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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:24 AM
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Ted Haggard says he "over-repented" for a massage that went awry...
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.

In February 2008, Mr. Haggard asked to be released from supervision by other clergy. His former church, New Life, consented, though officials there put out a pointed statement calling Mr. Haggard's recovery incomplete.

The four pastors who supervised Mr. Haggard wouldn't comment on his new church. New Life pointed to an earlier statement, released in November 2008, that said, "we cannot endorse his return to vocational ministry."

Mr. Haggard said that is ridiculous. 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. (He said his only fault was cracking a few crude jokes.) But his assurances have raised some eyebrows.

"I'm still skeptical that the whole sorry story has come out in full," said Tim Morgan, an editor at the evangelical magazine Christianity Today.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704249004...
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:25 AM
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1. "Over repented"-That's a good one
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:23 AM
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16. laugh if you must but its going into my bag of tricks
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:48 AM
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20. It's going into a lot of ours
Such priceless bullshittery is rare. Well, except for when Sarah Palin or Glenn Beck open their mouths.
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SwampG8r Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:10 AM
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25. im using it the next time
my boss points out something i admitted screwing up
i will claim over repenting and given that time has passed i may get a better outcome
yeah......thats what ill do!
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-10 07:51 AM
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53. Yep I can see that going over big time
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Joe Bacon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 09:33 AM
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45. So did he go back to posting on MANHUNT.COM?
Edited on Sun Jul-25-10 09:33 AM by Joe Bacon
:rofl:
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:29 AM
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2. His massage finished with a Happy-Repenting
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:29 AM
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3. I've got to admit that I've never heard that one before.
Yes, like one may repent too much. I'm sure god would hold that against him (actually, "repenting" does not need to have anything to do with any god).
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:30 AM
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4. So I'm guessing he over-sinned.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:32 AM
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5. He over-got-caught nt
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:51 AM
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21. Blessedly (and wisely, may I add) I set aside the glass of water I was drinking
just before I got to your post. This whole thread is funny, but that one was a spitter. I wonder if his massager was?
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:56 AM
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33. LOL!
Hypocrites like Haggard make it easy, don't they? (If your dog would put down the popsicle, probably even he'd contribute a 'howler' :) ).
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Atticus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:33 AM
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6. We've all had people who rubbed us the wrong way! nt.
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dionysus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:34 AM
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7. boom-tiss *rimshot*
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jah the baptist Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:55 AM
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12. snicker nt
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:34 AM
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8. he sounds delusional. n/t
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metapunditedgy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:07 AM
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14. I think he sounds like someone who wants to start raking in money again. n/t
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 07:24 AM
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36. He sounds like a republicon
A typical rentboy republicon
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:36 AM
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9. Ted, have I got a Betty Bowers ring town for you...
(ring, ring)... "Get that repenter out of your mouth and answer the phone!"

:rofl:
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opihimoimoi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:43 AM
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10. rehab dropout...REHAB DROPOUT......R E H A B .. D R O P O U T
Edited on Sun Jul-25-10 12:44 AM by opihimoimoi
he ain't fooling me....

he wanna spend monies once more....not sell magazine subscriptions, serve ice cream....etc
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LibertyLover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 09:26 AM
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44. Wadda ya mean serve ice cream?
Ol' Teddy started himself another church back in the spring and is hoping to make the big time (big money) once again.
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jah the baptist Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:45 AM
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11. i hate it when that happens
massages gone awry
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:29 AM
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17. As soon as I saw the OP, I said just that
Then I saw your reply.

HIGH FIVE!

--d!
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jah the baptist Donating Member (329 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 10:32 AM
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47. :-)
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givemebackmycountry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 12:56 AM
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13. Well shit, give the man a break.
Every guy snorts meth off the ass of their male escort friend.
Ya got a problem with that?
It's not like he did anything wrong.

:sarcasm:
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:11 AM
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15. Overpaid, Overfed, Overhyped, Oversated, Overblown, yes. Over-repented???
Call me under-whelmed.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:53 AM
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22. I'm over-amused
This stuff just writes itself.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:32 AM
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18. A Poem in honor of Ted's *Faux Pas de Dieu*
Here I pray
Pride- and prick- dented
Had wild sex
Then over-repented

--d!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:54 AM
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23. Excellent!!
You are a true poet
in case you didn't know it!
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 01:47 AM
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19. Over-repented?!?
LOL. Pharisee much?
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brewens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:10 AM
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24. Must have just been kind of like the Seinfeld when George got
the massage and "it" moved. George was all freaked out because he thought that might mean he was gay. Not that there's anything wrong with that :)
Wasn't meth involved too?
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47of74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:14 AM
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26. Fabulous!
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:20 AM
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27. Hey, Ted--guess what? You're gay!
When you have sex with another man and you buy meth from him, that makes you a gay meth addict. It doesn't mean you "made a mistake". It makes you a gay meth addict. Accept the fact that you're gay and get some help for the meth addiction.
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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:36 AM
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31. Yeah, see Ted Haggard isn't being mocked for being gay or even a meth addict
he's being mocked for being a hypocritical "Christian" "Minister".
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:21 AM
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28. From the article: "I cuss now," he said proudly.
He's tryin' too hard.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:24 AM
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29. So is today's explanation a "Second Repentment remedy"?
:evilgrin:
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:36 AM
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30. Well, as long as he sounds humble about the whole thing
:sarcasm:
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complain jane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 02:41 AM
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32. Good Lord
"It's amazing. People tell me everything," Mr. Haggard said. "That never happened when we were respectable."

Delusional narcissist.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 07:17 AM
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34. I can't find 'Thou shalt not over repent' in the bible.
That page must be missing in my bible.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 07:21 AM
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35. Bwaaa ha ha ha ha - soooo Republicon
No wonder Americans turn their backs on the Republicon Family Pharisees. What a pack of crap.
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Dorian Gray Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:06 AM
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37. LOL
He's obviously "over-repented." Calling it a "massage that went awry!" is all sort of the textbook definition of denial! Love the obviousness of his idiocy.

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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:28 AM
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38. Like the Rent-Boy luggage service that went awry...
Or the RNC's lesbian bondage strip club prayer meeting that went awry. Or the e-mailing to teenage male congressional Pages that went awry. This stuff just writes itself!

"I Went Awry" could be these guys' theme song (they could just adapt the old Gloria Gaynor song, "I Will Survive"). :)
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Chiyo-chichi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:49 AM
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43. Or the airport bathroom wide-stance peeing that went awry.
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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:30 AM
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39. Newsflash, Mr. Haggard. You shouldn't 'repent' for who you really are....
..... you should 'repent' for the phony you are trying to be. Accept yourself and get on with it.


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Orsino Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:34 AM
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40. Translation: "Bored now. may I go back to making money?" n/t
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sufrommich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:38 AM
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41. He now wears a cape with the words "Super Hetero"
emblazoned in red, white and blue on it.
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 08:42 AM
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42. It wasn't gay sex, he just got over-massaged!
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cwydro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 10:03 AM
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46. "Massage gone awry"!
Omg...that is priceless!
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Rob H. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-10 10:49 AM
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48. LOL at "massage that went awry"
Edited on Sun Jul-25-10 10:54 AM by Rob H.
I can hear it now: "No, no, it wasn't a one-night stand, it was a goodnight kiss that got a little out of control" or "But I'm not a cheating bastard, honey, I'm just 'differently faithful!'"

He just man up and admit that he's gay (or bi, or whatever). Most of his former parishoners likely won't forgive him--due, ironically, to Haggard's own venomous sermons about 'the gays'--but at least he wouldn't sound like such a fool.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-10 07:30 AM
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49. "I refudiate Republicon Haggard's pitiful over-repentance." - The Refudiator
Edited on Mon Jul-26-10 07:30 AM by SpiralHawk
fer sure
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PBS Poll-435 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-10 07:34 AM
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50. METHod behind the madness. nt.
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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-10 07:49 AM
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51. I guess he refudiated the Gay lifestyle?
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-26-10 07:50 AM
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52. If Grant Haas's story is even partly correct
then Ted Haggard got away with many crimes, and is lucky that his story didn't become part of the narrative. I for one believe him.

http://il.youtube.com/watch?v=LbStp_Cc8Oc&feature=relat...
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