>Why does it keep turning out that the folks who are the most anti-gay or anti-pedophile are neither?
The leader of the 30 million-member National Association of Evangelicals, a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, resigned Thursday after being accused of paying for sex with a man in monthly trysts over the past three years.
The Rev. Ted Haggard, a married father of five who has been called one of the most influential evangelical Christians in the nation, denied the allegations.
“Denied the allegations“? Then why the heck did he step down? If he was innocent, he would fight tooth-and-nail, knowing that God and his faith were on his side. People only step down when they know some sh*t is about to hit the fan.
The allegations come as voters in Colorado and seven other states get ready to decide Tuesday on amendments banning gay marriage.
Mike Jones, 49, of Denver told The Associated Press he decided to go public with his allegations because of the political fight. Jones, who said he is gay, said he was upset when he discovered Haggard and the New Life Church had publicly opposed same-sex marriage.
“It made me angry that here’s someone preaching about gay marriage and going behind the scenes having gay sex,” said Jones, who added that he isn’t working for any political group.
Jones, whose allegations were first aired on KHOW-AM radio in Denver, claimed Haggard paid him to have sex nearly every month over three years. Jones also said Haggard snorted methamphetamine before their sexual encounters to heighten his experience.
It’s always the holiest rollers and the ones who seem most steadfast and loyal who’ve got something to hide. It’s almost becoming predictable now. In the movie The Godfather…
…Don Corleone (Marlon Brando) tells Michael (Al Pacino)—his son and heir apparent (actually, he was the heir unapparent until he turned out to be the baddest mofo of all)—that the one who comes to tell him about the meeting with Barzini will be the betrayer. One of Don Corleone’s very own men, Tessio (played by Abe Vigoda), is the one who tells Michael about the meeting…
…Mark Foley, former New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey, and more are all Tessios, only they make more noise. They come a-running to us warning that they’re fighting for morality and what’s biblically right, meanwhile they’re doing all manner of things—the very things they claim to abhor—behind closed doors.
Remember people, sometimes the ones who raise the most hell about things…DING!! DING!! DING!! DING!! DING!! They’re the ones!!!
*Why is it, in almost all instances, these holier-than-thou hellraisers are men?