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Did anyone see Ted Haggard on Oprah? What do you think of his story?

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HayleyGM

Asked by HayleyGM at 11:19 AM on Jan. 29, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Although appaulling what he has done but as children of god we cannot judge. May god help him and forgive him just like with all of us.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:28 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • It was bizarre! He has come a long way, and God bless his wife and kids for staying with him. He is humbled and appreciates the grace of God - so do I.
    mnrock

    Answer by mnrock at 11:40 AM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • It bothers me. I do believe 100% God forgives sins. When he forgives it is cast into the sea of forgetfulness never to be remembered no more. If God has covered it, why does he continue to uncover it and exploit it?
    mommiejay453

    Answer by mommiejay453 at 1:04 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Who's Ted Haggard?
    And what's his story?
    DesignerMom0801

    Answer by DesignerMom0801 at 3:47 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Never heard of him...lol
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 3:57 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • He was on Oprah yesterday. Google him. He was the Pastor of a mega church in Colorado and turns out he was having sex with men and buying crystal meth and he was exposed by the guy he bought from and paid for sex. He is "revocered" now and he says he has been forgiven and he is repenting for his sins. But the church banned him from the STATE for about two years...and they just allowed them back in their home. I just wondered how people felt about all of that. Oprah seems to disagree with him and she thinks he is denying who he is by not allowing himself to be with a man....its very complicated.
    HayleyGM

    Answer by HayleyGM at 4:15 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • I think he's sad and if it weren't for his religious brainwashing he might be able to live happily as the gay man it's so very obvious he is instead of paying for male prostitutes and using drugs to deal with his life. It's also just been rumored that he had an affair of some sort with a young man that worked at his church. So very sad that somebody has to live a lie because of religious superstition.
    mizkaye

    Answer by mizkaye at 6:15 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • The church extorted his silence by using his retarded son to keep him from speaking to the press. They said they would continue to provide for his care so long as Haggard kept quiet.
    autodidact

    Answer by autodidact at 8:33 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • Very interesting autodidact... I guess that he got offered lots more money for the movie about his story, since he is choosing to speak out. Funny thing is though, the male "escort" that he was with when he was exposed has spoken too, but no one seems to want to hear what he had to say.
    :0/
    indigostone

    Answer by indigostone at 11:48 PM on Jan. 29, 2009

  • He's gay no matter what he thinks. He beat around the bush a long time but bottom line, he'll write a book and make a movie. I personally don't think he's changed at all - just taking it in another direction. TV talking heads aren't pastors, they are entertainers. He's living the entertaining lifestyle. So is his family. They have to replace the money his stupidity cost them.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:46 AM on Jan. 30, 2009

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