Queerty sat down with Mike and asked him whether he forgives Ted and why he thinks the gay community has shunned him. I am so deep into this. So this story is much bigger than even Ted Haggard now.
Ted Haggard is back and about to start preaching again. Haggard, once America's leading evangelical pastor, who was brought down and removed from his own mega-church after admitting to a gay sex scandal, has set up a new ministry and will hold the first service in his new church today. We have forgiveness.
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Haggard made national headlines in November when male prostitute and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard, who had advocated against the legalization of same-sex marriage, had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine. After initially denying the allegations, Haggard claimed to have purchased methamphetamine and thrown it away without using it. Haggard resigned his post at New Life Church and his other leadership roles shortly after the allegations became public. Later, Haggard admitted to having used drugs, participated in some sexual activity with Jones, and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a young man who attended New Life Church.
As a rule, Mike never delved into the personal lives of his clients. He entertained celebrities, clergyman, politicians, pro-football players, and just regular guys. Ina man named "Art" called Mike to set up an appointment.
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Michael F. Jones grew up in Edgewater, Coloradoa Denver suburb. His mother died a few years ago; [ when?
You are here: Home homosexuality Ted Haggard faces more gay sex accusations. Brady Boyd, who succeeded Haggard as senior pastor of the 10,member New Life Church in Colorado Springs, told The Associated Press that the man came forward to church officials in late shortly after a Denver male prostitute claimed to have had a three-year cash-for-sex relationship with Haggard. He said he was certain the man was of legal age when it began.
The Rev. Haggard resigned as president of the evangelical association and stepped aside as senior pastor of the New Life mega-church in Colorado Springs, Colo. Haggard said a Denver hotel referred him to Mr.
Ted Haggard born June 27, is an evangelical pastor. In Novemberescort and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine. A few days later Haggard resigned from all of his leadership positions. After the scandal was publicized, Haggard entered three weeks of intensive counseling, overseen by four ministers.