Getting More and More Haggard

From Raw Story:

Influential US evangelist Reverend Ted Haggard has admitted to purchasing illegal drugs from a male prostitute, but denied using them, in an interview with MSNBC.

Haggard also admitted to leaving voice mail messages for the prostitute, and receiving a massage from his accuser.

A lie detector test administered to the prostitute leveling the allegations, Michael Jones, 49, on KHOW radio this morning found "deceptions" in his answers.

However, test administrator John Kresnick indicated afterward that he doubted the accuracy of the test, given the stress on Jones is currently under.
Ok, First he denied all charges, then he admits buying the drugs but won't admit to using them. I expect every Republican that mocked 'but I didn't inhale' to sit down and shut up while I mock Haggard.

I don't put too much stock in a lie detector, especially when the person giving the test questions it's validity. If this were a criminal investigation, the law wouldn't put any stock in a lie detector test either.

We'll see what happens as more and more evidence comes along...

UPDATE: Think Progress has Haggard admitting that he also got a massage from his meth dealer.

ABC News has Haggard saying that he was refered to Jones by a Denver Hotel. I don't know about you, but I don't go to massage therapist based on a recommendation from the kid behind the desk at the Holiday Inn.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a scandal! Gonna be good TV for a few days. My million dollar questions are 1) who buys meth but doesn't do / try it? I mean, isn't that the whole point of spending money on it? and 2) how can he say he was with the gay prostitute and got a massage and nothing else (did Ted ask for the 'happy ending' massage?)? And even if he just got the massage, what was he doing there to begin with!? I mean, a guy in his position should know better.
Now poor Ted will lose the respect of all the other preachers who helped put him where he is. But then again, I bet some of them are sweating a little and hoping that their dirty little secrets won't be tomorrow's headlines. Funny how you never see any sex scandals in the Muslim world. Perhaps they believe their God more than guys like ole Ted believe his God.
So now Ted will probably lose his wife (her respect for sure, not to mention the humiliation she will have to endure), his kids will always wonder if dad was a shorts smoker, and he will probably lose his nice fat paycheck, perks and all the other trimmings that come with big time religion and politics. Then maybe he will have to be like the rest of us - normal folks wrestling with their salvation here in the real world.
Ted, just tell the whole truth. Not only will it be great news, but it may be an example for all of us who try to hide our dirty sin laundry. God still owns the universal laundrymat and runs the joint......