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Sunday, November 05, 2006

 

Another "Holier than thou" bites the dust


For Rev. Ted Haggard, no more conference calls with the White House

"Agreed to resign"! Did he have a choice ? A clear example of the saying "Hoisted by his own petard". It does not matter how they try to spin it, the once powerful Rev. Haggard will soon disappear into oblivion. Once the sordid details began to come out, the New Life Church of Colorado Springs,CO, sought a quick end by kicking Haggard out. There must be panic among others like him who preach about hell and damnation from the pulpits. But that is a common situation with hypocrites, especially when it comes to their sex lives. Not easy to maintain the hollow facade. Think of their miserable existence; always afraid of exposure and yet keeping up a front by their anti-gay, anti-abortion rants. No wonder Rev. Haggard bought methamphetamine.

Rev. Haggard is not going to be back as president of National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) either.

CNN:
"COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Nov.4,2006 - The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed Saturday to resign as leader of the megachurch he started in his basement more than 20 years ago after its independent investigative board said he was guilty of "sexually immoral conduct."



On Friday, the White House sought to downplay Haggard's influence within the administration. Spokesman Tony Fratto told reporters Friday that it was inaccurate to portray him as being close to the White House, insisting Haggard was only an occasional participant in weekly conference calls between West Wing staff and leading evangelicals. "He has been on a couple of calls," Fratto said. "He's been to the White House one or two times."Last year, Time -- citing Haggard's White House access -- put him on its list of the nation's 25 most influential evangelicals. (Time.com articleexternal link)



End of Republican dominance?

Headline of the report by Dan Balz and David Broder reads: "Democrats, on the Offensive, Could Gain Both Houses". Both houses! That would be something to celebrate but I would be happy if they succeed in taking the House. We can set our eyes on the Senate and the White House in 2008.
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