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Road trip! Fallen pastor Ted Haggard is coming to Albuquerque to speak at New Life City this Friday through Saturday, writes our New Mexico Independent colleague Matthew Reichbach.
No, it's not an April Fool's prank. Ted Haggard and his faithful wife, Gayle, finally get their day in court. The former top evangelist, whose "brush with both homosexuality and narcotics" led to a fall from grace -- not to mention some undoubtedly uncomfortable pillow talk with his blindsided wife -- earned an undisclosed sum last month when the Haggards taped two sessions of the popular syndicated TV show Divorce Court. Starting Wednesday, the nation gets to peer inside the couple's marital crisis while the stern presiding judge wags her finger and raises the sassy questions Larry King and Oprah dared not pose.
Fallen evangelical Pastor Ted Haggard -- brought to his knees more than two years ago by a taste for gay sex and crystal meth -- continues on the comeback trail with wife Gayle in tow, taping an interview Wednesday on the television show "Divorce Court," set to air April 1. What, he couldn't book "The Biggest Loser"?
The verdicts are in following a whirlwind week covering the ever-widening sex, drug and hush money scandal involving Ted Haggard and New Life Church. Meanwhile the flockless pastor spent the week feeding a ravenous media to promote an HBO bio-pic documenting his fall from grace. Not surprisingly, the judgments from the evangelical Christian community are a pretty mixed bag.
The latest sordid episode of Pastor Ted Haggard's sex-and-drug peccadilloes now includes allegations that New Life Church reneged on its offer to provide financial comfort to a young male parishioner who was the object of the evangelical leader's lewd affections. I just hope AP religion reporter Eric Gorski got some combat pay for having to report the details of Haggard's no-hands tryst.
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Mike Jones, the Denver man who brought national evangelical leader Pastor Ted Haggard to his knees, released a video yesterday criticizing New Life Church for paying "hush money" in a now-revealed tryst with a young male church member and ignoring his claims of more victims. He also wants an apology from the church for being treated like "a useless piece of meat."
Fresh revelations have emerged that disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard had a previously undisclosed cash-for-sex relationship with a young male New Life Church volunteer.
wo years ago a male escort named Mike Jones appeared on a Denver radio talk show and dropped a bomb. He had this client, who, every month for three years, would come to his apartment, snort some meth and then they'd have sex. One day the light bulb snapped on: Jones' client was also a very influential pastor from Colorado Springs, who regularly preached against homosexuality. His name was Ted Haggard. And now, after falling fast and furious, Haggard, who preached over the weekend to a small congregation in Illinois, is back, claiming he was sexually abused when he was 7 years old.
Denver male prostitute Mike Jones rallied at a Democratic National Convention support-the-troops counterprotest across Colfax Avenue from Civic Center Park in Denver on Sunday morning. Throngs of anti-war protesters gathered near the state Capitol, but Jones sided with a small pro-war faction. Jones gained fame last year for outing Ted Haggard, founder of Colorado Springs' evangelical New Life Church. Haggard reportedly paid Jones for sex and used meth in Jones' presence.