Dan Savage on Haggard Gate

Great piece of local interest in the New York Times by one of my heroes, Dan Savage.

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Ultimately it was Ted Haggard’s hypocrisy — railing against homosexuals and campaigning against gay marriage while apparently indulging in sex romps with a gay escort — that prompted Mr. Jones to shove him out of the closet. The homophobia promoted by Mr. Haggard and other agents of intolerance, if I may use John McCain’s phrase (he’s not using it anymore), undermined the callboy code of silence that Mr. Haggard himself relied on. Most callboys are gay, after all, and most are out of the closet these days.

And while most callboys will continue to respect a code of silence where the average closet case is concerned, the Ted Haggards of the world have been placed on notice: You can’t have your callboy and disparage him too.

Also, if you’re not reading the Newspeak Blog staright outta Vaticanbug, i.e. Colorado Springs, then check it out. Their Haggard coverage has been great.

Full disclosure: I often post on the site and the editor Noel Black crashed my wedding.

1 Comment so far

  1. Nicole J. LeBoeuf-Little (unregistered) on November 21st, 2006 @ 6:59 am

    ‘xcuse me, but I must take issue with calling Colorado Springs “Vaticanburg”. Neither Focus on the Family nor New Life Church are Catholic. They are both part of the national malady that is extreme Protestantism. The Catholic Church has its own problems, but Colorado Springs’s religiopathology is not one of them.

    Thank you. This has been today’s anti-defamation notice from your friendly neighborhood ex-Catholic Metroblogger. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s anti-defamation notice, undoubtedly concerning unsavory comments about Wicca. ;-)

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