Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Haggard to form Gay/Straight Alliance

In what might be called a predictable turn of events, Rev. Ted Haggard has just announced that he is "completely heterosexual."

One of the four ministers who oversaw Haggard's three weeks of intensive counseling, the Rev. Tim Ralph of Larkspur, told The Denver Post:
"He is completely heterosexual," Ralph said. "That is something he discovered. It was the acting-out situations where things took place. It wasn't a constant thing."
Haggard, the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, resigned in disgrace after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced. Haggard has maintained that his sexual contact with men was limited to the former male prostitute who came forward with the allegations.

The ministers counseling Haggard suggested that he leave town, and strongly urged him to pursue secular work. It appears that Haggard agreed.
Haggard said in an e-mail Sunday . . . that he and his wife, Gayle, plan to pursue master's degrees in psychology. The e-mail said the family hasn't decided where to move but that they were considering Missouri and Iowa.
Stay tuned for part two: Missouri counselor, and former evangelical minister, caught with homosexual lover in drug bust -- film at 11.

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