–Aloysius, our Executive Director of Sports Information here at Everyone’s Entitled to Joe’s Opinion, welcomes you to this week’s edition of the Monday Melange, the Creepy Pastors Edition. Once again Aloysius is a little out of his field, but that has never stopped him from offering an opinion if he is so inclined. And when it comes to creepy pastors, he is especially inclined.
First he would like to direct your attention to Ted Haggard, who will be appearing with Gary Busey on Celebrity Wife Swap. For those of you who don’t know, Ted Haggard was pastor of a large church out in Colorado Springs and a prominent evangelical political figure on the order of James Dobson or Pat Robertson or Jerry Falwell, until a nice juicy scandal involving drugs, queer sex, and a massage therapist forced him to resign back in 2006. Haggard laid low for a couple of years but now he’s back in the old neighborhood. Somehow it seems appropriate that he is now on Celebrity Wife Swap.
Aloysius says, “Somewhere out there Jerry Springer has got to be kicking himself for not coming up with something this sordid.”
—Rob Bell is leaving Mars Hill up in Michigan (not to be confused with Mark Driscoll’s Mars Hill out in Seattle). He and his family will be moving out to California to work on some projects, which Bell does not care to elaborate on at this time.
Aloysius says, “What kind of projects? A time warp machine? A machine to replicate Austin Powers’ mojo? A machine to turn the BCS into a sensible and viable means of choosing a champion in college football?”
Bell is best known as the author of that book about heaven and hell which all the most respected names in evangelicalism do not want you to read but people are reading anyway. Don’t know which book? Then what rock have you been hiding under the last several months?