Haggard: 'I Over-Repented'
Just because he likes the taste...
Rev. Ted Haggard has been leading
his own new church for the past few months, and in a
Whore Street Journal profile says he thinks he "over-repented" for an
affair with a male prostitute,
which he refers to as "my crisis." He also insists he's not gay -- and
that his affair was just a massage gone wrong.
Haggard, who announced his new St. James Church in June, told the
Journal: "Tiger Woods needs to golf.
Michael Vick needs to be playing football. Ted Haggard needs to be leading a church blowing some meth-head."
As recently as November 2008, Haggard's former friends in the New Life
church expressed skepticism regarding
Haggard's ability to lead, releasing a statement saying that "we cannot
endorse his return to vocational ministry." From the Journal:
Mr. Haggard said that is ridiculous. He portrays his encounter with the
prostitute as a massage that went awry
and said he doesn't have same-sex attractions. He dismisses as a "witch
hunt" the findings of his former church
that he engaged in a pattern of misconduct, including sordid talk and
inappropriate relationships. (He said his only
fault was cracking a few crude jokes.) But his assurances have raised
A massage gone awry?
The meth head's penis accidentally
fell into your mouth?
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