VIDEO: Ted Haggard makes a cameo in low-budget Christian "sex comedy"


Need a good laugh? Start watching at about 1:00:

Via YouTuber :

The Waiting Game is about a guy who saves himself for marriage only to have his fiance leave him on their wedding day. He must now decide if it's worth it to wait again.

This demo trailer was produced to give an idea of what the story might look like.

Our target budget is $2M. Will be directed by Arthur Anderson. Candace Cameron Bure as one of the actors.

They need to raise two million smackeroos. Good luck with that. Via TPM:

Rich Praytor, one of the producers, acknowledged the similarities between The Waiting Game and Virgin. "I love all the Judd Apatow movies -- '40 Year Old Virgin,' 'Knocked Up,' 'Superbad' -- they're all great," he told the Colarado Springs Gazette. "So we wanted to take something like that into the Christian arena."

"They're just starving for anything comedy," Emilio Martinez, another writer/producer, said.

Silly Emilio, for a hefty dose of comedy, all they have to do is observe their own and read their own quotes.

You may remember Candace Cameron, Kirk's sister, from Full House.

You may also remember Ted Haggard from his hypocritical preaching, rants, and scandalous, meth-infused sexual liasons with a gay male (former) escort and masseur back in '06. He ended up resigning as president of the National Association of Evangelicals and took an administrative leave from his position as senior pastor of New Life Church. Mike Jones said this when he exposed their affair: "It made me angry that here’s someone preaching against gay marriage and going behind the scenes having gay sex."

And now he's in front of the camera in a Christian sex comedy. Redemption!

H/t: @jsigwart for finding me the embeddable version.

  • Anonymous

    what do you mean?? they all have got to be laughing every time they threaten a young child with eternal damnation for not believing like they do...the fundies are just a thrill a minute....

  • Actually, I grew up in an Evangelical environment. It is such a humor-deprived community. If a young person laughs, you know an older person will be along any second to tell them why God doesn't want them doing that and what they laughed at was WRONG. Evangelical people are probably telling these filmmakers why their idea is wrong, too. I think it's a little encouraging that these filmmakers are trying to not only present humor to other Christians, even if it's a bit dodgy and they're not great at it, but that they acknowledge that the "no sex until marriage" thing is a difficult demand to place on an adult American. This isn't to say I'm running out to see it, just that I can see why they'd do this and why, perhaps, the target audience (which isn't most Political Carnival readers) might like the idea.

  • Cringe-worthy. Absolutely cringe-worthy. I never really "got" conservative humor.