I just finished “I Had To Say Something” by Mike Jones.
It is the story of the man who outed Ted Haggard, and the circumstances surrounding the outing.
First off I have to say that Mike Jones is a great hero, in every sense of the word. He took an enormous chance, knowing his personal future and livlihood was going to be tossed into the toilet, yet he did the right thing anyway.
The book details Mike’s early life and upbringing. Most notable was the influence of his Mother and Great Grandmother, both as friends/confidants and role models. We are allowed to see how they shaped his life and morality.
He details how he got into “escorting” and how the men he’d service affected his life. He writes with a simple, slightly naieve style which I found at times a little frustrating, but once he started to detail his sessions with “Art” as Haggard called himself, it became compulsive reading. Especially after Mike realised that this pathetic, deeply closeted, sexually retarded nitwit he was “entertaining” once a month was Haggard.
For those two of you who don’t know, and for the benefit of all of my faithful spam bots (and my human readership of five) Ted Haggard preached damnation of homosexuals and denial of human and marriage rights for all homos and was leading a double life on the side as a homosexual jackass john who was also a crystal meth addict.
Ted Haggard may be a smart man and all in his field as a deluded religious moron, but he sure comes across in this book as a total asshat. Moreso even than Jones himself realises.
Mike Jones, I salute you! You’ve exposed the religious right for what it is: A pack of vile, opportunistic gas bags who don’t believe the bullshit they preach, but definitely believe in the money that their moron, deluded sheeple followers throw at them.