The revelation that an evangelical leader was engaging in homosexual behavior and purchased illegal drugs has got the media and the left in a fit of giggles. They love nothing more than to see a supposed virtous man fallen.
I'm currently reading the book, Do as I say, Not as I do (profiles in liberal hypocrisy), which is an interesting read (a little dry) but the author makes a very profound statement at the begininng:
(paraphrased) When a conservative violates his public stance of morality it is always to his/her detriment. The drugs, gay sex, theft, etc hurt the conservative and he/she recognizes that. On the other hand when a liberal violates his/her public stance of morality (don't pollute, corporations are bad/unions are good) is improves the life of the liberal. Not using a Union shop to film or produce movies means that Michael Moore can stay on budget for example.
The preacher who has been accused of having gay sex and admits to buying meth is being ridiculed by the liberals for his wrongdoings. I say wrongdoings because when a conservative does them they become wrong, anyone else and the liberal media would accuse anyone harrassing the person of a hate crime.
While the liberals are content to teach schoolchildren in public schools precisely how to clean their dirty heroin needles they are incensed that a God fearing man could possibly sin. No word on whether or not Haggard would have been able to use a (liberal supported) taxpayer funded needle exchange program if he needed something to shoot up with.
As for the homosexual behavior, I'm glad to see that the media and the left are treating it like the vice that it is. Maybe they will realize that drug use and homosexuality aren't something to be excused or justified but are serious problems for our society.
Haggard says what he did hurt him. We should take a lesson from that.