Tuesday, February 06, 2007

He's Cured!

After an intensive three weeks of treatment, Ted Haggard has been officially cured of his gayness. The Denver Post reported the following:

The Rev. Ted Haggard emerged from three weeks of intensive counseling convinced he is "completely heterosexual" and told an oversight board that his sexual contact with men was limited to his accuser.

Wow, that's enough to convince me that homosexuality is a choice. Despite the copious scientific evidence proving otherwise, I can't argue with this. But, come to think of it, I'm sure I would agree to just about anything after three weeks of intensive guilt tripping from a group of overbearing fundamentalists. It's really sad that Haggard can't admit who he actually is. He has to keep living a lie.

Then in a move suggesting that the New Life Church leadership doesn't believe their own bullshit, the Denver Post had this to say:

In the message, Haggard revealed that he and his wife, Gayle, intend to leave Colorado Springs and pursue master's degrees through online courses.

Haggard mentioned Missouri and Iowa as possible destinations. Another oversight board member, the Rev. Mike Ware of Westminster, said the group recommended the move out of town, and the Haggards agreed.

"This is a good place for Ted," Ware said. "It's hard to heal in Colorado Springs right now. It's like an open wound. He needs to get somewhere he can get the wound healed

I see. Haggard is "cured," but he still needs to be banished. If he was really cured, what would be the problem? I guess the church doesn't want Haggard tainting the entire congregation with his suppressed gay thoughts. What happened to the Christian ideal of being forgiving? I guess that doesn't apply to things people have no control over. It's really quite disgusting and helps highlight the moral bankruptcy of fundamental Christianity. They're on the same level of morality as the segregationists of the 20th century (unsurprisingly, it was fundamentalist Christians then too). If Americans really want to be seen as a caring, moral people, then we need to throw off this unethical mentality and embrace the idea that all people are equal.


bets said...


Lord J-Bar said...

Thanks for that great link. I'm sure Ray Comfort, the author of that article, is a nice man, but the fact that he thinks everyone who died in the 2004 tsunami deserved it because it was one of God's judgments makes me shake my head in shame. Yes, I'm sure the thousands of children who died in that disaster were drowned by God for their wickedness. Give me a break.

Pedro Timóteo said...

J-Bar: I followed that link too. That guy is obviously nuts, but, in a way, he's more honest than most Christians. Unlike those, he interprets God like he is described in the Bible (an evil monster), instead of the "loving God" most Christians say he is. But if God is evil... even if he existed... why worship him? Out of fear? I believe we're supposed to be a little better than the abject cowards that would do such a thing...

And he says that atheists don't exist, too! Does that mean I don't have to pay taxes anymore? :)

nullifidian said...

Comfort is an idiot: his greatest argument to atheists for years and years, which he called "the atheist nightmare", was the banana.

All I can say is "coconut".