Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Finding his compassion only after he felt the religious-right's vicious anti-gay cruelty and hatred first-hand

Not to look a gift horse in the mouth or anything, but...

Andrew Sullivan has a Quote for the Day III on his blog today that makes me both happy and ill. Yes, I am glad Ted Haggard seems to have found his humanity and his heart, but it took feeling the full brunt of cruelty that today's right-wing (so-called) Christians dish out in the name of the Lord. And lest we forget (and I never will), Pastor Ted helped feed this gay-loathing monster and profited from it immensely when he was in his hay day as mega-church pastor:

“I believe we are at the end of what church historians will, in the future, call the Billy Graham era... I believe we are also nearing the end of the ‘Religious Right’ representing Evangelicalism... My prayer is that over the next 10 years, there will be a Love Reformation and the Gospel will retake the Bible-believing church," - the tweets of Ted Haggard.

I just wish I could forget his role in the tremendous homophobia that passes as good Christian behavior, but I cannot. The damage he helped wrought is just too great. I can neither forget nor forgive. Share

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