Everybody’s favourite hypocrite, Ted Haggard, has relaunched himself onto the public stage. Haggard, who was disgraced back in 2006 by a sex and drugs scandal, held a prayer meeting at his home in Colorado Springs on Thursday Evening.
At his height, Ted Haggard was an immensely powerful evangelist who claimed to have the ear of then-President Bush. However, everything for poor Ted came crashing down when it turned out he’d been seeing and taking drugs with a gay prostitute. Given that this was against everything he’d ever preached, we all found it hilarious (and ironically the closest thing to evidence I’ve ever seen for the existence of a god).
And now he is back! Using the prayer meeting as a possible launch pad for a new church he met with press outside his home.
“For the people who come tonight, that means they believe in the resurrection in me,” he said. “Because I died. I was buried.”
Is this a new beginning for Ted Haggard? I hope so, because with him representing Christians more people will be turned off religion entirely.
To see Haggard (pre-disgrace) check out Richard Dawkins’ documentary, “The Root Of All Evil” in which he interviews Haggard about evolution. If the man does not give you nightmares, you’re a stronger person than I.
Welcome back Ted!!