Maybe my fascination with the Ted Haggart being a gay man who happens to be married with five children and oh yeah leads a congregation of a bajillion Christians and also advises the mentally ill leader of our nation -- maybe my fascination with him is a little sick, but the more I think about it, the more it disturbs me on a few levels.
It doesn't bother me that he's gay. Whatever, people are gay, it happens. Same for the cheating on the wife thing, also something that happens. The snorting of the meth, well, that happens as well I suppose.
What bothers me is that he has been deceiving thousands of people for many, many years. Some of those people are important, they lead our nation. Others of them are simply needy, wayward souls who thought he was above any sort of manipulation and thought he was this bastion of all that was truth and honesty and goodness in this world.
And what bothers me most is that this sort of thing seems to happen way too frequently. What is it about being in a position of power, particularly religious power, that makes people go completely insane? Are they insane to begin with or does it happen after their rise to power? Maybe there's something about being in power that makes resisting temptation too impossible?
It's enough to make you think: If all of these seemingly good men and women are not, after all, good men and women, and they are sort of our lifelines to God, then maybe God isn't there. It really makes you think that. The only thing is, I really believe God is there. And I think he/she has got to be seriously disappointed with some of the crap that's going on down here.
So and something else I find fascinating about this Ted Haggart mess is his wife and her claim that she is going to try her best to be "faithful" and stand by her man. I think this woman has Hillary Clinton syndrome. No one wants you to stand by your man and no one expects you to. Seriously. Your husband is getting BJs from a fat intern in the oval office? It's OK to divorce him. Something is obviously wrong here. Worse: Your husband is having gay sex and snorting meth under the guise of hanging out in a Denver hotel room to write his book while you stay home and take care of your five children. Divorce is warranted. These batty women who think they're some kind of role model for all other women out there should do something a real woman in this situation would do: Take the kids, leave the house, and sue him for every fucking penny he's worth. And he's worth a lot, unfortunately.
Anyway that's my rant for the day. I also read an article about a book signing Courtney Love had recently in SF and I found it so totally amusing that I thought you would too:
That woman is fricking entertaining.