Sunday, February 08, 2009

Ted Haggard's "Party Formula" and More

In this clip from my interview last week with Grant Haas he tells me that Ted Haggard was using drugs much more than what Haggard has implied, sometimes being high from the pulpit and traveling while doing the "party formula," which he describes as crystal meth, Viagra and poppers. (It should be noted that medical authorities have called the combination of poppers -- amyl nitrate -- and Viagra potentially lethal, as it can drop blood pressure to dangerously low levels, causing stroke, heart attack and death; several such cases have been reported.)

Haggard, according to Haas, would do his formula and connect with men online or masturbate alone for hours to gay porn. Haas describes him going and back and forth from repenting and giving up his "sin" -- including his favorite gay porn film, "Greek Holiday" -- to then going right back to his compulsive, secretive sexual behavior.

During his repenting moments, Haas said, Haggard would also try to to counsel Haas, a young man struggling to come to terms with his own homosexuality. During one such moment Haggard, Haas said, actually urged Haas to date and perhaps eventually marry his own daughter, thus trying to match his daughter up with someone he knew to be confused, like Haggard himself, about his sexual orientation.

Note: There are more clips from the Grant Haas interview here and here.

Note: There are more clips from the Grant Haas interview here and here.