Ted Haggard Admits Some Claims

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Listen, I don’t usually get into the politics of personal destruction, but this is one of those rare instances where somebody is revealed as an incredible hypocrite. Plus, this the guy who says he talks to the White House every Monday morning, and that’s non-trivial

From KKTV:

A sudden about-face in the scandal facing New Life Church’s pastor.

After Pastor Ted Haggard went public Wednesday night denying allegations of a homosexual affair, senior church officials told KKTV 11News Thursday evening, Pastor Ted Haggard has admitted to some of the claims made by a former male escort. The church’s Acting Senior Pastor, Ross Parsley, tells KKTV 11 News that Pastor Haggard has admitted to some of the indiscretions claimed by Mike Jones, but not all of them.

Thursday morning, Jones went on a Denver radio talk show and said Pastor Haggard paid him for sex over the past 3 years. Jones also claims Haggard used drugs with him.

Now, we don’t know what claims he’s coping to, but my guess is he’s saying that he did the drugs. Why? Because of the voicemails that Jones has of Haggard

“Hi Mike, this is Art. Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply. And I could pick it up really anytime I could get it tomorrow or we could wait till next week sometime and so I also wanted to get your address. I could send you some money for inventory but that’s probably not working, so if you have it then go ahead and get what you can and I may buzz up there later today, but I doubt your schedule would allow that unless you have some in the house. Okay, I’ll check in with you later. Thanks a lot, bye.”

And then…

“Hi Mike, this is Art, I am here in Denver and sorry that I missed you. But as I said, if you want to go ahead and get the stuff, then that would be great. And I’ll get it sometime next week or the week after or whenever. I will call though you early next week to see what’s most convenient for you. Okay? Thanks a lot, bye.”

Basically, I’m thinking that even if Haggard is a closet case, it’s going to be a lot easier to ask for forgiveness from the flock if you have a drug problem than what they consider to be a gross sexual deviance.

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