We noted yesterday that non-gay former televangelist Ted Haggard said he had a “big announcement” coming today. And now we know what it is. Haggard is starting a new church that will welcome gays but not accept gay marriages. It’s a little unclear to me from the announcement whether Haggard is actually turning over a new leaf and just can’t quite get his head around gay marriage or whether this is just another angle on offering kinder gentler ‘cures’ for homosexuality.
Maybe it’s a gay version of the “half-way covenant” the New Englanders came up with back in the middle of the 17th century for people who were semi-saved.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.