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Old 01-28-09, 04:16 PM
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Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

15 minutes in and he's already said that he had sex with a male friend in 7th grade and was molested in 2nd grade by one of his father's friends. He also still has "sexual thoughts" about men.

He claims that he is not gay but is heterosexual with homosexual tendencies.

- Uh, ok. I'm a vegetarian with meat-eating tendencies.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

I'm a fish with air breathing tendencies.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

This guy is a fucking nut.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

Did he get concussion when he fell? Maybe he should see a Doctor - or at least stay away from strenuous exercise for a while.
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This guy is a fucking nut.
He is the poster child for the damage that the religious right can do to a confused child.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

I feel sorry for him but he's caused many people pain. He's one fucked up individual.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

He appears briefly in the documentary Jesus Camp, which was shot shortly before his meth/male prostitute downfall. The man is clearly a raving loon, but at the time he was a raving loon with a fairly large following.

SCARY but then again I'm an atheist so it doesn't bother me all that much.

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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

At the time he thought it was demons controlling him. He figured if he prayed hard enough the demons would leave.

Now he believes that it is part of him but he can choose to not act on the "inclinations" and therefore won't be gay. He can choose not to be gay.

Oprah tersely responded with "I don't agree with you.... You are denying who you are."

He believes that he is a "heterosexual with issues".

His wife is clinging to the belief that he can be heterosexual.


I think it is clear that he has not learned anything.
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So another scumbag is pulling a 'Swaggart' huh?

The pathetic thing is... it will work.

Swaggart has had a huge 'ministry' again for many years now, money rolling in.

This Haggard creep will probably be back 'on top' again too soon.

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This Haggard creep will probably be back 'on top' again too probably.
Eh. He's definitely a bottom.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

What is up with these "straight", married gays? I think we're 20% of the population if you count them!
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Now he believes that it is part of him but he can choose to not act on the "inclinations" and therefore won't be gay. He can choose not to be gay.
If I choose not to act on my attraction to other men, I am still gay since I'm sexually attracted to the same sex.
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If I choose not to act on my attraction to other men, I am still gay since I'm sexually attracted to the same sex.
Why not let each person decide? I don't know your inclinations just like we don't his.

I'll say I'm attracted to certain married women, I try not to act on them...
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

there's some Showtime special coming out on him (insert joke here). He is indeed, disturbed....but then again which one of these evangelical preachers isn't?
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there's some Showtime special coming out on him (insert joke here). He is indeed, disturbed....but then again which one of these evangelical preachers isn't?
Here's some insight on it for those who are open minded enough to want some substantive info. Or we can just go on with our preconceived notions....

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/.../104-31.0.html

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Originally Posted by Pistol Pete View Post
He is the poster child for the damage that the religious right can do to a confused child.
Or poster child what the liberal left's gay lifestyle can do to a christain child.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

Holy shit, you can't be serious!?!
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

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Why not let each person decide? I don't know your inclinations just like we don't his.
I was speaking about myself.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

Originally Posted by Pistol Pete View Post
He claims that he is not gay but is heterosexual with homosexual tendencies.
Any closeted men in his flock can therefore identify with him. None of them are gay either, ofcourse.
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Or poster child what the liberal left's gay lifestyle can do to a christain child.
Sister, I know you just didn't type that. Paging the 21st century...
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I was speaking about myself.
Not as I read it ...you responded to Pete by claiming you (but implying anyone and everyone) are still gay even if you don't act on it. Or do you not hold everyone to this? If so, my mistake.
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Or poster child what the liberal left's gay lifestyle can do to a christain child.
I'm a liberal left gay guy and I have never done hard drugs, gone to male prostitutes for sex, or been sexually promiscuous. Plus, I consider myself a Christian child.
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Not as I read it ...you responded to Pete by claiming you (but implying anyone and everyone) are still gay even if you don't act on it. Or do you not hold everyone to this? If so, my mistake.
Sorry for the confusion. I meant me but I can see how my post could read both ways. Each person is different and has his/her own story/experiences.
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Re: Fallen Preacher Ted Haggard on Oprah

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I'm a liberal left gay guy and I have never done hard drugs, gone to male prostitutes for sex, or been sexually promiscuous. Plus, I consider myself a Christian child.

Well, clearly you don't know how to be gay.
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Well, clearly you don't know how to be gay.
Hear, hear! Where are my pills?

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