Mixing politics and faith is extremely dangerous, as the Crusades, the Inquisition, and modern Terrorism have proved. Scandals such as the Haggard one are simply a glimpse of what truly goes on behind the scenes of many so-called ministries. Wake up, people!"
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