Updated, Thursday, September 23, 12 p.m. EST
In things that make sense, the "reborn" evangelical pastor who once faced a similar scandal has rushed to Eddie Long's defense.
According to AOL News:
"Ted Haggard said that Long deserves a fair hearing and that if the accusations are false, he will survive the ordeal. 'The bishop is surrounded by people that will counsel him well,' he said. Haggard, who was a superstar among the Christian right until a gay sex scandal forced him to resign, said that all too often unsavory allegations can tarnish a person's reputation, even if they are unproved. 'Public perception becomes more important than the facts,' he said. While stressing that nothing had been proved against Long, whom he...FULL STORY