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Journal of No. 118


November 3rd, 2006

Christian Bashing @ 07:46 pm

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Kent "Dr. Dino" Hovind, creator of a creation science theme park, was convicted on all 58 counts of tax fraud, and now faces possible jail time measured in centuries. His wife is in a similar pickle. IIRC, she would suck out thousands of dollars of cash from the bank (always just short of the $10K that triggers an investigation) so that they could pay their employees under the table without withholding taxes (or paying the employer share). Neither the IRS nor the court was impressed by the 'doing God's work' defense.

I was withholding comment on this next one until more facts were known, but now it seems it's appropriate to do so. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and chief pastor of New Life Church, was accused by some skeezy male escort of having indulged in a three-year homosexual affair. Though he has denied the accusations, Haggard has resigned his presidency and stepped down as pastor. Now, the latest word comes from the acting pastor: "There has been some admission of indiscretion, not admission to all of the material that has been discussed, but there is an admission of some guilt." If only we lived in a world where a pastor could publically admit that he liked a little cock every now and again, then maybe this wouldn't be headline news. But since Haggard has been a prime mover in ensuring that such a world doesn't exist, I can't work up much sympathy for him.

(In other news, the escort failed a polygraph test carried out on local radio. Then again, polygraph tests are practically useless even under the best circumstances.)
 
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From:jason_brez
Date:November 3rd, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
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CNN is now reporting that haggard's story is now "no, no, i'm not into manmeat... i was just using him to score me tweak." which, i've gotta say is an interesting spin.
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 3rd, 2006 08:40 pm (UTC)

I Didn't Inhale (Manmeat)

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A top evangelical leader who is accused of paying a male prostitute for sex admitted today he contacted his accuser "for a massage" and purchased methamphetamine from him. But the Rev. Ted Haggard said he never had sex with Mike Jones and threw away the drugs.


Looks like Haggard's massage did not have a happy ending.
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From:nephthys510
Date:November 4th, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)

Re: I Didn't Inhale (Manmeat)

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take over driving the bus to hell for me for a moment.
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From:jimkeller
Date:November 3rd, 2006 10:13 pm (UTC)
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Whatever the truth, the hypocrisy is what gets to me.
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From:nephthys510
Date:November 4th, 2006 12:40 am (UTC)
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Hovind, faces a maximum of 288 years in prison

Dude!

That's like one week in Creationist years!
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From:essentialsaltes
Date:November 4th, 2006 12:59 am (UTC)
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Snurk!

If my urethra were shorter, I would have peed.
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From:nephthys510
Date:November 4th, 2006 01:04 am (UTC)
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YEAH ME!

Journal of No. 118