Dispatches from the Creation Wars

Ted Haggard now says that he “over-repented” for being shame-fisted into a meth coma (thank you, Jamie Kilstein) by a male prostitute. The Wall Street Journal takes a look at his new church and interviews him as he says things like this:

He acknowledged grave lapses of judgment in the episode he refers to as “my crisis.” But Mr. Haggard also said that in his sorrow and shame, he accepted too much guilt after the scandal broke.

“I over-repented,” he said…

He portrays his encounter with the prostitute as a massage that went awry and said he doesn’t have same-sex attractions. He dismisses as a “witch hunt” the findings of his former church that he engaged in a pattern of misconduct, including sordid talk and inappropriate relationships.


This is just another of Haggard’s lies. Remember that when he resigned, he admitted that his attractions to men had been something he had fought against his entire life:

“The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality. And I take responsibility for the entire problem. I am a deceiver and a liar. There’s a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I have been warring against it for all of my adult life,” he said.

And now, suddenly, “hey, it was just a massage that got out of hand. My bad.” Once a liar, always a liar.