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 theToilet Paper
to discover a theme song for the controversy.
At this point, there's no print version of the Toilet Paper; founder Noel Black is currently putting together a new alternative publication, Newspeak!. However, the Toilet Paper's always entertaining blog continues online under the Newspeak! banner, and a November 5 post, "Super Gay New Life Song!," must be heard to be believed.
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The item features a sound clip for a song likely warbled by someone the Newspeak! folks identify as "fey-to-play pastor Rob Parsley"; no doubt they mean Ross Parsley, who is identified on a New Life site as New Life's "Worship Pastor." The lyrics of what's described as "this homorific little ditty" read:
Prepare the way Make straight the path for him And let the King of Glory enter in Let the King of Glory enter in...
Adds the Newspeak! scribe: "So much of New Life Culture is homoerotic schmaltz projected onto Jesus, who becomes the male object of desire. Swish, swish, swish!"
For Christ's sake... -- Michael Roberts