Pastor Ted Haggard, leader of one of the largest megachurches in the country, preacher of fundamentalism, hater of gays, minor star of Richard Dawkins’ Root of All Evil documentary, has spent the past three years (allegedly) paying another man to have sex with him. Don’t you LOVE it when that happens?
Haggard was pure creepy weirdo on Root of All Evil, as he treated Dawkins like a poor deluded barbarian and told him to not be so arrogant. Few people could watch that clip and not feel instant loathing for him, and the more you know about his screwed up belief system the more you’ll hate him. His hatred of homosexuals is (supposedly) just what made his paid escort decide to step forward. Hee-larious!
Check out this news footage of a voice recognition expert matching up Ted to messages left on the escort’s voice mail. My favorite Ted quote, describing what the Church should do to him if it sees fit:
Discipline me if I need to be disciplined . . .
I just KNEW he’d be a sub.
Here’s some more video fun to fill your Friday: Ted talking to Barbara Walters! It’s very telling – he points out that he was once sexually active with a girlfriend until “Jesus touched [him].” Aha! Jesus turned Ted gay!
Special thanks to Scott for the links!
Mouseover photo to see transcript of what he is saying, my interpretation. Other interpretations received from friends:
“I think it’s kind of an eeeeuurrrrr-type sound.”
Please feel free to add your own.