Shock. Disbelief. Denial.

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    Why did I put this in Politics???
    Read the ENTIRE story to find out.

    The Rev. Ted Haggard resigned Thursday as president of the National
    Association of Evangelicals after a male escort said Haggard paid him for sex
    over a three-year period.

    Haggard, senior pastor of the 14,000-member New Life Church in Colorado
    Springs, also put himself on administrative leave from New Life while a panel
    of outside church leaders investigates the accusations.

    http://www.gazette.com/display.php?id=1326038
     
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    I saw the AP stories on this last night. Going on and on about how one of the most influencial evangelicals in America was resigning. For being one of the most influencial evangelicals, ive never heard of him. Im willing to bet most people havent. and dont think i could care even less about it.
     
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    That was my exact thought. Most influencial? WAT Da FOCK?

    I wonder how long before the ACLU or other pro-homo groups rally to his defense? Oh, they're not going to? Weird. I thought those groups would LOVE a homosexual who claimed christianity.
     
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    btw, it does look like this would be a purely political manuever, but i dont think they thought this through. if people think they are slandering their minister for political purposes its going to motivate the base thats in favor of that amendment.

    In addition, I cant help but ask a question. if the allegations are true and this minister is gay, why is he so actively opposing homosexual marriage?
     
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    Speculation:

    1st off - he was trying to deny/hide his homosexuality
    2ndly, not every homosexual supports gay marriage.


    Seems like a case of a guy who has homosexual desires, who may not have been able to control said desires, and didn't know where to turn.
     
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    I don't either but it's hard to ignore in CO.
    no1tovote4 or any other Colorado resident can tell
    you that the mud slings fast and furious during election season.
    They air some pretty harsh commercials, it's on the radio, billboards.

    I just thought it might be interesting to talk about.
     
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    I see this was moved to Religion/Ethics.
    My bad, I thought it would be interesting to put in Politics.
     
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    Yawn. Another hypocrite. Why am I not surprised? It is just another reason why I just can’t trust Christianity. If these self-righteous preachers really truly believe in peace, love, and joy in an eternal afterlife in heaven, the why the hell do they even come close to engaging in such behavior? It is simply not real. This reminds me of Jimmy Swaggart (caught twice fraternizing with a prostitute), Jim Baker (paying off another woman to keep silent about an affair while over-booking is cozy Amusement park and air-conditioned dog house. I know that even “saved” people sin but come on. These popular preachers who supposedly believe the Bible and lead people should accept a high standard for themselves. I’m not a Christian but I don’t commit near the atrocities and cruel things that these people do – the lies, adultery, thievery, etc.
     
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    I saw this story Thursday night before I went to bed. I didn't post anything because I didn't care enough about this person I've never heard of. But Neil Patrick Harris is gay.
     
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    ***yawn*** Just one more nimrod who wants to let the actions of some fringe-element freak speak for a whole religion.

    Let me repeat for your edification what has already been said: WHO? Never heard of the guy.
     

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