Nov 3, 2006

Evangelical Pastor Admits Meth, Massage, But Denies Sex

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Evangelist Ted Haggard Left: Evangelist Ted Haggard

(Colorado Springs, CO) Evangelical leader Ted Haggard admitted Friday that he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a gay prostitute who went public with charges that the outspoken gay marriage opponent engaged in a 3-year homosexual affair.

Speaking to reporters outside his home, Haggard denied the sex allegations but acknowledged that he did buy meth from the man because he was curious.

"I bought it for myself but never used it," Haggard said. "I was tempted, but I never used it."

R-i-i-i-i-ight.

This rings even more hollow than Bill Clinton's "I didn't inhale" disclaimer, especially given the fact that 49-year-old male prostitute Mike Jones has multiple taped messages from Haggard making arrangements to pick up the "stuff."

-year-old male prostitute Mike JonesLeft: Male prostitute Mike Jones

And let's face it - $100 to $200 worth of crystal meth is hardly "experimentation," as Haggard claims - this is enough crank to keep a regular user wired for a couple of days, or be one hell of a bender for a recreational user.

I also suspect that we are only seeing the proverbial tip of the iceberg (pun fully intended), as there will likely be other men and other meth dealers involved. I wouldn't be surprised if Haggard has a full-blown meth addiction that he's been covering up - meth is notoriously addictive.

Still, the disgraced Haggard should be allowed to fade into obscurity, provided he chooses not to participate in a high-profile campaign of public flagellation.

If, however, Haggard wants to follow in the footsteps of the tearful public confession of sin by Jimmy Swaggart, he'd better admit to more than "I never snorted the crank I bought" and "that male prostitute massaged me, but never banged me."

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

What a hyp-o-crite. Nuff said.

JD

microdot said...

And John Kerry's botched punchline, which occurred, what 4 days ago? Now seems like it happened last year!
Walking through the timeline and statements by Haggard, he already has admitted that he was buying more Meth....in the phone tape, he asks for more.
This coupled with the money the Republican Party has taken from Gay Porn Movie producers, Active Duty Productions revealed today and Representative John Hoekstras web site that published captured documents that reveal how to make a Nuclear Bomb....
There is a joke here, but I think I already gave away the punch line......bad a bing ba da boom!

Anonymous said...

Your picture of Haggard is flipped

-Sepp said...

Those excuses ring with "I was holding it for a friend" and, "I smoked it but didn't inhale". And...with all those korean places offering "massages" why would a man have a gay male prostitute give him the "happy ending" treatment? What a lying scumbag! I'd say he was lying to save his own ass but, I don't think his buddy left much ass to save. Sorry HM, I couldn't resist that one!

wjohnson said...

Hello Sepp,
Well stated!

Kathleen Marie said...

Sad, very sad.

Anonymous said...

Please 'o please let this be the leak in the dam that hides the Joel Osteen's, Ron Parsley's and Benny Hinn's.

And people think they need to fear gangsters.

It's getting to the point that the gangsters are the one's we trust anymore only because we know what they do...

BrianInVero

Hooda Thunkit said...

"I bought it for myself but never used it,"
Is it me, or does this sound downright “Clintonish???” More importantly, does anybody ever fully admit what happened when they get caught? I doubt it.

Oh…, I see you covered that ;-)

If, however, Haggard wants to follow in the footsteps of the tearful public confession of sin by Jimmy Swaggart, he'd better admit to more than "I never snorted the crank I bought" and "that male prostitute massaged me, but never banged me."
To which I can only add Amen!

You know, when we can’t even trust our clergy these days, what kind of a chance does any politician have being believed or trusted…?

Davis said...

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