Saturday, November 04, 2006

Rev. Haggard, Patron Saint of Prostitute/Drug Dealers

According to Catherine Tsai of the Associated Press, as posted to the Seattle Times online, "The Rev. Ted Haggard said Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a male prostitute. But the influential Christian evangelist insisted he threw the drugs away and never had sex with the man."

Ministry by allowing others to give you a massage. I'm up for that sort of evangelism, how about you?

This is such a hot story, even Aljazeera.net has it covered.

And a visit to Haggard's church notes that they have a "Thou Shalt Laugh" night coming up. Boy howdy, are they gonna need it.

2 comments:

Candace said...

And the "Overseers" at the church invited Haggard to leave his position. Where were these "Overseers" when Haggard needed overseeing? Or maybe that should be "Overlookers".

susansinclair said...

I have a colleague who once worked for a megachurch (and quickly grew dissatisfied with that version of religion)--I'm looking forward to chatting with him about this...may have to buy him a cup of tea...