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Rev. Ted Haggard said Friday he bought methamphetamine and received a massage from a male prostitute. But the influential Christian evangelist insisted he threw the drugs away and never had sex with the man.
Rev. Haggard, who as president of the National Association of Evangelicals wielded influence on Capitol Hill and condemned both gay marriage and homosexuality, resigned on Thursday after a Denver man named Mike Jones claimed that he had many drug-fuelled trysts with Haggard.
To paraphase Jon Stewart, as I recollect after the governor of New Jersey (who had vetoed gay marriage) came out as gay.
"when is everyone going to realize, the guys who are most against homosexuals... they're ALL GAY
"Globe and Mail
- AP - Top U.S. evangelist caught in drug scandal
- November 3, 2006
Less than 24 hours after he was fired from the pulpit of the evangelical megachurch he founded, Rev. Ted Haggard confessed to his followers Sunday that he was guilty of sexual immorality.
In a letter that was read to the congregation of the New Life Church by another clergyman, Rev. Haggard apologized for his acts and requested forgiveness.
"I am so sorry for the circumstances that have caused shame and embarrassment for all of you," he said, adding that he had confused the situation by giving inconsistent remarks to reporters denying the scandal.
"The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality. And I take responsibility for the entire problem. I am a deceiver and a liar. ..."
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- AP - Evangelical leader admits 'sexually immoral conduct'
- November 5, 2006