Saturday, November 11, 2006

Okay, Let's Talk about Haggard

I've avoided saying too much about this guy so far, but this is honestly the best commentary on this man I've seen.

Let me preface this by saying that I once was like Tedd. Well, actually I didn't have the money and political power that he had, but I was in hiding. I believed what I had been taught all my life, that my secret desires were sinful. I hoped that if I got married, had my needs met in the "right" way, that this longing to be loved by a man (because face it, it's not just about sex, but about personality and every human's need to love and be loved), with enough prayer and help from God, would go away.

But it didn't. I hate to take glory in his fall, but this man must have had some clue what he was setting himself up for. Ah well, the ones I feel bad for, the ones I wish wouldn't read the news or listen to the TV right now, are his children; not because their father might have the devil inside him for practicing homosexuality, but because their father has, like many men before him, dug his own grave with the shovel of hypocrisy, thus shaming himself and embarrassing his kids.

How much better would it have been for the man to listen to his conscience and either, at best come out, or (god forgive me for even saying this) at worst, hide deeper, rather than to publicly bash homosexuality and fight against gay rights with such a loud voice. In the end it only shows how deeply the man must hate his own soul.

And for that, I feel sorry for him and his children. What kind of example has he set for them?

Okay, now let's watch the clip from the Daily Show, which is both funny and, in the end, truthful in the chiding of the former pastor's decisions.


Vincent said...

LOl.....I feel sorry, some gay men are unable to cope/accept/deal with who they really are, but to make a life out of despising who and what you are, to be so self loathing to try and portray something else and damage others lives in the say one thing and then do another in this way...hell slap it up them and those they have duped.

David, Son of Walt said...

I was going to say that there's another workshop idea for you, but I guess it fits into the homophobia one really well.

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