Wasted Life

One of the United States‘ most influential evangelical preachers is (or was until a week ago) pastor Ted Haggard. He’s had conference calls with the White House on a regular basis and is depicted by Richard Dawkins, right at the start of his documentary „The Root of All Evil?“, as a main figure in the evangelical struggle against science and evolution theory. As a matter of course, Haggard has also been part in the Christian crusade against homosexuality, but now the man, married with 5 children, stumbled himself over allegations of a 3-year-long affair with a gay prostitute and was forced to resign as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, a fundamentalist umbrella organisation representing more than 45,000 churches with 30 million members. Here’s a funny commentary about this latest case in a long queue of very similar incidents that keep rocking Christian America:

At first, Mr Haggard denied the allegations, though everyone laughed at him. But pretty soon, he actually confessed — to be a self-loathing homophobe:

The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality. […] I am a deceiver and a liar. There’s a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I‘ve been warring against it all of my adult life.

Instead of abandoning his fundamentalist creeds he’s now undergoing years of self-torturing and Christian penitence, a practice that’s called „spiritual restoration“ and will be supervised by his evangelical peers.


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