I have not posted for a while but today's news has dragged me back to the keyboard. And now that my hysterical laughter has subsided slightly I find myself able to type again. The news is that a top-level Evangelical pastor, Ted Haggard, has been accused of having sex with a male prostitute as well as buying methamphetamine from him. Earlier today he admitted to buying the meth, but denied the sex and stated that he had thrown the meth away without using it. Supposedly he was with the male prostitute in the first place to have a massage. WHAT A LOAD OF SHIT! The unending hypocrisy of these people makes my spleen want to implode. He threw away the meth just like my manhood plays Jingle Bells. And what if he did? Buying it with the intention of using it is no different to actually using it, for a man in his position, with his supposed beliefs. Though I can't prove it, I am pretty damn certain he also shtupped the guy. This asshole is the president of the National Association of Evangelicals -- a group representing more than 45,000 churches and 30 million people - and he does not go to male prostitutes for a massage. He goes to them for blow jobs. Obviously I have no evidence for that, but it's my blog so piss off if you don't like my conclusions! Now, don't get me wrong. I have no problem with any guy shtupping another guy. Have at it, with male prostitutes or pool boys or whatever tickles your fancy. What I have a problem with is walking out of your sordid love nest and campaigning and voting against gay rights or same sex marriages or preaching to your cult following about the furnaces of Hell that await dirty homosexuals. I have a problem with hypocrisy. I have a major problem with the power that these people hold in this country, care of one of their psychotic number being in residence in Pennsylvania Avenue. I have a problem with how insanely religious this country is becoming. The Pilgrims came here in the first place for religious freedom, but nowadays woe betide you if your religion happens to be "none of the above". Good luck to any political candidate for any major office who comes out as an Atheist or Agnostic. In 2001 the percentage of adults in the US identifying themselves as of one religion or another was 85%. Which makes it self-evident that the majority of the thousands of adulterers and fornicators and rapists and murderers and directors of Enron out there are all religious and are thus also hypocritical scumbags. "Sin" all you like, but don't then be a deceitful prick and bitch about Clinton, or your new neighbor down the street who got caught cheating on his wife, or the old one who enjoys a few too may drinks. Don't go around back-slapping each other with your fellow tight-ass religious friends who have mostly all dipped into the trough of sin, or dived headfirst into it. We're human. It's what we do. But you get a lot more respect from me if you just do it and keep your mouth shut before more hypocritical bile oozes from your lips about others. Most of all though, don't stand up on an altar and damn all those other sinners to Hell while your crack pipe is still warm in your pocket or the musky aroma of your boyfriend is still all over your sweaty body. He who is without sin, cast the first stone. He who is not, kindly shut the fuck up.