To answer my own question — if the show is more important than the man then Ted Haggard is as good as any other preacher.
If things such as integrity, orthodoxy, or humility are important to you then you will find pastoral leadership somewhere else.
In either case, Haggard has been in the news recently after he started a new church in Colorado. Rather than humbly attempting to repair his family and his life he has stepped back into the irresistable limelight with the help of clever marketing and a PR image-makeover.
Where is the sorrow for his hypocrisy and adultery? Well, in Mr. Haggard’s own words he “over-repented.” That’s right he “over-repented” for preaching against homosexuality and other immoral actions all while visiting a gay-male prostitute and sharing various illegal drugs with said prostitute.
Can any of us ever “over-repent?” If you think you can “over-repent” then you have never repented enough.
Haggard feels he is now more an “everyman” because he understands sin and cusses. You know you are a slimeball when you give cussing a bad name.