Only the Christian Right could see Ted Haggard's secret life as a homosexual as more proof that their beliefs are correct.
Read this paragraph from a great piece written by my talented Gadflyer colleague Sarah Posner:
The recruitment canard explains a lot about why Haggard’s fall from grace, although swift and thorough, did not irredeemably condemn either the man or the empire over which he presided, including the political movement to make gay marriage unconstitutional. Instead, Haggard reinforces the need to labor on. If Haggard could be recruited -- and, by the other side of the coin, converted -- then why concede the point that God could have made gay people in his image?So because Haggard went all SpongeBob, after he was, of course, born a good white heterosexual Christian who liked to bowl and only ate what he killed, ipso facto, everyone's heterosexual by nature and we're all one soy-cheese pizza away from getting dinner napkins adorned with the rainbow flag.
Make sense? And if he wasn't gay, that would prove their beliefs work too. Ain't it grand, they're right no matter what!
And if you want even more scary stuff on the Christian Right, read this piece in AlterNet about the rise of Christian fascism in America.