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04/19/2007


What Has Ted Haggard Been Up to in the 7 Years Since His Gay Sex Scandal? - VIDEO

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Ted Haggard, the evangelical superstar turned tabloid fodder, has been exceptionally busy in his efforts to rebrand his image after a highly-publicized 2006 gay sex scandal. In the seven years since that time, Haggard has started a new 'inclusive' church (albeit one where gay marriages are prohibited), shed his 'heterosexual with issues' label (he identifies as bisexual now), and even swapped wives with Gary Busey.

Now, in a video sent to "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" Haggard gives an update into his family, his marriage, and how he remains 'grateful' despite the struggles and scandals of the past.

Check it out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ted Haggard and Gary Busey Swap Partners: VIDEO

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Earlier today, I posted a couple of brief clips about the weirdness that was last night's Celebrity Wife Swap with Ted and Gayle Haggard and Gary Busey and his fiancee Steffanie Sampson.

Here's a longer video.

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Ted Haggard and Gary Busey on 'Celebrity Wife Swap': VIDEO

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Ted Haggard and Gary Busey swapped wives last night on Celebrity Wife Swap.

After she read Gayle Haggard's book, Ted assured Gary Busey's fiancee Steffanie Sampson that they don't believe gay people are Satan:

"No, we've never thought that."

Haggard goes on to tell her that he believes in civil unions.

Watch that clip, and another in which Gayle lays out the rules, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Ted Haggard to Trade Wives with Gary Busey on 'Celebrity Wife Swap'

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Ted Haggard will be swapping wives with Gary Busey on Celebrity Wife Swap, and for some unexplained reason they are shooting at the GLBT Pride Center in Colorado Springs, according to The Gazette:

The premise is simple: Haggard and Busey will swap wives for a short time. The first couple of days, the husbands make the rules for their new “spouses.” After that, the wives take charge. The fun could come from the conflict between Haggard and his reality wife (no word if it’s Busey's fiancée and mother of his new son, or one of his ex-wives), whom sources say is a spiritual woman but not a fan of organized religion.

On the surface, it might seem like an unlikely pairing, but there are several surprising parallels between Busey and Haggard.  Busey is a born-again Christian and active minister with Promise Keepers, and Haggard has returned to the ministry as pastor of St. James, a new nondenominational Christian church in Colorado Springs.

(via gawker image via gq profile)


Photo: Ted Haggard's Family Hot Tub Party

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Includes plenty of hetero PDA, and uncomfortable children.

From the GQ profile containing his bisexual confession.

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Ted Haggard: I'm Bisexual, and I Used Meth

The ever-evolving Ted Haggard, who previously admitted to buying meth but said he threw it away and in January of last year called himself a "heterosexual with issues", lets GQ writer Kevin Roose in on a few details in a new profile:

Haggard When Gayle leaves to pick up lunch from a nearby Italian joint, I mention that I visited Mike Jones in Denver. Ted tenses and preemptively begins debunking Jones's claims again—no sex, no repeat massages, no kinky stuff. He admits that he bought drugs from Jones "five or six times" but maintains that he wasn't an addict.

"Sometimes I'd throw it away," he says. "Other times, I'd go someplace and masturbate and use it. But it was for masturbation. And that's one of the reasons why I haven't been real clear. I don't want to stand up publicly and say, 'Hey, I'm a masturbation guy!'

"You know, that's really the core issue here," he continues, lowering his voice. "I bought the drugs to enhance masturbation. Because what crystal meth does—Mike taught me this—crystal meth makes it so you don't ejaculate soon. So you can watch porn and masturbate for a long time."

He's also not a heterosexual with issues:

"Here's where I really am on this issue," he half whispers. "I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual." After a weekend of Ted trying to convince me of his unambiguous devotion to his wife and kids, I'm at first too surprised to say anything.

"So why not now?" I ask finally.

"Because, Kevin, I'm 54, with children, with a belief system, and I can have enforced boundaries in my life. Just like you're a heterosexual but you don't have sex with every woman that you're attracted to, so I can be who I am and exclusively have sex with my wife and be perfectly satisfied."

"But what does it have to do with being 54?"

"Life!" he says. "We live an ordinary life."

The Last Temptation of Ted [GQ]


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