This Couldn’t Possibly Be Awkward

Mike Jones, the male escort who outed evangelical leader Ted Haggard, is back in the news.

Jones was doing some research for his forthcoming book (published by Seven Stories Press) and visited New Life Church to get a first-hand account of what it’s like in there. He said of his visit:

“It wasn’t to rub anyone’s face in it by any means. I was wanting to get some perspective, to see where they are coming from, what the magnet is.”

(It is here that other bloggers might make comments about the sexual innuendo overload in the preceding sentence. But I will do no such thing.)

Associate pastor Rob Brendle appreciated Jones’ visit and had only kind words for him:

“I told Mike, ‘I don’t want to impose my religious beliefs on you, but I believe God used you to correct us…’ The church’s response to him was overwhelmingly warm. One of the wonderful and enduring truths of Christianity is to love people the world sets up to be your enemies.”

(And in case you were wondering: Yes, the sole purpose of this posting was to provide links to Urban Dictionary.)



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