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.)