Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Evangelicals Get One Gay Freebie

I missed this on my last post dealing with this subject, but it turns out the Inquisition--I mean the four ministers reviewing Ted Haggard's "immoral conduct" feel that Haggard is "completely heterosexual" because he only had homosexual relations with one man. From CNN:

Haggard also said his sexual contact with men was limited to the former male prostitute who came forward with sexual allegations, the Rev. Tim Ralph of Larkspur told The Denver Post for a story in Tuesday's edition.

"He is completely heterosexual," Ralph said. "That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn't a constant thing."

Ralph said the board spoke with people close to Haggard while investigating his claim that his only extramarital sexual contact happened with Mike Jones. The board found no evidence to the contrary.

So, this sends a great message for homosexual evangelicals still in the closet: it's okay to have gay sex as long as it's only with one person. You're only gay when you have gay sex with a second man. What a load of crap.

Undoubtedly, they're trying to save face while ignoring Haggard's truly immoral actions. What about the bold faced lies he told to his wife and his congregation? Shouldn't that be the more important issue here? I guess integrity and isn't nearly as important to evangelicals as sexual orientation, which people cannot help. I hold this as further evidence that fundamental Christianity is morally bankrupt.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Haggard is "completely heterosexual"? Riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight. Do they not see the paradox here? Why would a "completely heterosexual" man engage the services of a gay male prostitute? And besides, Haggard said something very significant when he finally came clean about everything that had happened -- he said something to the effect that he's been fighting these kinds of feelings all his life. Folks, that's not the sort of thing that can be cured by a couple of weeks or months of therapy, no matter how intensive. My guess is that it's only a matter of time before the closet door opens again, no matter how much Haggard might want to keep it shut.