Grant Haas, the man paid hush money by New Life Church who decided to came forward to disclose more sordid tales about Ted Haggard's extramarital man-on-man sexual activities will be in the Mike Signorile show today at 3PM EST. As Pam said, you won't want to miss this (I will post audio once it's available).
Off topic: I first read about the Vatican's 'recommunicating' of several Holocaust denying bishops last week on this website. Now it's a big story in the world media. Wayne saw the importance of the story before the rest of the MSM. Of course the 'holy father' is denying that he was aware of this when he reversed their excommunication. BULLSHIT! I'm glad to hear the biggest outcry has come from Germany. Pope Maledicta is just reopening old wounds.
"Gossipy geek" and "FAT Pam"!? Such hateful name calling is so unchristian of you jojo; but typical of the religious right. Revealing the lurid hypocrisy of these phoneys is never a waste of time and prop H8 passed because we were outspent by christofacsists who can easily influence the ignorant. It was no surprise polls showed the more educated a voter was, the more likely they were to vote NO on H8.
posted by gary, at
2/05/2009 10:06 AM
Joey777, why are you threatened by people who have disclosed the hidden homosexuality of others?
posted by Chris L., at
2/05/2009 10:43 AM
I know this is off topic, but Iceland just chose the world's first openly queer head of state. I'm doing a happy dance.
posted by libhom, at
2/05/2009 8:58 PM
Please don't respond to Joey777 when he appears. He's been banned and it'll be a short period before his comment is deleted.
posted by Priya Lynn, at
2/06/2009 5:26 PM
Totally surreal. And just when I thought I couldn't be surprised.
I mean, I knew there was hypocrisy going on. But imagining Haggard just standing there with another guy gawking at boys changing and openly joking about it - or Haggard showing people naked pictures of the boys in his office and laughing about it. It is insane. Just fucking insane.
I guess I expected him to be a bit more... discrete? Scared to discuss it? Terrified of anyone finding out?
It doesn't even seem like he was that full of shame. It doesn't even seem like he was in the closet, at least not the kind of closet gay people are generally trapped in, afraid of anyone else finding out.
I'm... I'm just sort of confused and blown away by this.
I think if I knew he was actually suffering in some way, gay and afraid of anyone finding out, then maybe I could have some sort of pity for Ted Haggard. But if this kid is telling the truth, then I have no - absolutely no - sympathy at all. If this is true then Haggard is a sick predator.
Update on Israel and Gaza please. Not this closet quack we are talking to death over and over and over again. Since the US monster went out to pasture and his life of luxury back in Texas, there has been little word of the latest murderous rampage. I only mention it because you posted an opinion a few weeks back.
posted by mail, at
2/08/2009 10:46 AM
How amusing: 'The Trials of Ted Haggard' could possibly evolve into 'THE TRIALS of Ted Haggard'.
I hope more young men come forward, and send this snake to prison for all I care.
This should give everyone the grand picture of the "ex-gay movement" as a whole: sissies with a bible in hand, being paid to check out teenybopper boys and "cure" them from homosexuality.
posted by Scott, at
2/08/2009 10:47 PM