Friday, November 03, 2006

We'll have a gay old time

And from the "here we go again" file...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- The president of the National Association of Evangelicals resigned Thursday after accusations by a male prostitute that the pastor paid him for sex over three years.

The Rev. Ted Haggard said he also is temporarily stepping aside from the pulpit of his church in Colorado Springs pending an internal investigation by the church.

The church official who temporarily has assumed Haggard's post said late Thursday that there has been "some admission of guilt," but not to all of the allegations. He did not give any more details....

Church members who spoke with The Associated Press were stunned. "It's political, right before the elections," said longtime member Brian Boals, according to AP. Another, E.J. Cox, 25, told AP the claims are "ridiculous."
"People are always saying stuff about Pastor Ted," she told AP. "You just sort of blow it off. He's just like anyone else in the public eye."

The Rev. Ross Parsley, now the church's acting senior pastor, told reporters Thursday night that Haggard has made a partial admission after the allegations surfaced on a Denver radio station. "There has been some admission of indiscretion, not an admission to all of the material that has been discussed, but there is an admission of some guilt," said Parsley, the New Life Church associate senior pastor....

Amid the furor over the allegations, Haggard received support from another prominent religious conservative leader, James Dobson, founder of Focus on the Family, also based in Colorado Springs.

"It is unconscionable that the legitimate news media would report a rumor like this based on nothing but one man's accusation," Dobson said in a written statement issued before Haggard's leave was announced.

"Ted Haggard is a friend of mine, and it appears someone is trying to damage his reputation as a way of influencing the outcome of Tuesday's election -- especially the vote on Colorado's marriage-protection amendment, which Ted strongly supports," Dobson said.

Yeah, forget about the fact that the Christian church in America is about to take another black eye; this is all about the elections. Geez Louise.

Ted, if you are reading this, let me tell you something- you had better be telling the truth. Don't deny the story, and then admit to some unnamed "indiscretion", and then have the world find out that, in fact, the whole thing was true. Don't start blaming the "liberal media"; don't come on TV and make a tearful confession and play on people's sympathies; just tell the truth right from the start. If you are truly a follower of the Lord, who said "I am the way, the truth, and the life" (and although it isn't my place to say, I believe you are), then TELL THE FREAKING TRUTH!!!

Enough already!


Jesus i love You, but i don't understand Your wife
she wears such funny makeup and she always wants to fight
every time i turn my back she's waiting with a knife
in my world of black and gray she argues shades of white

she loves capital punishment and nuclear arms
then screams about the right to life and the grand old party's charms
she's always burning bridges even the one she's standing on
when i try to tell her she says "to You i don't belong

you always hear her make a plan and you're listening once more
i know everything Your bride's against but i don't know what she's for
so don't mistake my anger for bitterness and strife
because on bended knees i'm begging You please
Jesus talk to Your wife

Jesus i love You, but i don't understand Your wife
so please, please talk to Your wife
---Dead Artist Syndrome, "The Bride Song"


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