In the Humble Opinion of LittleBill, Socialist, Atheist, and Humanist
More Hypocrisy of the Ayatollah Christians?

Oh, no! Tell me it ain't so!!??

Republican Pastor Ted Haggard has resigned as president of the National Association of Evangelicals after a male escort claimed he has been having a sexual relationship with the pastor for the past three years.

A statement from the New Life Church says Pastor Ted Haggard resigned as president of the National Association of Evangelicals Thursday and put himself on leave from his church. Haggard is the founder and senior leader of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. The church has 14,000 members. Haggard is married with five children and an outspoken critic of gay marriage.

Mike Jones, a gay man and admitted male escort, said on talk radio Wednesday he and Haggard had been in a "sexual business" relationship for the past three years. after being accused of paying the man for monthly trysts over the past three years. Jones also says Haggard used methamphetamine in his presence.

The statement from Martin Nussbaum, legal counsel for New Life Church, says Haggard put himself on administrative leave pending an investigation and a decision by the church’s board of overseers. Haggard said in the statement,

I am voluntarily stepping aside from leadership so that the overseer process can be allowed to proceed with integrity. I hope to be able to discuss this matter in more detail at a later date. In the interim, I will seek both spiritual advice and guidance.
Carolyn Haggard, spokeswoman for the New Life Church and the pastor's niece, said a four-member church panel will investigate the allegations. The board has the authority to discipline Haggard, including removing him from ministry work.

The acting senior pastor at New Life, Ross Parsley, told KKTV-TV of Colorado Springs that Haggard admitted that some of the accusations were true.
I just know that there has been some admission of indiscretion, not admission to all of the material that has been discussed but there is an admission of some guilt
Oh no....! They let me down again......

6 comments:

an average patriot said...

Isn't that funny! I guess we think alike. I just finished listening to him and the wvaluation of his statements. Here you go!
Hi Littlebill
I am listening to this right now. I guess the accuser says Haggard used Amphetamines too. the guy says he could say a lot more and has email back up.
He looks guilty to me but as you point out, these so called evangelicals are absolutely forgiving whern it comes to one of their own.
I hope not now. He just admitted to buying Meth from the accuser. Now he says he bought the Meth but threw it away. I hate this damn lying.
He just said he went to the accuser for a massage. Oh come on! as the leader of these so called Evangeilicals he should be persecuted and pay for it.
His followers should think about this and Bush's so called evangelical base when they vote next month. He should be forgiven my eye, not in the role he was in.'Forgive but he should pay as should the Republican party because he is the source of their power and base.

an average patriot said...

Hi LittleBill
I just caufht the Breaking news that Haggard was fired. What bothers me about all this is that these so called Evangelicals are Bush's base.
I don't hear him bragging about it now or reminding people that Haggard was a regular visitor at the White House and Bush's advisor. What does that tell you? Anyway, hope all is well with you because nothiing is with Bush's mess. I am sick of the lying. I better stop. Take care!

an average patriot said...

Hi Littlebill
Hope all is well. I just wanted to say I just weard a spokesman for Haggard say Haggard says he is sorry to hs followers and he has been living with a sex problem his entire life plus what about the Meth?
I wish someone would mention that this guy has been Bush's spiritual advisor for years and I wonder how much of todays mess is because of him?
That and not only has he been lying to all his so called fellow Evangelicals but I guess his wife has to. they forgive him though, my eye, not on the level he was on.

Recidivist said...

It comes to me today, watching Faux news:

Mike Jones, a gay man and admitted male escort, is for hire. What do people think it would take to get him to "do" Bush? Huh? Are people interested in chipping in some 'interest' money, here?

Is this not an idea whose time has come?

Non-Partisàn said...

If not, I know someone who do it for free. At least that's what his T-shirt says!

Non-Partisàn said...

Play Pastor Ed:

Click to spin the wheel of Excuses!