Tag Archives: scandal

Mike Jones Is Pissed Off

Mike Jones, the man who first exposed Ted Haggard, just posted this emotional video to condemn the New Life Church and members of the gay community who have ostracized him since the scandal first broke. Most of my anger is at New Life Church. For over two years, I have suffered being all alone out there, taking all the heat ...

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Truth Wins Out Calls For Resignation Over Hush Money Paid To Haggard’s Boyfriend

Truth Wins Out, the anti-“ex-gay” organization headed by Wayne Besen, is calling for an investigation into New Life Church for paying hush money to the young man who last week revealed a longtime sexual relationship with disgraced evangelical Ted Haggard. Besen further calls for the resignation of Haggard’s replacement, Pastor Brady Boyd. Truth Wins Out (TWO) today called on Colorado ...

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Beau Breedlove Talks

In an interview published in today’s Oregonian, Beau Breedlove tells his side of the Sam Adams story and says that their relationship “crossed the line” earlier than Adams has said. The former legislative intern at the center of the controversy involving Portland Mayor Sam Adams says Adams kissed him twice when he was 17 and that their relationship had “crossed ...

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Portland Rallies For Sam Adams

Several hundred supporters of Portland mayor Sam Adams gathered on Friday night to call on Adams to stay in office. Sex advice columnist Dan Savage was among the speakers and he has photos from the event here.

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Sam Adams Mulling Resignation

Beleaguered Portland mayor Sam Adams has announced that he will make a decision on whether to resign within a few days. Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who admitted lying about a 2005 sexual relationship with an 18-year-old boy, says Portlanders should know “within days” whether he will resign. Adams did not appear in public Thursday but told The Oregonian he spent ...

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Police To Investigate Portland Mayor Sam Adams Over Relationship With Staffer

The situation for Portland’s openly gay mayor Sam Adams has gotten more dire, as the state attorney general has begun a police investigation into his relationship with his then teenage staffer. Oregon’s attorney general has agreed to investigate Portland Mayor Sam Adams, who has admitted he lied to cover up an affair with a teenager in 2005. Adams took office ...

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Portland Paper Call For Adams Resignation

The Portland Oregonian today published an editorial calling for the resignation of openly gay Mayor Sam Adams in the wake of his admission of a sexual relationship with a then teenage former staffer. Adams said this week that he lied because he did not think voters would believe him if he said that his relationship with Breedlove was not illegal. ...

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Portland TV On Adams Controversy

Adams is in DC for the inauguration. Despite all the inauguration hoopla, his story is dominating the Portland media.

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Portland Oregon’s Gay Mayor Sam Adams Admits Sexual Relationship With Teenage Former Staffer In 2005

Portland, Oregon’s just-inducted openly gay mayor, Sam Adams, 44, has confessed to having had a sexual relationship with teenage former staffer Beau Breedlove in 2005. Adams was a county commissioner at the time. Although Adams and Breedlove met when the teen was 17 years old, Adams maintains that he and Breedlove did not have sex until Breedlove was 18. Adams ...

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Ohio’s Former Faith-Based Programs Head Busted On Pimping Charge

Pimpin’ ho’s makes dat baby Jeebus cry, yo. The former head of faith-based programs in Ohio was arrested Wednesday on charges he promoted prostitution, local news organizations report. WCMH-TV reports that Robert McFadden, director of the Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives under Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland until October 2007, faces seven felony charges, including promotion of prostitution. He is ...

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Advice For Bernie Madoff

Somebody outside uberscammer Bernie Madoff’s zillion dollar UES penthouse wants him to do the right thing. Madoff remains under house arrest despite being the single greatest con artist in American (world?) history. (Via Jen Chung @ Gothamist.)

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Blago Impeached

Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich was impeached by the state legislature today by a vote of 141-1. The measure only needed 60 votes to pass. Legislators accused the second-term Democratic governor of letting down the people of Illinois by letting ego and ambition drive his decisions. “It’s our duty to clean up the mess and stop the freak show that’s become ...

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Richardson Withdraws From Obama Cabinet Over Investigation

Citing the unfolding investigation of a company that had business dealings with his New Mexico administration, Gov. Bill Richardson has withdrawn his name as Barack Obama’s Secretary of Commerce. “Let me say unequivocally that I and my Administration have acted properly in all matters and that this investigation will bear out that fact,” he said Sunday in a report by ...

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Blago Makes His Senate Pick

Disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is somehow barreling forward and will today name Attorney General Roland Burris to fill the Senate seat vacated by Barack Obama. But the pick may not stick. The action comes despite warnings by Democratic Senate leaders that they would not seat anyone appointed by the disgraced governor who faces criminal charges of trying to sell ...

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Blago’s Terrible Hair Declares Itself Innocent Of Everything

Via HuffPo: Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich defiantly proclaimed his innocence Friday and said that he will not let a “political lynch mob” force him to resign. “I will fight. I will fight. I will fight until I take my last breath,” Blagojevich said in his first official statement since being arrested last week on federal corruption charges. “And I’m not ...

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The Trials Of Ted Haggard

A new documentary about Ted Haggard’s post-scandal life is coming next month from HBO and Haggard will help the network promote it. Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard has agreed to help promote a new documentary following his life in exile after a 2006 sex scandal — no longer bound by an agreement with his former church that prohibited him from ...

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Obama Says Blago Should Resign

Barack Obama says disgraced Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich should resign. President-elect Barack Obama is calling for Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich to resign. Obama spokesman Robert Gibbs says the president-elect agrees with other prominent politicians that “under the current circumstances, it is difficult for the governor to effectively do his job and serve the people of Illinois.” In response to questions ...

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Senate Seat For Sale, Barely Used

Best bit: “Seller History: Blagojevich has been a scumbag for a long time.” Also: “End Time Of Sale: Better be quick, I may be going to prison.” The sale was quickly pulled from eBay, of course.

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No Appeal For Larry Craig

A Minnesota court has refused to allow former Sen. Larry “Wide Stance” Craig to withdraw his guilty plea from his sex-sting arrest in the Minneapolis airport. Craig responds: “I am extremely disappointed by the action of the Minnesota Court of Appeals,” Craig (R-ID) said in a statement. “I disagree with their conclusion and remain steadfast in my belief that nothing ...

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