Saturday, January 31, 2009

cast the first stone


this was forwarded to me by a friend. as i read it, i felt overwhelmed different emotions. curiosity drove me to look at the link. "pastor" and "relationship with... man" were the words that struck me.

reading the article, i started to feel repulsed by the pastor. he was condemning homosexual sex. he was the president of an evangelical association, for crying out loud. and he was also this lecherous adult, encouraging a 20yo to 'have fun on the side'. such hypocrisy.

then i started to feel empathy. yes, i actually knew what he was going through. i have chronicled my own struggle with these 'drives'. i know how it feels to feel so powerless, even as i knew how wrong it was, according to my faith. i stopped condemning him and realized that he was not too different from me.

then it became fear. i have my own skeletons in the corporate closet. and if something like this got out for him, it could very well happen to cc. of course, im not famous or anything. but i do have my circles. and within those circles, talk could be vicious.

in the end, i could not cast a stone against the poor pastor.

http://www.cnn.com/2009/US/01/29/lkl.ted.haggard/index.html#cnnSTCText

6 comments:

Ming Meows said...

cc, i saw ur pic na. but don't worry i will only keep it to myself.

Anonymous said...

when he was a pastor he was vocally homophobic while having 2 (that we know of)homosexual relationships. at first he denied and lied about them but now according to him he is "cured" of his homosexuality. what confound me are the ignorance and the fanaticism of the evangilicals.

lobster-tony said...

It's fitting that his name is Haggard....

realscore said...

I just remembered Tito Ansel Beluso!....hope you also knew him...

Anonymous said...

hello there cc. ive been an avid reader of ur blog for quite some time now.. hopefully i'd get to meet u once im there. im from cebu by the way. thanks

closet case said...

hey m_m! really? well... thanks.

yeah, i know anonymous one. each to his own, i guess. he still refuses to accept the 'gay' label

right you are, lobster! hehe

hi realscore! yes i remember him! though i dont know him personally. hehehe

hi anonymous one. perhaps you shouldnt remain anonymous? thanks for being an avid reader!