Sunday, November 05, 2006

Ted Haggard, religious guy, turns out to be a total fucking hypocrite

Surprise, surprise.

Haggard, seen here trying to strangle God, was one of the nation's leading religious nutjobs. He was the president of the National Association of Evangelicals (representing 30 million people) until it turned out he was having gay sex with a male hooker while snorting meth. Haggard initially claimed that he had bought the meth with no intention of using it, to which millions of meth addicts replied, "Riiiiiiight, buddy. Suuuure."

Well, now he has been fired. And he's even resigned from his own New Life Church in Colorado. What, do the Evangelicals have a little rule about gay sex or something?

It doesn't matter to me that he's as gay as a spring parade. What bothers me is that Ted Haggard has preached against homosexuality for years, saying it was a sin, and taking a firm stand against gay marriage... meanwhile he was getting his balls licked by some male prostitute named Mike Jones once a month.

Haggard's sickening hypocrisy was actually what got the better of him. His fuck-buddy-for-hire ratted him out because he grew tired of getting Ted off one day and watching him preach about the evils of homosexuality the next.

Now Haggard has admitted, "I am a deceiver and a liar." Well, I for one am refreshed by his honesty (about being a liar). Most religious scumbags lie continually and refuse to admit that they are deceptive sacks of shit, so it's nice to hear Ted come to grips with his problem. (The problem: being a liar. Who gives a fuck if he's as gay as Gore Vidal?) Of course, once you admit that you're a liar you can never really be trusted again. So that kind of sucks for him. He went from "trusted religious leader" to "lying, drug-abusing fag" in one week. Tough week.

So, here's a question for y'all: When are you gonna stop believing these self-righteous assholes? They continually turn out to be fuckheads and hypocrites. They always attack the same people (gays, women, minorities) in order to gain power for themselves. When are y'all gonna wake up and figure this scam out? I guess it's as old as humanity and there's a sucker born every minute, but I still have hope that people will figure out that their religious leaders (especially the ones at the top) are far more immoral than the people they accuse of immorality.

That doesn't mean you can't believe in God or have a community of believers. But you have to be aware that the most ambitious and most charismatic people are also the ones most likely to be in league with the devil, as it were. To a person driven to succeed at any cost a few lies on the way to the top are well worth the price. And maybe that's okay in business (is it?), but that's an extremely toxic outlook in the religious sphere. A few lies are NOT okay. In fact your whole job is to tell the truth!

I would suggest that the "sheep" in Ted's flock learn how to read and pick up a Bible for themselves rather than letting sick men like Haggard interpret it for you. Make up your own mind about the purpose of life on Earth. Nobody knows for sure, so you can't just abdicate your responsibilty and throw your trust in men like Ted and expect it to be okay. The only way to be sure is to cut your own path.

Oh, and for what it's worth, I don't think Ted "Gay Druggy" Haggard is correct about homosexuals. Although he obviously knows more about gay sex and the Bible than me, I still think my limited knowledge is sufficient to come to a better conclusion on the issue. Personally, I don't remember Jesus saying, "Love your neighbor...unless he's a fag." Nope, I'm pretty sure Jesus told us to love everyone...and leave the judging to the guy upstairs.

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5 sick little monkeys said:

Blogger Dan McGowan screeched...

feel better?

05 November, 2006 20:59  
Blogger Vemrion screeched...

Yes. Thanks. Hypocrites being exposed always puts me in a cheery mood. Don't you enjoy it when there's more light in the world, when the forces of darkness have taken a mighty blow?

In this case, that might be quite the double entendre.

05 November, 2006 21:50  
Blogger TJ screeched...

Very nice.

Religious hypocrites succeed very easily. They often have a nearly mindless flock of sheep following them. People are so desperate to believe in something that will put their faith in a corrupt person.


Oh, and you are wrong. That look of rapture on Haggard's face is not the expression of someone trying to strangle god. He's just showing off his favorite pose with male prostitutes.

Oof. I almost feel bad about that cheap shot.

But not quite.

08 November, 2006 16:44  
Anonymous Anonymous screeched...

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28 November, 2006 19:00  
Blogger Vemrion screeched...

anon: that sucks! Sorry to hear about that. I've suspected that this blog might've been harvested by some spam-combine.

I hope you were drawn here by the witty turns of phrase and not by a burning lust for bloody revenge. :)

28 November, 2006 20:03  

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