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You Have An Obligation to Be Honest With Yourself and Your Partner

I am not, in any way, saying that a married person should cheat on his or her spouse. I do, however, believe that people whose sexual orientation is one of attraction to their own sex, who are with an opposite-sex partner, have an obligation to be honest with themselves and their partners.

Treating Your Partner With Dignity and Respect Requires Honesty

If you realize, or finally face the fact, that you are attracted to others of your own sex, you have every reason to be honest with yourself first and then your partner. It is wrong to live a lie and cheat on the person who loves you. Treating the heterosexual partner with dignity and respect requires that he or she be allowed to know what is going on, so they can decide whether or not they want to remain in the marriage.

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related – “Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual” – by Roy Zimmerman

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Forcing a Person to Live a Lie is a Horrible Abuse

I think it’s a shame that Ted Haggard has chosen to present himself as the ‘victim’. He IS a victim, in a way, but not in the way he says. I totally believe that forcing a person to live a lie is a horrible abuse. It is clear that Ted Haggard did not choose to be attracted to men, but he is. It is clear that this man has struggled to deny his attraction to men.

His Beliefs Betray Him

But, his belief system requires him to believe NOT that it is his God-given sexual orientation, but rather, that it is a sin that God hates. I don’t doubt that he has been a victim in his life, most likely of emotional abuse that was great enough to force him to hide from himself. Until recently, he succeeded in his hiding his sexuality, at least publicly. But, because of the lie he forced himself to live, he chose ’sexual immorality’ rather than honesty with himself and his wife.

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related – “Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual” – by Roy Zimmerman

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Living in a World Where Honesty Was Not Allowed

It is clear that Mr. Haggard has spent his life trying to succeed in a world where he would never have had a chance if he had been honest about his sexuality. It’s a shame, because his humiliation has surely been scalding and jagged. And, his poor family has been dragged through a terrible mess.

It Could Have Been So Different

It could have been so different if he had been allowed to acknowledge and accept his sexual orientation from an early age. This past year could have been different, too, if he had been encouraged to be honest with himself and his wife rather than being pressured by the anti-gay forces all around him to deny his sexuality and reinforce the ‘heterosexual’ lie he has tried to live.

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related – “Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual” – by Roy Zimmerman

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The Heartbreak of Ted Haggard’s Situation

It’s been almost a year since I last commented about Ted Haggard and the heartbreaking situation he is in. I think it’s a shame that his church is so invested in keeping their public image intact that they pressured him to confess ’sexual immorality’, but would not encourage or allow him to publicly acknowledge that he is homosexual.

Bullying, Emotional Abuse and the Immorality of Church Leaders

I think it’s a travesty. It’s shameful that they did not allow him to just be honest and “come out”, so that he and his wife could get on with their lives. Their insistence on him being ‘counseled’ and ‘restored’ was nothing short of bullying and abuse. Maybe they actually believed in what they did to him, I don’t know, but it was morally wrong.

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related – “Ted Haggard Is Completely Heterosexual” – by Roy Zimmerman

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Advice from the Bush girls to the Obama girls:

… “magical place” called the White House …  “go to anything and everything you possibly can.” “Just go. Four years goes by so fast, so absorb it all, enjoy it all!”

_Surround yourselves with loyal friends.

_Trick-or-treat down the plane aisle if you’re traveling on Halloween.

_Cherish your pets “because sometimes you’ll need the quiet comfort that only animals can provide.”

_”Slide down the banister of the solarium, go to T-ball games, have swimming parties, and play Sardines on the White House lawn. Have fun and enjoy your childhood in such a magical place to live and play.”

“… our most important piece of advice: remember who your dad really is.”

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Photos of our most recent former President making his final departure.

Exit Bush (SLIDESHOW)

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related:
At Noon on Jan. 20, Lots of Things Turned to Pumpkins

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BREAKING: Bush Pardons Osama bin Laden

Here are a few sentences:


BREAKING: Bush Pardons Osama bin Laden

David Rees

Posted January 19, 2009 | 10:55 PM (EST)

WASHINGTON, DC: In a stunning late-hour development, President George W. Bush has granted Osama bin Laden a pardon for the murder of more than 2,700 Americans in the fall of 2001.

“This kinda came out of nowhere,” said a White House aide who requested anonymity. “I wouldn’t have put bin Laden on the short list myself. On the other hand, maybe this is the president’s way of finding closure. Because … y’know … he wasn’t actually able to kill bin Laden, or capture him, or even keep him from making all those (expletive) videos. …”

Now, read it all on Huffington Post.

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