Loathes and Fishes
Remember the Preacher in "Jesus Camp" that made you squirm in your seat? Somehow, when he spoke with one of the young boys in the movie, he just seemed a little cross eyed or something. Just looking at him made me feel icky.
Well, he made news today.
Senior U.S. evangelical resigns over sex scandal
By Keith Coffman
Nov 2, 2006 — COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - The president of the U.S. National Association of Evangelicals, who has had regular talks with the White House and vocally opposes gay marriage, resigned on Thursday after being accused of having a sexual relationship with a male escort.
Ted Haggard, who denied the accusation, also temporarily stepped down as senior pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, the church said in a statement.
"I've never had a gay relationship with anyone," Haggard said in an interview with Denver television station KUSA on Wednesday night. "I'm steady with my wife. I'm faithful to my wife."
The New Life Church statement quoted Haggard as saying he could "not continue to minister under the cloud created by the accusations."
The former prostitute, Mike Jones, 49, of Denver, went public with the accusations on Tuesday, saying he felt compelled to do so because he believes Haggard, a strong opponent of same-sex unions, has been hypocritical.
Haggard supports a proposed amendment to the Colorado constitution that defines marriage as between one man and one woman. Colorado voters will decide on that issue next week when they vote in the congressional elections. "
I guess it's OK to have sex with a male prostitute, but marriage is out of the question. Smoking speed is definitely in though.
Then there was also this story.
Overfishing, pollution threaten world's oceans
San Francisco Chronicle Science Editor
The world's oceans are under increasing assault from overfishing, pollution and global warming that threatens to wipe out vital fisheries and create a crisis for human food supplies before the middle of this century, an international team of scientists is warning.
There is still time to reverse the trend, the researchers say, but only if quick action protects depleted fisheries more effectively and saves ocean habitats by creating new marine reserves.
The biologists and economists worked together over four years and reached their conclusions after poring over an immense quantity of data detailing every conceivable threat to marine biodiversity and the effectiveness of efforts to reverse the downward trend.
Their report is published today in the Journal Science.
Already, the researchers found, about 90 percent of all the fish and seafood species in the world's oceans have been depleted within the past century, meaning that their annual catch has been cut at least in half. Of those, 38 percent have collapsed, meaning that their populations have plunged by more than 90 percent -- a road to possible extinction without intensified efforts at protection, the researchers said.
"Unless we fundamentally change the way we manage all the oceans species together, as working ecosystems, then this century is the last century of wild seafood," more
A Leading Evangelical Preacher preaches hate while he pays for gay sex,
Meanwhile, the World's Oceans are found to be in Peril,
And the Climate is on the verge of a Tipping Point,
And our leaders are clueless.
If this setup was a movie script,
It would be returned to the screenplay writer for a rewrite.