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Haggard Takes Another Shot at Pulpit

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Posted on Jun 6, 2010
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Haggard now says he is heterosexual and blamed his gay urges on being sexually molested as a child.

Ted Haggard, who built an evangelical empire whose influence reached all the way to the Bush White House before a gay sex scandal brought it all crashing down in 2006, is back at the pulpit at his new church in Colorado Springs. —JCL

The Guardian:

Ted Haggard is back and about to start preaching again. Haggard, once America’s leading evangelical pastor, who was brought down and removed from his own mega-church after admitting to a gay sex scandal, has set up a new ministry and will hold the first service in his new church today.

His wife, Gayle, who has stood by him throughout his troubles, will be the church’s co-pastor.

“We realised that I am a sinner and she is a saint, but that way we do have a very broad appeal,” he joked in an interview from his home in Colorado Springs, a city that has been described as the Vatican of America’s evangelical movement. “I feel we have moved past the scandal. We have forgiveness. It is a second chance,” he said.

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By BOGI666, June 9, 2010 at 5:12 am Link to this comment
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This is not even surprising because Haggard and all the other corrupt pretend christian preachers know that their congregations are fools, ready and willing to be fleeced. Ted hasn’t even claimed to be “cured” of his homoism and drug addictions. He’ll just use the claim that “god has forgiven him, so whom are you mere mortals not to forgive him for lying, stealing if god has forgiven him”. Ted has not recanted enough to his congregations to refund all their previous donations which were used for drugs and homosexual prostitutes but will continue to call his congregations of fool names and insults with arrogance and then beg for money and the fools will give him money. It’s will be seen on TV.

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By nemesis2010, June 7, 2010 at 4:17 pm Link to this comment

By purplewolf, June 6 at 8:53 pm

”What I don’t get is why these perverts wives stand by these creeps who have used them as cheap props.”

That’s an easy one… wealth and privilege.

How much wealth and privilege is there in selling used cars at Honest George’s Used Car Sales or vacuum cleaners and burial insurance door to door? Do you think Mrs. Haggard’s head needed a shoehorn-like device to get it through those church doors when Teddy was talking—reportedly weekly—to his moron friend in the White House?

Rush Limpbaugh married for the 4th time this weekend. She’s 33 years old; do you think she married him for his looks or his wealth?

Back in the day these women were called “gold-diggers.” In AmeriCorp they’re called normal.

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By squeaky jones, June 6, 2010 at 6:02 pm Link to this comment
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Haggard knows there is lots of money to be made in the god business. What pisses me off about these people, Joyce Meyers, Binny Hinn, etc. is they have gotten stinking rich with their charade, and have no problem taking money from people who are poor and really can not afford to give the money they do give. Squeaky.

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By purplewolf, June 6, 2010 at 4:53 pm Link to this comment

Hey Ted, leopards don’t change their spots and neither can you. No matter what you may say, you have what many of us with gaydar call,” The Look” and Ted, you got the look, you got the look, you got the look! Just like that song says.

The first time I ever saw a picture of you, Ted, before I heard you say a word on TV, I said you were gay. It took a while, not to long, but the truth came out in the end, no pun intended. Butt, the truth will most times come(cum)out and it shall set you free to sin again.

What I don’t get is why these perverts wives stand by these creeps who have used them as cheap props. For example, Larry Craig’s wife, numerous politicians and other public figures. These women need to grow some backbone and refuse to stand up and be humiliated by these self serving liars and let them face the music by themselves, alone.

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By nemesis2010, June 6, 2010 at 11:52 am Link to this comment

I wonder how long before he “blows” it again? Bwaaaaaaaa! Bwaaaaaaaa! smile

That cheap grace principle in Christianity means having to say you’re sorry over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again and again.

Selling insurance and used cars isn’t near as lucrative as preaching illusion to dumbed-down sheeple.

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By Peter Knopfler, June 6, 2010 at 11:46 am Link to this comment

Sexual entertaiment is a reality show, Haggard looks Tattered but WHO CARES He HAS always ONLY been in it for the MONEY, and the Honey, they go hand in hand.
Sex and church is not like separation of church and state, Since St.Paul who hated women, church has always got their dicks in the rigger. Haggard the swaggert what a waste of , and stay away from my boys and girls. Sexual predator that is addicted to public speaking, probably sings while he masterbaits. Homosexuality is a religion on to itself, get back in the closet bad boy, I SEE YOU !!

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