Saturday, November 04, 2006

Will gay sex scandal impact on Tuesday’s US elections?

American blogs like this one are going crazy over the famous anti-gay evangelist who is facing claims that he paid a male prostitute for sex for the past three years.

With the hours counting down to Tuesday’s crucial mid-term elections, this huge national scandal could play a part in what many expect will be meltdown for the Republicans.

For national scandal it now is.

Rev. Ted Haggard’s fame as Leader of 30 million American evangelists and his links to President Bush put the story on every American front page this weekend. As one of the leading campaigners against gays in American, Haggard is given weekly contact with the White House.

It's just one example of how the Grand Old Party and the religious right have obscenely groomed each other over recent years.

Hours after a male prostitute went on radio this week to claim that Rev. Ted Haggard had been paying him for drug-fuelled sex for the past three years, my contact with the Democrats was eagerly feeding me newsfeeds as the story developed.

The male prostitute says he was sick of the hypocrisy of Haggard’s anti-gay preaching in public while having gay-sex in private. You can see Haggard’s fire and brimstone anti-gay message on You Tube

And you can hear Haggard’s initial rather curious denials of the accusations HERE

Later Haggard resigned as President of the National Association of Evangelicals and also as leader of the mega-church he helped create in Colorado.

But Haggard has now admitted he did buy drugs from his accuser – apparently out of curiosity. He never actually used them of course.

He’s also admitted receiving a massage from the male prostitute after being “referred to him” by a Denver hotel.

That’s taking research - or curiosity - to extremes!

Whatever happens in the elections, maybe the vice-like grip the evangelist lobby has on the private parts of the Republican Party will be finally loosened.

1 comment:

zzzzzz said...

This is cheap coming from New Labour!