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03 November 2006 @ 12:49 pm
You've all heard the news about Ted Haggard being outed for patronizing a gay prostitute, right? If not... well, Ted Haggard's the pastor of a giant megachurch, 14,000 strong, who (until yesterday, I guess) had the ear of the President, with calls scheduled regularly every week. He was one of the giants of the freaky scary Christian right. Now it comes out that he's been seeing a gay prostitute. FOR THREE YEARS. Not a one-time experiment, no. THREE YEARS.

I went looking for background on Haggard, and I found this fascinating article on the Christian Men's Movement and the recasting of the temptress/whore role with Gay Man rather than Loose Woman. The same author wrote an article last year on Haggard and his church. This is really interesting stuff, insight into the fundamentalist mind.
Kayefreak_in_need on November 3rd, 2006 08:08 pm (UTC)
Chuck Palahniuk defined schadenfreude as "That feeling you get when you see a limousine turn the wrong way down a one-way street." This may possibly be one of my favorite definitions ever.