I don't watch Oprah anymore. In fact I try to stay as far away from her and her philosophies as I can, but I do wish I saw her with Ted Haggard recently. Did anyone see that show?
A friend shared with me the following article printed in the Charisma magazine and I thought this viewpoint was interesting. Here it is:
Last week former Colorado pastor Ted Haggard hit the talk show circuit to promote the new HBO documentary about his fall from grace, The Trials of Ted Haggard. I’ll admit I wasn’t too excited about Haggard going public with the story of his relationship with a male prostitute, but there was a bright spot amid the awkward interviews. When Ted and his wife, Gayle, appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show Jan. 28, Gayle dared to defy Oprah and her audience.
Oprah tried her best to pin Ted down and get him to admit he is a homosexual. Ted balked, saying that his sexuality is complicated. He explained that he had sexual experiences in the seventh grade that confused him. He spoke of sexual impulses that he struggled with but didn’t act on until he hit 50.
Oprah told Ted, who is now 52, that he should just accept his “identity” rather than hiding it or running from it. Then Gayle, who has raised five kids and knows a lot about discipline, struck a nerve. She told Oprah that just because a person has certain inclinations doesn’t mean he has to act on them.
Oprah got upset at that point. She even got out of her chair and said to Gayle: “That’s where I disagree with you”—and her audience cheered. (I couldn’t help but wonder if they had been cued.)
I was cheering for Gayle—not just because she has modeled Christian forgiveness during this embarrassing scandal but also because she clearly articulated the gospel during the interview. She stuck her neck out and defied the false religion of our times.
Oprah is the closest thing we have to a high priestess of America’s new morality, and she seems obligated to push the politically correct idea that it’s OK to be gay. She is paid a lot of money to promote this agenda, and she’s good at it. She is articulate in her arguments and velvety smooth in her affirmation. Just come to Oprah, all you who are weary and burdened, and she will console you.