The fallen pastor of New Life Church has returned to his home in Colorado Springs. This development has excited the pants off the local paper, and gotten Vince Carroll at the Rocky Mountain News all hot and bothered. This is how bad it’s gotten: the Associated Press actually released a story detailing how Haggard admitted in an eight-month old e-mail that male escort Mike Jones did indeed masturbate him. Will this story never go away?
Here’s the gross e-mail, written by Haggard to a guy he thought was his pal, describing his "immoral and deceitful" acts. The so-called pal released it to KRDO TV in Colorado Springs. It is dated Oct. 3, 2007.
Ted Haggard’s E-Mail
October 3, 2007
I was referred to Mike Jones from the concierge at a Marriott hotel when I asked for a masseur. It was during the massage that it started to become sensual, and that led to him masturbating me. That was and is our only sexual contact, but it was immoral and it was this experience that caused me to confess immorality in my letter of resignation from New Life Church. During the conversation with Mike during and after the time he masturbated me, he told me about some drugs that he could get for me that would enhance my masturbation experience. I returned on five occasions and bought those drugs. I actually used them three times, throwing them away in shame before use two times. It is for these offenses that I confessed being immoral and deceitful.