None so blind as those who refuse to see
One can't help but feel compassion for Ted Haggard's wife and children. This has to be awful for them. But we must not remember how the church itself brought about this tragedy. As I said the church will refuse to consider their own role in this sad affair.
And one example of that is remarks from one of Haggard's congregation. Christine Rayes said: "This doesn't make what Ted accomplished here any less. The farther up you are, the more you are a target for Satan." It wasn't the devil it was Ted.
See it was that mythical beast Satan. The devil made him do it. Will these people ever embrace reality?
And then just a short distance from Haggard's congregation the repulsive George Bush was engaged in more gay-baiting. There he was campaigning for another Theopublican, Marilyn Musgrave, who like Haggard is a Pentecostal who also campaigned against gays. And Bush made sure he appealed to this bigotry in his speech.
There is this massive layer of lies that the fundamentalist must with in order to remain a fundamentalist. And now they will work extra hard to push Haggard back into the closet he never wanted to leave in the first place. And when that is done they will pretend that their faith has been vindicated.
And it will happen again and again and again and they will never learn. See in fundamentalist circles there is a lot more in closets than just skeletons.