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Jesus Needs New PR

Ted Haggard and family pose in hot tub for GQ!

Thoughts?!

Read the GQ story here.

Found at Christian Nightmares.

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Chris Hubbs

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm


Awkward. Awk. Ward.



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Jeremy

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm


Uhhh. What?



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    Jonathan Elliot

    posted January 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm


    What’s with the second pic? “Lord, please send me meat for my BBQ, I forgot to pack lunch” ūüėČ

    Jonathan from Spritzophrenia



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      Sarah Mae

      posted January 27, 2011 at 8:31 pm


      {giggle}



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        Joe Crenshaw

        posted January 28, 2011 at 6:14 pm


        Is that Levi Johnston on the bottom right or AJ from the Sopranos?



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megan

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm


wow. He’s not doing much to salvage his reputation. The story of his life just keeps getting weirder and weirder.



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jon

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:08 pm


this has to be a joke… right?



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Adam

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm


I clicked on this thinking it was a joke.



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    John

    posted January 27, 2011 at 10:45 pm


    Dude, me too. This was the last thing that I was expecting.



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Casey Zachary

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm


Can I submit this to awkwardfamilyphotos.com



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Ginger

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:10 pm


Where’s the Clorox… for my eyes?



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Diane

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:11 pm


It still looks like one!



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Grace

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:12 pm


OMFG.



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...adam

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:15 pm


“alright kids, I know I have put you through enough. And high school can be hard enough without your dad… you know… buying meth from a male prostitute, but what if I get you to pose half naked in a hot tub for a major magazine? that helps, right?”



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Mark

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:16 pm


Ted’s “ministry” was never about god, it was about Ted’s ego. At least Jim Bakker stays out of the limelight.



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Brian

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:18 pm


Gross.



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Wes

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    Alyssa

    posted January 27, 2011 at 4:15 pm


    Hahaha! That’s amazing!



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    Mike

    posted January 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm


    Love it!



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    Mike

    posted January 27, 2011 at 10:57 pm


    All that’s missing is some rubber duckies



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Coy

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:30 pm


IS it just me…. or is his daughter really kinda hot?



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    Rocco

    posted January 27, 2011 at 3:39 pm


    Hee hee.



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      Matthew

      posted January 28, 2011 at 11:52 am


      Yes. Yes she is.



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    bashtree

    posted January 28, 2011 at 11:59 am


    I was surprised to see her perched in a bikini (once I got past the overall surprise)



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emilee

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm


Whyyyyyyy



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sharideth

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm


easily one of the weirdest things i’ve ever seen. this is not good pr.



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John

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:37 pm


I suppose the picture is to show how well things are going for the family. Still, they had to have known the field day most people would have with those pictures.

Stay blessed…john



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Bob Chapman

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm


Notice how two of his sons are not looking at the camera? If there is a Purgatory (reference CS Lewis, not Roman doctrine), I think those children have been through it.



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Ian

posted January 27, 2011 at 3:52 pm


He has the creepiest looking families I have seen in a while.



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Renee

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:00 pm


I wonder what Jesus will say to Ted about his new “PR”?



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Lj Gay

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm


The photo of them in the hot tube is definitely awkward but hey, gotta love Redemption and God’s grace right?
Loved the article.



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Jessica

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:13 pm


I’m not above grace. Obviously.

But this just seems in.appropriate.



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Fry

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:30 pm


I guess the family that bathes together….



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vegas710

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:39 pm


Because nothing says “NOT GAY!” like hot tubbing.



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    Jeni

    posted January 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm


    My thoughts exactly!



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    Sarah

    posted January 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm


    ding ding ding ding ding!!!



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Amanda Mae

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:47 pm


I had actually already seen this in GQ, and despite the awkward photo, the article is excellent.
Ultimately, the article makes me want to believe that Ted Haggard is a good person. Having seen and heard all manner of things regarding his indiscretions, it’s nice to see him practicing some genuineness, and I would hope to see more things in this vein, and less sensationalism regarding him (and really anyone in this sort of position).



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Rich Davies

posted January 27, 2011 at 4:53 pm


Fail.



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TheOtherMPT

posted January 27, 2011 at 5:02 pm


CAN I GET A HOTTUB! (from the State Farm commercial)



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Kellen

posted January 27, 2011 at 5:49 pm


Is it just me or does his daughter not have a belly button? Conspiracy?



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    sbuxjosh

    posted January 27, 2011 at 6:55 pm


    AHHH!! it’s either wayy too high or wayy too low.



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    Noelle

    posted January 28, 2011 at 11:21 am


    photoshopped out? why though?



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Nathan

posted January 27, 2011 at 7:29 pm


Not I’m wishing for a time machine to transport me back 3 minutes before I saw this post. This guy just needs to go away for awhile. If it’s really about redemption and grace, why agree to do something like this and do a TLC show?



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Stephen

posted January 27, 2011 at 9:29 pm


The article itself, written by Kevin Roose, is quite good.



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Susan

posted January 27, 2011 at 10:44 pm


Hey is that Elisha Cuthbert hot tubbing?



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perze

posted January 27, 2011 at 10:49 pm


Can I Get a Hot Tub?



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Mike

posted January 27, 2011 at 10:55 pm


The first pic will haunt me in my dreams. The second pic caption is:
“If Ted screams in a forest alone and no one is around to hear him did he scream at all?”



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Michelle B

posted January 27, 2011 at 11:15 pm


Does he have a PR person? Is the person now contemplating leaving the country?



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Emily

posted January 27, 2011 at 11:50 pm


Did anyone else notice that the son sitting on the side of the hot tub has a really bad tan on his face? What is that? Self tanner?



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Gabrielle

posted January 28, 2011 at 12:20 am


The kid with the swoopy hair on the bottom right, he gets it



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yourpaltiff

posted January 28, 2011 at 8:02 am


Inappropriate? No…They’re just sitting in a hot tub, big deal. Funny and weird, YES haha…thanks for the laughs Ted.



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Joe

posted January 28, 2011 at 12:47 pm


I really don’t get the hot tub picture or why it exists.



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ttm

posted January 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm


Looks like poor ol’ Ted is still in hot water…



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Larry Shallenberger

posted January 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm


Make it stop…



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Joe Crenshaw

posted January 28, 2011 at 6:13 pm


That female blond on the back on the right is attractive.



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Josephine Holmes

posted January 29, 2011 at 6:03 am


Great idea…I might suggest it for my family! I can imagine it up on the wall in their living room for anyone who visits to see! Nice…



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Terroni

posted January 30, 2011 at 4:23 pm


The article is very well written. Strong work, Kevin Roose.



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Steel

posted January 31, 2011 at 10:59 am


Next week, GQ will show the #1 most uncomfortable kiss, MJ & Lisa-Marie.



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