Ted Haggard: From ministry, to scandal, to ‘Celebrity Wife Swap’
I’ve always thought that some mega church pastors and priests were just con men in robes, but that some were sincere in their beliefs and their wishes for their congregations. The older I get, the more that pool of sincere evangelicals diminishes…
An appearance on ABC’s Celebrity Wife Swap show is not the traditional way restore the image of a troubled evangelical pastor.
But, scandalized former mega-church pastor Ted Haggard has confirmed that he will be swapping partners with actor Gary Busey on the show, adding another twist to Haggard’s unorthodox public life which was tainted when he admitted to ‘sexual immorality’ with a male escort and to purchasing crystal meth.
Today, “Pastor Ted” has had a media presence that raises him to the status of celebrity, at least in the eyes of reality TV producers.