We might have an interesting story. Ted says, listen Eddie, "Nobody's guilty until the court says he's guilty." Eddie responds with, “But your career was flushed down the toilet as soon as the allegations surfaced!” That’s the real story. With Haggard as his guide, “Bishop” Eddie long has about 20 days left in his career.
Ted Haggard had this to say:
Haggard, who was a superstar among the Christian right until a gay sex scandal forced him to resign from his Colorado church, told AOL News that Long deserves a fair hearing. If the accusations are false, Haggard said, Long will survive the ordeal. "The bishop is surrounded by people that will counsel him well," he said.
I’m not sure this will give Long hope. Haggard was cast out of his church, financially ruined, lost his accumulated riches, and had to sell insurance door-to-door. All on the advice of his handlers who sought to limit the damage to the financial empire known as “The Church”.
It’s going to be a feeding frenzy. The next pastor in line is looking at Long’s Bentley and thinking, that could be mine.