This just in: According to the A.P., the Rev. Ted Haggard, who heads up the influential National Association of Evangelicals, a vocal opponent of marriage equality, has just resigned amid allegations that he paid for sex with another man.
Mike Jones, the man who says he slept with Haggard repeatedly over the course of three years, claims that he has voice mail from Haggard that corroborates their relationship. Haggard has denied the allegations.
I certainly don't know whether Jones' allegations are true. Assuming for the moment that they are, I admit to having mixed emotions about this story. Part of me is spitefully gleeful at the unveiling of a hypocrite. Part of me just feels sorry for Haggard: like Mark Foley, it sounds as if he's been consumed by self-loathing.
What are your thoughts?