Local news today is covering the story of the disgraced minister Haggard - apparently, after only 3 weeks of councelling, he's now completely straight!
Somehow I find this hard to believe - if he was strictly straight in the first place, what was he doing with a male prostitute? I'm sure it's easier to find female ones - it's not like you go out looking for one and come back with the other, then decide it's too far a trip back to get the one you really wanted. And 3 weeks of councelling turning you straight? Sure, that's believable.
What I don't really understand is the point to this whole story? First off, he cheated on his wife, which technically is the big deal in this whole situation. Whether it was with a man or woman, and whether he's gay or straight is pretty irrelevant in the grand scheme of things. At least in my opinion anyway. He basically preached to everyone about how they should live their life, and then didn't practise what he preached. Maybe small town America needs to hear that he's been "cured" of his gayness (somehow, Saved
springs to mind - great film by the way if you haven't seen it - seeing Mandy Moore throwing her bible at her supposed wayward friend while trying to kidnap and convert her was a classic "I am FILLED with Christ's love! You are just jealous of my success in the Lord.")
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