January 24th, 2009

monk john

In the "Well THAT'S a surprise..." department

Ted Haggerty just can't stay away from the penis...the money shot of the article, about a long-term homosexual relationship Haggerty had with a church volunteer, who, according to Haggerty's replacement, Brady Boyd: "Boyd said the church reached a legal settlement to pay the man for counseling and college tuition, with one condition being that none of the parties involved discuss the matter publicly.", is this line:
"It wasn't at all a settlement to make him be quiet or not tell his story," Boyd said. "Our desire was to help him. Here was a young man who wanted to get on with his life. We considered it more compassionate assistance — certainly not hush money. I know what's what everyone will want to say because that's the most salacious thing to say, but that's not at all what it was."

He said that "secondarily, it's not great for our church either" that the story be told. Boyd said Haggard knew about the settlement two years ago.

Oh honey, it sure as shit was hush money, no matter how delusional you wish to be about it.

The other great "aren't you even a little afraid there's a hell" moment comes from this article, "The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" by Joyce Arthur.

The sky, it's full of glorious fail and hypocrisy. Remember folks, just like George C. said, no one can touch religion when it comes to bullshit. They've forgotten more about it than we'll ever know.