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Date: 01/29/09 03:10 PM

39 Responses to Pastor Ted Haggard In Another Sex Scandal

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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    Link: Pastor Ted Haggard In Another Sex Scandal - Haggard is accused of sexually harassing a 20-year-old back in 2006. Hypocrite? What`s going on with religious leaders?
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    sewermonkey Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2009 at 3:42 pm
    For some reason this does not surprise me.
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    VirtualParty Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    im gonna molest you.
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    tispayne Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    storm alert?!? CRAAAAAAP!!

    dirty scumbag c*nt..

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    excelman Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    That`s so gay!
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    je_scream Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 3:51 pm
    well, at least I know where the collection plate money goes to--I knew my spending`s would some how come full circle and lead right on back to booze and vice. *sigh Oh, and did this guy just say `Master-f uck`? wtf?
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    NowPleaseRea Male 70 & Over
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:12 pm
    Just underlines the fact that money rules everywhere.
    Here`s a saying of mine that always applies:
    `The primary purpose of any institutuon is to perpetuate it`s own existence. Any other stated purpose is secondary.` ...and a distant second at that!

    These evangelical churches are an institution.
    They did not want to lose pari$honer$.
    Then they promised blackmail money to this guy but still their lust for the dough made them baulk at actually paying it. Just like the catholics and their homopedophilic preists.

    People listen up.

    Organized religion is an institution for earthly things. Don`t expect anything other than earthly interests from them.
    A true religious life need not cost a dime.
    Do charity directly to others instead of feeding institutions. I`m no christian but even I know that`s how christ, budda and mohammed lived. They did not contribute to a church. They lived a life that radiated outwards from themselves directly to those around them - as you can

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    opiebreath Female 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    I try to be a very open-minded person.

    I really try.

    But damnit, the Evangelicals are making it difficult!

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    almightybob1 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:24 pm
    Is it wrong that I burst out laughing at the name Cripple Creek?
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    I don`t think it`s fair to criticize "Church leaders" when Haggard has been on this site for the third time.

    1 in 5 females, and 1 in 7 males have been sexually abused. Considering an average abuser targets 2.2 victims, this gives us a rough estimate of: 7.8% of the population are sexual abusers.

    Pedophiles seek out positions of power/trust and access to children, including Teachers, Coaches, Baby Sitters, Camp Counsellors, and Priests.

    Many will go as far as marrying single mothers for access to their children.

    Now, think about what that means for a second. Assuming catholic priests are average: There should be 3700 cases of abuse.

    Estimates are: 2800 to 5000. (Average 3900 or 5% higher than national average, 40% lower than the male average)

    You need to be shocked and disgusted at the scale of sexual abuse, not with "religious leaders" who fare better than fathers and step fathers when it comes to abuse.

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    Mantistador Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    I am now afraid to go outside after what Baal said
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    You need to think before forming these ridiculous stereotypes.

    300 lawsuits dealing with abuse sounds like a lot, and in an ideal world it would be alot, but it is a drop in the ocean to the 150`000 to 200`000 cases filed each year.

    You`re targeting a group unfairly, who fare better than the average American male, for something they are having virtually no impact on.

    Why? Genuine concern or specific agenda?

    Parents were completely blind because they had this stereotype in their mind of the "abusive stranger" while 80% of abuse cases were by relative. This is the same dangerous blinkering.

    Links:
    Sex abuse stats source

    Priest Stats

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Nice statistics Baal, that puts things in perspective.
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    AnwarNova Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    dang baal O.o
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    krath Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    I think everyone is now screening their strange relatives in the back of their minds now...
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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2009 at 5:41 pm
    vv "You need to be shocked and disgusted at the scale of sexual abuse, not with "religious leaders" who fare better than fathers and step fathers when it comes to abuse."

    To be fair Baal, your everyday father or stepfather is not appointed to his position for the advocation of upholding the laws of God, and of the Church, and of Christianity. These people are put in a specific position of trust. After all, if we can`t trust God`s representatives on earth, then who can we trust?

    It is right and proper that these people (religious leaders) should come under more critical scrutiny than your average male. They are meant to be the moral keystone of society, the proof that religion is founded in morality and that without religion we have nihilism and debauchery and blah blah blah.

    Tell it to the judge.

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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 6:02 pm
    Davymid:
    I agree they deserve more scrutiny than anyone else.

    That is utterly different from falsely stereotyping priests as pedophiles.

    It is entirely appropriate that Ted Haggard is called on his sexual harassment charges.
    What I find inappropriate is "What`s going on with religious leaders?"

    One is useful scrutiny of people in power, the other is negative stereotyping which helps hide actual pedophiles.

    Estimates at RT are that 1 in 20 priests are pedophiles (technically hebephiles).
    Estimates at my other link suggest 1 in 8 regular males are.

    As individuals Ted Haggard and his ilk need to be shunned and removed.
    As a group, the Catholic priests are *more* trustworthy.
    As an organization, the Catholic Church should have acted sooner and done more.

    These are three separate issues.

    (P.S. I only used Catholics specifically because I found Catholic stats more easily).

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    Pabasa Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    Why is this guy not yet defrocked? This is turning into Larry Craig.
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    primetimekin Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm
    *waits for users to say that baal is a know it all because he uses stats
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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    "What`s going on with religious leaders?"

    Remove the notion that religious leaders are somehow inherently more moral than the rest of us and you`ll see.

    "As an organization, the Catholic Church should have acted sooner and done more."

    I am of the opinion that they should have done less, such as not transporting and protecting suspected child abusers.

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    tornadofdoom Male 13-17
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    January 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    Baal is such a know it all

    (your welcome prime)

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    davymid Male 30-39
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    January 29, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    *smiles*

    Overmann, your presence has been missed. You are the surgical scalpel of reason. Welcome back.

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    Painter13 Male 40-49
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    January 29, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    Religous leaders, self appointed people who interfere with you getting in touch with the spiritual "higher self".
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    TheBLB Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    "I try to be a very open-minded person.

    I really try.

    But damnit, the Evangelicals are making it difficult!"

    The handful of us that make the news are... those of us trying to live normal, helpful lives aren`t really. Maybe if we reach into semantics and say the church is terrorists etc., but in a practical sense, I probably don`t make anyone`s open-mindedness more difficult. I hope.

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    sixclaws13 Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    "Organized religion is an institution for earthly things. Don`t expect anything other than earthly interests from them.
    A true religious life need not cost a dime."

    I felt the need to repost that because it`s so true.

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    ChronicBored Male 18-29
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    January 29, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    For some reason the line at the end made me crack up:

    "Well certainly slick roads tonight..."

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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    January 30, 2009 at 3:47 am
    Meh. It`s not really NEWS when you say "pastor sodomizes kid" just like how it`s not really NEWS when you say "Michael Jackson undergoes another face alteration"
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    Kaizer250 Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 3:53 am
    Now `masturbate` is a bad word?
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    outdoorMINER Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 6:14 am
    What a cr33per.
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    SarahJ86 Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 6:55 am
    "Meh. It`s not really NEWS when you say "pastor sodomizes kid" just like how it`s not really NEWS when you say "Michael Jackson undergoes another face alteration"

    haha i love it!

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    Backfat Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 8:01 am
    wait. what. There is a storm alert? Now I wish they talked more about that...
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    musicofnight Female 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 10:08 am
    Please don`t lump all "religious leaders" under the same heading. `When you say what`s wrong with religious leaders?` in relation to what one or two are doing, it`s unjust. I hate it that there are jerks who claim to be christians that are living a lie, but not all religious leaders are bad. The media only shows the bad ones.
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    goaliejerry Male 30-39
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    January 30, 2009 at 10:27 am
    A hypocritical christian? I`ve never heard of such a thing...
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    Boredx12 Female 13-17
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm
    "struggle with homosexuality"
    Nothing makes me sadder than when people try to change who they are because some stupid mind-controlling cult told them that they are wrong.
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    Boadicea Female 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 12:15 pm
    Ew I just watched this guy yesterday on Oprah. Random. They never talked about any of this though as far as I can remember.

    Honestly it`s the religions fault that things like this happen, because it forces men who are gay to stifle their true selves out of shame.

    Obviously though that kind of repressed life ends up exploding in their face. (or in a lot of cases an innocent altar boy`s face... sorry I had to).

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    Standards Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 2:08 pm
    Ohh, I thought it said "Hagrid in another sex scandal."
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    StapleMeElmo Male 18-29
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    January 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    Priests molest children. It is widely known, the sinister ministers.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    January 30, 2009 at 7:35 pm
    this guy was a 20yo man when he was "molested" and was able to keep quiet while the money lasted. i have no sympathy for him.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
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    May 18, 2011 at 3:35 pm
    .... incidentally I know I noticed this 2 years too late...

    Overmann:
    "I am of the opinion that they should have done less, such as not transporting and protecting suspected child abusers"

    Saying as it`d be horrifically unfair to argue when you`re possibly never going to see this, I`ll just say I agree, though it`s an oversimplification of events.
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