Monday, December 11, 2006

This is almost comical.

Freddie Mercury would appreciate this -- another one bites the dust:

In a tearful videotaped message Sunday to his congregation, the senior pastor of a thriving evangelical megachurch in south metro Denver confessed to sexual relations with other men and announced he had voluntarily resigned his pulpit.

A month ago, the Rev. Paul Barnes of Grace Chapel in Douglas County preached to his 2,100-member congregation about integrity and grace in the aftermath of the Ted Haggard drugs-and-gay-sex scandal.

Now, the 54-year-old Barnes joins Haggard as a fallen evangelical minister who preached that homosexuality was a sin but grappled with a hidden life.

Don't worry, Paul -- Jesus will forgive you. I mean, come on -- we're talking about someone who hung around with 12 guys in loose-fitting robes. What's not to forgive?

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