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From Rick Santorum to Ted Haggard, reality TV answers celebrity prayers | Becky Garrison

Ted Haggard and Gary Busey's bid for redemption via Celebrity Wife Swap highlights the genre's significance in Christian circles

Voters in Iowa have given Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum the green light to continue his surge. This success can be attributed in part to the prayerful support offered by the devoutly Christian Duggars, the fertile stars of the TLC reality show 19 kids and counting. Also, this date marked another hopeful redemption via reality TV in the shape of Celebrity Wife Swap for two other Christian souls, disgraced pastor Ted Haggard and Academy award-nominated actor Gary Busey, whose credits include Gunsmoke, Law and Order, and a voiceover on Grand Theft Auto.

The Haggards became celebrities on the Christian circuit thanks to Ted's high-profile position as founder of New Life Church, a megachurch in Colorado Springs. Also, in his capacity as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, he conversed with

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