There are at least two problems with this latest scandal from the Wide Right.
First, as anybody who ever drove up and down highway 85 near Lexington, NC in the late ’70s can attest, the word “massage” has multiple meanings.
Second, there is no such thing as a “lie detector,” and anytime I hear somebody use that term to refer to a polygraph it’s all I can do to avoid laughing out loud at them. There’s a reason the polygraph is not admissible in court – it doesn’t work. Not only do lots of studies demonstrate this (often in disturbing fashion), I am someone who has personally lied during a polygraph examination and had it “prove” conclusively that I was telling the truth.
I have no idea what happened between the Rev. Haggard and his “masseur,” and there’s nothing about any “lie detector” test that’s going to change this.