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Evangelicals like Haggard are foisting evidence falsehoods on their flock. The evangelicals are denying scientific evidence just to support bronze-age myths. Richard Dawkins, The Root of All Evil? The God Delusion, Channel 4 2006
I’m a born-again Q. Star Trek: Voyager s2e18: Death Wish
One of this nation’s most prominent evangelical pastors is making stunning new admissions about his private life: the Reverend Ted Haggard said in an interview today that he bought crystal meth from Mike Jones, the male prostitute who says Haggard paid him for sex. News bulletin 3 November 2006
You do understand that this issue right here of intellectual arrogance is the reason why people like you have a difficult problem with people of faith. I don’t communicate an air of superiority over the people because I know so much more. And if you only read the books I know. And if you only knew the scientists I knew, you would be great like me ... Please, don’t be arrogant. Ted Haggard, attempted interview by Professor Richard Dawkins
I was a dog and worthless, an awful person, and then I sat down and talked with some experienced therapists and they were able to say, Oh we can walk you through that. Ted Haggard
Kids are everything – they love the evangelical message. Ted Haggard, cited Heidi Ewing & Rachel Grady, Jesus Camp 2006
I am a deceiver and a liar. Ted Haggard
We have been exiled permanently from the state of Colorado. Ted Haggard
Churches aren’t just spiritual bodies, they are corporations. Ted Haggard
I’ve struggled and continue to struggle from time to time with same sex attraction. Ted Haggard
My sexual addiction was no different from someone suffering from alcoholism. Ted Haggard
There is a part of my life that is so repulsive and dark that I’ve been warring against it all of my adult life. Ted Haggard
I am a loser, a first-class loser. Ted Haggard
As the Head of the National Association of Evangelicals, he spoke for 30 million people and was at the top of his game. The Trials of Ted Haggard
Pastor Ted is trying to sell life insurance. ibid.
Haggard says he is now ‘completely heterosexual’. Denver Post
Reverend [Ted] Haggard was frequently at the White House and a big fan of President Bush, who he described as tanned, subtle and firm where it counts. Bill Maher
Reverend Haggard’s plight led many to ask, Is it genetic? I mean can a man actually be born a hypocrite? ibid.
They’re selling the same thing: fear. ibid.
I think evangelicals would do better if they concentrated less on bolstering the formal authority of the Scripture – which I certainly would want to affirm – and more on displaying how biblical texts can shape lives in salutary ways, how they are fruitful texts, how they are texts one can live according to. Miroslav Volf
Evangelical Christianity was on the march. But it wasn’t quite the finished product. That would happen in England ... His name was John Wesley. Bristol in the west of England is one of the founding centres of a denomination that would turn the Moravian dream into a reality – Methodism ... Wesley met the Moravians in 1775 on board ship ... A fairly methodical way of trying to achieve holiness. And early on, someone, without apparently friendly intent, called them Methodists. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, BBC 2004
The Evangelic message reached all levels of society ... In the new world Protestantism would triumph. In America there is a bewildering range of Protestant denominations ... Evangelical Protestantism now swept through America. ibid.
Agents of intolerance. John McCain
There are between fifty and eighty million Evangelical Christians in America. Friends of God, HBO 2007
In 2004 78% of Evangelicals voted for President Bush. ibid.
The Church is the only hope for the recovery of this country. ibid. Jerry Falwell
We’re living in an era where there seems to be no foundational morality. ibid. Rick Scarborough’s sermon
We are happy because we’ve settled some core issues. ibid. Ted Haggard
Evangelicals have the best sex life of any other group. ibid.
Evangelicalism has taken the Extrovert Ideal to its logical extreme ... If you don’t love Jesus out loud, then it must not be real love. It’s not enough to forge your own spiritual connection to the divine; it must be displayed publicly. Susan Cain, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Pastor Ted and other evangelical pastors I hear about in the media seem to perceive just about everything to be a threat against Christianity. Evolution is a threat. Gay marriage is a threat. A swear word uttered accidentally on television is a threat. Democrats are a threat. And so on.
I don’t see how any of these things pose a threat against Christianity. If someone disagrees with you about politics, or social issues, or the matter of origins, isn’t that just democracy and free speech in action? How do opposing viewpoints constitute a threat? Hemant Mehta, ‘I Sold My Soul on eBay: Viewing Faith through an Atheist’s Eyes’
The evangelical with his ‘minority complex’ often forgets that he is part of a massive historical movement much larger than his own kind of church. Catholic and Protestant thought of various sorts, and Eastern Orthodoxy, can all be of help, for they share with him the basics of Biblical theism. The evangelical tends to see himself today standing alone, he supposes that nobody ever faced such issues as he now faces, and he therefore thinks in a vacuum. Arthur F Holmes, All Truth is God’s Truth
A significant fraction of evangelical voters appear more likely to ignore the candidates’ specific economic and foreign policy platforms in favour of concerns about gay marriage or abortion. Lawrence M Krauss
‘I have specifically been called to be this evangelist and … evangelise the Amish people.’ Amish: Out of Order VI: Change of Faith, Evangelist bloke
‘A Mennonite guy came by the car dealership where I work: he wanted my help to evangelise ex-Amish kids.’ ibid. Mose
Old Mr Clare was a clergyman of a type which, within the last twenty years, has wellnigh dropped out of contemporary life. A spiritual descendant in the direct line from Wycliff, Huss, Luther, Calvin; an Evangelical of the Evangelicals, a Conversionist, a man of Apostolic simplicity in life and thought, he had in his raw youth made up his mind once for all on the deeper questions of existence, and admitted no further reasoning on them thenceforth. Thomas Hardy, Tess of the d'Urbervilles
And all across the nation for the past four years the little creature has been going up and down winning lost humanity with the message of the master. At this time let me introduce to you little Marjoe. Marjoe, 1972, opening scene
The Lord called me to preach when I was four years old. ibid.
Evangelist, 4, adds marriage to his duties. ibid. article
I want you to get out the largest bill that you have right now … ibid. adult Marjoe preaching
It [money bag] sure ain’t as heavy as it used to be in the old days. ibid. adult Marjoe counting readies in hotel room
About three million dollars from the time I was four to fourteen. I’ve no idea what happened to that money. ibid.
When I awoke I was seeing a vision … ibid. adult Marjoe preaching
Would you get out your cheque book tonight … ibid.
This is a business … The guys that have the gimmicks get the big meetings. ibid. hotel room Marjoe