Friday, November 03, 2006

Another One Bites The Dust!!!

From today's Progress Report:

CULTURE -- ANTI-GAY EVANGELICAL LEADER RESIGNS AFTER ACCUSATIONS OF GAY AFFAIR: Yesterday, Rev. Ted Haggard resigned as president of the 30-million-member National Association of Evangelicals and temporarily stepped down as pastor of a Colorado mega-church after a male prostitute reported that he and Haggard had engaged in a three-year affair. Haggard, a married father of five, vigorously denied the allegation. "Never had a gay relationship with anybody, and I'm steady with my wife. I'm faithful to my wife." But in a later interview, the church's associate pastor said Haggard had offered "some admission of indiscretion" to the church leadership. "There is an admission of some guilt," said Rev. Ross Parsley. Time Magazine ranked Haggard as one of the 25 most influential evangelicals and Harper’s contributing editor Jeff Sharlet noted, “No pastor in America holds more sway over the political direction of evangelicalism than does Pastor Ted.” Every Monday, Haggard participates in a conference call with the White House. "We have direct access," says Haggard. "I can call [Tim Goeglein, the White House's liaison to the conservative community], he'll take my concern to the president and get back to me in 24 hours." Mike Jones, the male escort, said he had voicemails from Haggard as well as an envelope he said Haggard used to mail him cash as evidence for his claims. "People may look at me and think what I've done is immoral, but I think I had to do the moral thing in my mind and that is expose someone who is preaching one thing and doing the opposite behind everybody's back," Jones said. Haggard has called homosexuality a "sin" and "devastating for the children of our nation and for the future of Western civilization."

1 Comments:

Blogger demondoll said...

Right. Like this fool bought meth and didn't use it. And only paid for massages from a hooker. I swear, people will just say anything to try to cover bad behavior and hypocrisy.

Sunday, November 05, 2006 10:04:00 PM  

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