Thursday, March 26, 2009

How do preachers get PRESS?

It seems that if you had an affair - there is a tremendous amount of press time devoted to preachers. And sometimes, there is press time given long afterwards. I read today a sad notice that I have copied below where a former pastor is highlighting his virtues on TV after losing his ministry and credibility. It doesn't make sense to me. Why? Is there such a passion to be known? Is this to highlight God's forgiveness? I am not sure.

Ted Haggard, former evangelical pastor, and his wife Gayle, taped an interview for "Divorce Court," to be broadcast nationally April 1. Lynn Toler, the show's presiding judge, interviewed the couple about how their marriage survived after a national sex scandal involving Ted and a male prostitute. Gayle said she was helped through her darkest hours by the biblical principles of forgiveness, compassion and steadfastness, along with her husband's genuine repentance. "This is part of Ted's journey. It's made him a better man. I see what has happened as a divine rescue," she said. []

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