Ted Haggard and Family to Talk About His Gay Sex Scandal and More on TLC Reality Special

Just about anybody can be on TV these days….

Controversial evangelical preacher Ted Haggard will be coming out with his own show on TLC.

According to our buddies over at Pop Eater, the one-hour reality special titled “Ted Haggard: Scandalous” will show how the pastor and his family have rebuilt their lives ever since his epic fall.

In 2006, Ted was caught having an affair with a male prostitute and admitted to being hooked on crystal-meth. At the time he was the head of the National Association of Evangelicals…..and was leading 30 million followers across 45,000 churches. Now, he hopes to show everyone a new chapter in his life and prove that anyone can overcome their struggles.

“My family and I endured the darkest hours imaginable in the public spotlight, and have spent the last four years fighting and struggling to rebuild our lives, our faith and our family. Showing the world the new chapter of our lives will hopefully inspire others to find their own path to overcome their struggles and embrace the power of acceptance. The church is open to all, even those who have committed the darkest sins,”  Haggard released in a statement.

The special airs January 16th. It’s possible that the show will be turned into a series if the special gets good ratings.

Hopefully this won’t turn out to be weird… But then again, that’s what reality TV is all about right?

Your thoughts on this?

  • Billy Wingarden

    When he rebuilds his hatred of gay people into real love and acceptance of people (btw just like him), then we’ll listen.

    Remember a kid who couldn’t take the hatred any more that was spewed by Ted Haggard. that poor kid broke, and took a gun into the church after haggard was gone. Killed a couple people. then if I remember correctly, he went to another church and shot a couple more people, and was himself killed by some armed people.

    5-6 people murdered because of Haggard, who didn’t have the guts to admit who he was. And still is.

    We shall see what he has to say………..

    And haggard types are the most common of the vicious homophobes. Take George Reker, a founder of the hate group “Family Research council”.

    who got caught taking a “rent-a-boy male prostitute to Europe to carry his baggage” Well Reker was captured on video cameras at the airport flinging about 6 large heavy bags onto a cart.

    The only baggage the kid carried was haggards package, which someone admitted he massaged.