Thursday, January 6, 2011

Haggard's sin is still in

Posted By on Thu, Jan 6, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Now I am gonna have to get cable.

According to the Gazette, "Ted Haggard will star in a documentary debuting Jan. 16 on the TLC Cable network. Ted Haggard: Scandalous documents Haggard's founding of St. James Church in Colorado Springs last June, its first service in a barn and Haggard's counselling [sic] of congregants."

Why would the disgraced pastor submit to this intrusion by a TLC film crew? Perhaps it's for this reason:

Haggard said he was paid a small amount for his time during the five-day shoot last June by Long Pond Media, a Los Angeles production company. Relativity Real produced the film.

Long Pond "media approached me about doing the documentary," Haggard said. "I felt then that this would be an opportunity to convey a positive message."

Or perhaps, it is because of what he told our own Bill Forman:

Well, this is where I read my Bible every day, and when I do an inspirational Tweet, it's typically based off my Scripture reading that day. So my Scripture reading was Matthew 27:1-10, which is the story about Judas hanging himself, OK? [Reads passages.] So Judas and Peter both denied Christ. Judas killed himself and couldn't talk anymore, so all we know about him is that he was a bum. Peter did the same thing; he denied Christ three different times. The difference was, 50 days later, he was speaking again. And so now we see his denial in the context of his whole life, whereas with Judas we see his denial as the pinnacle of his life.

Either way, I'm hoping for a couple good zingers.

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