Ted Haggard

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    August 9, 2012
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    April 6, 2012

    The Thorn, a Vegas-style passion play, takes Easter up a notch

    For hundreds of years, Christians all over the world have been telling the story of Jesus Christ's life and death in the form of dramatic theater. From the devout actors in the Philippines using actual nails-through-the-hands, to Mel Gibson grossing $600 million portraying the bloodiest Jesus in Hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    Reader: Ted Haggard swapped agendas...and mates...with Gary Busey

    ABC pulled a swap with the first segment of Celebrity Wife Swap, moving up the episode that had been scheduled for next week to this past Tuesday. And what swap led off the new season? Pastor Ted Haggard traded wives with Gary Busey, sending his mate -- who already deserved hazard pay for weathering ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011
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    December 22, 2011
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    October 31, 2011

    The Simpsons gives Aron Ralston, 127 Hours one-armed salute in "Treehouse of Horror"

    Video below.​Colorado's own Aron Ralston may have thought he'd received the ultimate tribute when the movie 127 Hours was made about his famous arm-amputating ordeal. But that's nothing compared to being satirized on The Simpsons' annual "Treehouse of Horror" Halloween spectacular, which aire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Ten Coloradans who should make an "It Gets Better" video

    High-five for gayness!​This week we told you about Andy Szekeres, a partner in the political consulting and fundraising firm 3PG, who is indirectly urging the Denver Broncos football organization to make an "It Gets Better" video, much like everyone from the President Obama to Ke$ha to the New ... More >>

  • News

    March 17, 2011
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    January 31, 2011

    What week is it? A breakdown of everything you could be celebrating, January 31 - February 6

    The groundhog of your discontent.​When push comes to shove, February is and pretty much always will be Black History Month -- that's the only one they teach you about in school, anyway, mostly by telling you about Martin Luther King, Jr., the least threatening to white people of the civil righ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Celebrity Santas whose laps we fear to sit on

    ​Aside for obvious problems with suspension of disbelief -- how are we going to pretend Chris "The Birdman" Andersen is Santa when we already know he's The Birdman? -- hiring a celebrity to play Kris Kringle can create a slew of dissonance and mildly disturbing associations, particularly if th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    John Elway, Josh McDaniels honored at Denver Film Festival: Kenny Be's Fotoshop Friday

    Full posters featured below.​ The joy of living in Denver is that every moment of every day is exciting enough to be a Hollywood movie. Whether it's politics, sports or the arts, the weird, wonderful and wacky people of Denver -- and their pursuits -- would make for a fantastic full-slate at t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2010

    Ted Haggard gets a new church and a new set of views / flickr​The best of today's Denver blogs What's Ted Haggard been doing lately? Well, for starters, he's opened a new church, and 5280 reports that his recent tweets are reflecting some curiously liberal views on religion. A "concerned citizen" clues the Denver Egotist into a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Dog the Bounty Hunter: Joran van der Sloot is "a wheeler-dealer, a conniver and a serial killer"

    Dog on Joy.​Joy Behar must have a thing for guests with Colorado connections. Last week on her Headline News show, it was Ted Haggard pimping his new Colorado Springs church. And last night, she jawed with Dog the Bounty Hunter about suspected Natalee Holloway killer Joran van der Sloot, who's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Ted Haggard's new church unlikely to feature massages -- damn it!

    "Let's start off with a lesson about forgiveness."​Every day, we pluck choice posts from Denver blogs. Here are three ripe ones. 5280's Michael de Yoanna hips us to disgraced Colorado Springs pastor Ted Haggard's new church, dubbed St. James -- presumably because the name New Life Church was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Is Ted Haggard "full of the devil" -- or someone else?

    Life was more boring without you, Teddy boy.​Our forecast for Colorado online users: continued blogginess. The Colorado Independent's John Tomasic waxes rhapsodic about a Ted Haggard profile in the Los Angeles Times featuring the rhetorical question, ""Am I full of the devil?" Resist making a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Denver Blogs: Trade Kenyon Martin for Shaquille O'Neal? Are you kidding?

    I'd rather have Ben Stein suit up for the Nuggets than Shaq.​Colorado blogs that fulfill the USDA recommended amount of cyber. Andrew Feinstein at Denver Stiffs floats the possibility of the Nuggets trading Kenyon Martin for Shaquille O'Neal, who's dragged down both Phoenix and Cleveland in r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Paula Woodward makes some news

    Paula Woodward's departure from Channel 9 is not good news -- except for loafing workers and, probably, Woodward herself. She deserves a break after 32 years at the station, 32 years that have seen some major changes in the television business. Woodward popped up in one of the first issues of Westw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2009

    The blog shortcut, April 1 edition

    Scary... No foolin'. Today in Backbeat Online: • Former Sleeper Horse/Blackout Pact frontman has new band. • Flier of the Week: Night of the Living Shred at Tooey's. • Record Store Day preview: Bob Dylan gets obscure on vinyl. • Getting started with local music, part one. • Singer charle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2009

    Wake-Up Call: Revving up for the week ahead

    You auto know better: In advance of the Denver Auto Show, which revs up in the Colorado Convention Center April 1 through April 5, the Metro Denver Automobile Dealers Association is hosting the second annual Rocky Mountain Auto Summit today, covering everything from technology to financing to green ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    Last Night: Joe Rogan at Comedy Works South

    Near the end of his hour-long set at Comedy Works South last night, Joe Rogan's previously polished routine devolved into a call-and-response act, with audience members yelling out keywords off of which Rogan could riff. They yelled DPT, he did five minutes on Dipropyltryptamine, a gnarly psychedeli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    New York Times calls play about Colorado Springs "inquisitive"

    The New York Times yesterday published a review of This Beautiful City, a play about Colorado Springs that, in the words of the New York-based theater troupe that performs it, "explores the Evangelical movement and its unofficial U.S capital." The Times praised the documentary play, which is based o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 29 edition

    Scared yet? Today in Backbeat Online: • Flier of the week: Minor Authority at the Gothic. • Talking during shows: the musicians' perspective -- Eric Shiveley. • Talking during shows: the musicians' perspective -- Kurt Ottaway. • Talking during shows: the musicians' perspective -- John Com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Kenny Be's Worst-Case Scenario: Ted Haggard's insurance policies

    Like a good Neighbor, Ted Haggard is there... and this time, he's back as a "traveling insurance salesman," pitching his policies from motel rooms with these slick brochures... -- Kenny Be

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 27 edition

    Look busy! The Boss is coming! Today in Backbeat Online: • Bruce Springsteen due at the Pepsi Center. • Spools of Dark Thread not dead yet. • Mighty 4 Colorado hip-hop event set for May 16. • ManeLine featured on Rebel Radio mixtape. • Trace Bundy gets nod from Acoustic Magazine. Today i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    The blog shortcut, January 26 edition

    Look out below! Falling blogs! Today in Cafe Society: • Rock, paper, scissors, booze at Nine75. • Mark & Isabella now open in Belmar. • Just in time for the Super Bowl, a Milking It review of Cap'n Crunch's Touchdown Crunch. • Buenos Aires Grill to close. • Thanasi Foods thinks Bigs with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    The long silence of Matthew Murray's parents

    Maybe I missed it, but I didn't see any comments from Ronald or Loretta Murray in the one-year anniversary stories about the church shootings in Arvada and Colorado Springs. But then, the Murrays haven't been eager to talk publicly about the multiple tragedies spawned by their deeply disturbed son M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008
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    July 10, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 7/10/2008

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    The "Welcome Back Haggard" Theme Song

    When Mr. Kotter came back to Brooklyn, he was welcomed by the Sweathogs with open arms… eventually. Maybe that same thing will happen between Ted Haggard and the congregation of the New Life Church, which he once led. Hey, with a name like “New Life Church,” they’ve got to be pretty acceptin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2008

    The Top Ten Welcome Home Gifts for Ted Haggard

    On June 22, the Colorado Springs Gazette reported that Ted Haggard, who'd been asked to leave his post as chief evangelical at New Life Church in 2006 after admitting to "sexual immorality" in his dealings with Denver masseuse Mike Jones, had returned to his Colorado Springs home after an extended e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2008

    Mike Jones Gives Margaret Cho a Hand

    Before Margaret Cho arrived in town for the May 3 performance of her one-woman show, Beautiful, her manager contacted once-and-future masseuse Mike Jones, who’s back in Denver after putting his one-man play, Naked B4 God: Exposing the Hypocrisy of Ted Haggard, on hiatus. Cho wanted to meet Jones, ... More >>

  • News

    March 20, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 3/20/2008

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    March 13, 2008
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    March 12, 2008
  • News

    December 20, 2007

    Risk Averse

    Colorado Springs police don't name a crime victim because of his advanced age, even though he shot and killed his attacker.

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2007

    Matthew Murray, Ted Haggard and Double Lives

    Despite official denials at the outset that gunman Matthew Murray had any connection to New Life Church, where he killed two young women on Sunday, a very different picture is emerging from Murray's copious online postings. A 2004 visit by Murray to the New Life campus apparently drove a deeper wedg ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Matthew Murray’s Nightmare of Christianity

    The gunman who killed four young people in Arvada and Colorado Springs despised his own deeply fundamentalist upbringing but couldn’t quite escape it. Even while quoting copiously from the Web rantings of Columbine killer Eric Harris (“God, I can’t wait until I can kill you people”) in his o ... More >>

  • News

    December 6, 2007

    Larry Craig Shlepped Here!

    Sex marks the spot at these DIA bathrooms.

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    August 30, 2007
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    August 23, 2007

    Revenge of the Nerds

    More know-it-alls are taking to the bars to show off their big brains and pickle them at the same time.

  • News

    June 21, 2007

    Drinking and Reading Liberally

    More liquid assets from progressive thinkers.

  • Summer Guide

    June 7, 2007

    Go South

    Make a break to Colorado Springs. No, you don't have to be religious.

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2007

    Relax, Tinky Winky -- Jerry Falwell is Dead

    Like Saddam Hussein, the Rev. Jerry Falwell, who died on May 15 at age 73, was satirized so frequently that it's easy to underestimate his influence. Of late, he was best known for determinedly moronic cultural crusades and brain-dead pronouncements epitomized by his assertion that Tinky Winky, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2007

    What the Butt?

    What? A powerful anti-gay pastor in Colorado Springs is getting his gay on? What? He smoked meth? What? What? After three weeks he's a reformed hetero? Today's video by brilliant lyricist Samwell is dedicated to the Rev. Ted Haggard. May he live long and well — because repressing the "big w ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 21, 2006

    Santa Baby...

    Some culinary wishes and dishes for the new year.

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2006

    The Devil's in the Details

    The world doesn't get more real than this: While last Wednesday's premiere of The Real World: Denver featured, among other things, same-sex kissing in a LoDo hot tub, getting face time with Larry King a few channels away was Focus on the Family's James Dobson, offering his first public take on the T ... More >>

  • News

    November 16, 2006

    Letters to the Editor

    "Though there were times when your paper annoyed me and even grated on my nerves, the positive outweighed the negative."

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2006

    Suspicions Confirmed

    The freefall from grace of Pastor Ted Haggard (pictured) has generated loads o' interest in New Life, the Colorado Springs megachurch he founded. But leave it to the folks behind a Springs original dubbed the Toilet Paper to discover a theme song for the controversy. At this point, there's no print ... More >>

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    November 2, 2006
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    March 9, 2006

    By Hart

    Gary Hart on blogging, the media and his life's third act.

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