USA: Bush supporter Ted Haggard’s denial defence breaks down

Bush and marriage, cartoonIn the USA, the “Reverend” religious fundamentalist Ted Haggard is a key Republican supporter.

Without him (and without electoral fraud) George W Bush would not be in the White House now.

Gay bashing is a trademark of Haggard’s extremist religious politics.

Recently, a gay prostitute (no, not ‘Jeff Gannon‘) said Haggard was his sexual partner.

At first, Haggard was in denial on this, though he admitted he was on drugs.

Now, Haggard has admitted “I am a deceiver and a liar”. His church has dismissed him.

It reminds one of Sinclair Lewis‘ novel on the ‘Reverend’ Elmer Gantry (the issues were heterosexual prostitution and alcohol then).

It is to be hoped that Haggard’s pal, George W Bush, will very soon admit “I am a deceiver and a liar” on the Iraq war and so many other subjects.

From the Huffington Post:

Let’s face it: the Bush administration is sick. The fall of Ted Haggard is just the latest manifestation of the central disease of President Bush and his cohorts: the pathological refusal to accept reality, and the delusion that reality can be changed by rhetoric.

Hear song about Ted Haggard: here.

Update on Haggard, March 2007: here.

Gay bashing gay prostitute “Jeff Gannon” and Bible thumpers: here.

A review of US philosopher Daniel Dennett‘s critique of religion: here.

Gay Republicans, Bush administration and Foley affair; cartoon

Bush administration and its supporters; cartoon

Haggard now 'ex' gay, cartoon by Mikhaela

8 thoughts on “USA: Bush supporter Ted Haggard’s denial defence breaks down

  1. Did Rev. Paul Barnes eat Soy?
    Posted by: “” citizen27106
    Tue Dec 12, 2006 8:55 pm (PST)
    Did Rev. Paul Barnes eat Soy?
    By: John Amato @ 1:30 PM – PST

    The senior pastor of a suburban Denver evangelical church resigned Sunday after admitting to having had sexual relations with men. The move apparently came after the pastor was confronted by another minister in his church who had been alerted by an anonymous caller, The Denver Post reported. The resignation of the pastor, the Rev. Paul Barnes, from the pulpit of the 2,100-member Grace Chapel megachurch in Englewood came by way of a tearful, 32-minute videotaped address to his congregation…

    It’s gotta be the soy. I’m telling all the great and wonderful religious leaders of our land to stop eating soy now—while you still have your congregations left.


  2. Rev. Haggard “Cured” of Homosexuality
    Posted by: “bigraccoon” redwoodsaurus
    Tue Feb 13, 2007 11:41 pm (PST)
    Rev. Haggard “Cured” of Homosexuality

    Feb 10, 2007

    Glory, hallelujah! The Rev. Ted Haggard has been cured.

    Cured of what? Cured of his homosexuality.

    And it only took three weeks. Truly a miracle.

    If you recall, Haggard quit as president of the National
    Association of Evangelicals last year amid accusations he’d had
    an affair with Mike Jones, a male prostitute, and he sometimes
    used methamphetamines.

    This week, Haggard told friends he plans to leave his home in
    Colorado Springs, Colorado, and move somewhere “affordable”,
    either Missouri or Iowa.

    Declaring himself “completely heterosexual” he said he and his
    wife planned to pursue (online) psychology degrees.

    The Rev. James Dobson, who piled up a fortune focusing on the
    family, made the preacher’s redemption his personal project.

    Although Dobson said he’d be too busy to do the reclaiming
    himself, he organized a team of experts to do it.

    Now, according to the Rev. Tim Ralph, the job is done.

    “He is completely heterosexual”, Ralph said this week.

    No one has said what the percentage of heterosexuality vs.
    homosexuality were when the counseling started: 50-50? 70-30?

    How do you figure that, anyway? Whatever they were, it’s 100
    percent now.

    We also don’t know how they did it. Jon Stewart, host of THE
    DAILY SHOW, suggested they might have used the same method your
    father used when he caught you smoking a cigarette: Make you
    smoke the whole carton.

    To quote THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS: “If you believe that, we have
    a bridge over de NIle to sell you.”


  3. Pastor In Gay Sex Scandal Pleads For Cash
    Posted by: “bigraccoon” redwoodsaurus
    Sun Aug 26, 2007 4:58 am (PST)
    Pastor In Gay Sex Scandal Pleads For Cash

    Associated Press

    August 25, 2007

    The Rev. Ted Haggard, who left the megachurch he founded
    after admitting to “sexual immorality,” has asked supporters
    for financial assistance while he and his wife pursue their

    The former New Life Church pastor plans to seek a master’s
    degree in counseling at the University of Phoenix while his
    wife studies psychology, he said in an e-mail sent this week
    to KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.

    The couple and two of their sons planned to move Oct. 1 to
    the Phoenix Dream Center, a faith-based halfway house in
    Phoenix, where Haggard and his wife would provide
    counseling, the e-mail said.

    “It looks as though it will take two years for us to have
    adequate earning power again, so we are looking for people
    who will help us monthly for two years,” the e-mail said.
    “During that time we will continue as full-time students, and
    then, when I graduate, we won’t need outside support any

    Haggard left the 10,000-member New Life Church late last
    year and resigned as head of the National Association of
    Evangelicals after a former male escort accused Haggard of
    paying him for sex.

    Mike Ware, an overseer for New Life Church, told The
    Gazette of Colorado Springs on Friday that it was premature
    of Haggard to release the statement without first consulting
    the overseers.

    A New Life spokesman did not immediately return a phone
    message left late Friday by The Associated Press.

    Haggard received a salary of $115,000 for the 10 months he
    worked in 2006 and an $85,000 anniversary bonus before
    the scandal broke, The Gazette reported. Haggard’s
    severance package included a year’s salary of $138,000,
    and he collects royalties on his book titles, the newspaper

    El Paso County records show Haggard’s home, which has
    been up for sale, has a market value of $715,051.


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