In consultation with leading evangelicals and experts familiar with the type of behavior Pastor Haggard has demonstrated, we have decided that the most positive and productive direction for our church is his dismissal and removal. In addition, the Overseers will continue to explore the depth of Pastor Haggard's offense so that a plan of healing and restoration can begin.
Well certainly (former) Pastor Haggard is a drug addict and probably a sex addict (which is a simple way to put "self loathing homosexual," since the only way you can act out a sexual "need" that is directly in conflict with your stated raison d'etre necessarily excludes a healthy relationship). And certainly I can see how this would be a firing offense.
However, that being said, the whole sad affair belies that elephant in the room of modern anti-Enlightenment "Christian" Evangelism - the lack of hope, redemption and forgiveness. WWJD? Well, I don't know about Journey, but if I have only the apocryphal word of King James, his handlers and his ideological progeny to go on, it seems to be there's too much Abraham and not enough Sermon On The Mount.
Of course, who cares what a bunch of people who believe in invisible man in the sky have to say about anything? I guess it wouldn't be so bad if they hadn't duped otherwise intelligent apes into putting them into power.
But that's enough for now. I have to smoke some glass and suck a few cocks.