Monday, November 06, 2006

More On Haggard


I wasn't planning on commenting on the whole Haggard fiasco (engouh people are doing that for me), but I found an interesting article at the huffington post. And Art has some sage words on the subject. I wasn't as gleeful as Art was, but I do admit I did have a sense of, "See I told you we shouldn't turn pastors into idols" smugness. Maybe it's time we stop following these guys around like they are Bob Dylan and see them as men of God with a gift who can still fall.

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posted by Out Of Jersey | 8:10 AM

6 Comments:

Blogger Art said...

Thank you, sir. And right back at ya.

9:39 AM  
Blogger Shesawriter said...

I think the whole thing is sad. Very sad. I don't like seeing people humiliated, especially those in authority positions. I stopped trying to figure out what could have been on his mind while campaiging against homosexuals, then going off to the massage parlor/drug dealer. How did he separate one part of his brain from the other?

One thing is for sure. The man had to have been in torment living that kind of lie. I hope he gets the help he needs.

3:17 PM  
Blogger jasdye said...

i think that's the problem, shesawriter.

i'm not sure that they are separated in the hypocrite's mind. often, we rally hardest against what we hate the most in us.

that's why so many homophobes are thought to be closet homosexuals. it's happened time and time again, sadly.

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Elmo said...

jasdye, I agree with you. A side effect of that is that everyone who opposes something, such as homosexuality, is assumed to be a homophobe or closet homosexual. What about those who are sincere, and following the Bible?

10:50 PM  
Blogger The Cubicle Reverend said...

sadly, the people who humbly and sincerely follow the bible get pushed aside. I think of my pastor, a Godly man with faults, who does an excelent job leading his flock and leaves politics at the door.

8:55 AM  
Blogger jasdye said...

and that's largely was it has become, though, right? a polemical issue. you take one side of the issue OR the other, with little regard for the people and real lives involved in that dilemma - whether it be abortion or war or terrorism or homosexuality.

and i think that's how Christians should re-evaluate these issues, not as simply black and white, but as dilemmas that deal with how people are created to live vs. how we do live.

p.s. forgive me if i messed up the tags above.

3:12 PM  

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