Ted Haggard. And what do you get when you mix Ted Haggard with a quest for publicity? Ted Haggard on ABC’s ‘Wife Swap’.
[Haggard] has agreed to star in the new, celebrity version of ABC’s reality-TV series “Wife Swap.” He’s going to swap wives with Gary Busey. Seriously. You can’t make this stuff up. ABC confirmed Haggard had been cast in the celebrity version of its long-running “Wife Swap” show in which people, well, swap wives, but only for a relatively short period of time. Tension and hilarity ensue, some tears are shed, and a good time is had by all.
And what’s it all mean? It means that Ted isn’t just willing to buy meth and male escorts, he’s also willing to sell himself for fame. He’s a publicity whore and ABC is pimping him out to a leering public happy to watch the trainwreck in action.
So all Haggard’s talk of repentance and restoration are as big a lie as his claimed heterosexuality. Were he truly repentant humility would manifest itself and the LAST thing he would do would be to cash in on his fame for being a disgrace.
But he is a disgrace. And that, at the end of the day, is exactly what you get when you combing meth and mega-church and homosexuality.
- Ted Haggard will swap wives with Gary Busey on reality show (washingtonpost.com)