Nada, zip, nothing!
And I am still sitting here thinking about all the woulda, coulda, and shouldas that are going to haunt me til the day I die ----- and kicking myself but good for letting the opportunity of a lifetime slip on by me.
Oh my, if I had a dollar for all the times I daydreamed about just this kind of chance to “let er rip” against a world-class hypocrite homophobe like this guy and I completely blew it!
Here is what happened:
My mother, my husband, and I went for an unusually early dinner to one of our favorite Mexican restaurants in
We were sharing the room with none other than the “former homosexual” and very much disgraced “Reverend”, Ted Haggard. And there he sat – in all his sanctimonious, hypocritical glory --- looking no worse for the wear --- and in fact looking pretty darn untouched by all the harm and damage he has caused his family and the gay and lesbian community at large.
Damn him! Just damn him.
And damn me for not marching over there and saying something to him. But as much as I wanted to tell that man just what I thought of him, my sympathy for his wife, who was sitting right there next to him, stopped me from doing or saying anything.
I had the chance to confront one of the biggest hypocrites and enemies to the gay and lesbian community ever and I simply couldn’t do it. I just could not hurt his wife any more than she’d already been hurt. No matter how good it would have felt to have let that man have it, it would not have been worth the guilt I would have felt for possibly causing his wife more pain.
So Ted, if by some far out chance you are suffering from severe heartburn from that enchilada you had tonight and happen to be up surfing the web and by chance stumble upon this momma’s pad, please know that the stars were aligned just right for you today and you were spared. But also know that there is at least one momma out here in sunny
The only good thing I can say is that at least my son will not grow up loathing himself and hurting everyone around him like you did. You, Ted Haggard, have confirmed for many mothers and fathers just why we must encourage our beloved children to come out of the closet before its toxic affects damage them the way they did you. And thanks to you and Larry Craig and the many many other hypocrites just like you, we actually might get to see a whole generation of gay and lesbian children grow up healthy, happy, and well-adjusted rather than twisted, shamed, and mocked. And I think even you could agree that is a good thing --- right?