This whole situation is just crazy. I feel bad for his wife because I know how much it must hurt to find out that your husband has cheated on you. At the same time, I hate that they're all refusing to accept that he's homosexual. He's been struggling for years....HELLOOO
I'm sure he'll continue to struggle until he accepts himself for what God made him to be.
I think some of the leaders of New Life are obviously shady characters. I think it's a reflection of how I feel about organized religion and mega churches like New Life. I've been a member of three churches over the past 20 years and I've witnessed shady situations at all three of them.
You know, there is within conservative Christianity this idea that one must fight against the evil of homosexuality. And not only that, but there is virtue, glory and great attainment in doing so.
I have witnessed this first-hand not only within the church, but within my family.
As presented, this counselor doesn't know what he's talking about.
The big clue? Haggard talks about a lifelong 'wrestling' with being gay. He rejects acceptance of the same, even though his behavior has screamed otherwise. Now he calls it "complicated". That may be a ever so tiny step in the direction of self-acceptance, but it hardly could be called a reaching over the fence, could it?
Both the counselor and the client swallow the big fat lie that you can't be gay and Christina. And so does the interviewer
Excuse me while I go barf.