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Another Sex Scandal for Haggard
On Friday, The New Life Church in Colorado Springs, former pulpit of scandal-ridden Ted Haggard, announced the details of a previously undisclosed sexual relationship Haggard had with a young male church volunteer. The announcement comes just as Haggard, 52, has begun attempting to rebuild his reputation. He is in the middle of a media tour promoting an HBO documentary airing next Thursday about his time out of the spotlight. He recently taped an interview with Oprah Winfrey and has an upcoming slot on CNN's Larry King Live.
Brady Boyd, the current senior pastor said that the church had wanted to keep the relationship (which apparently went on for a “long period of time” and began when the young man was of legal age) a private matter, but was prompted to disclose the details when he was contacted by a Colorado Springs TV station and informed that the young man planned to release full details of the relationship to the press.
The church reached a legal settlement with the young man agreeing to pay for education and counseling on the condition that the relationship was never publicly discussed. He added that the church won’t take any legal action against the man even if he violates the terms of the settlement and talks about the relationship to the media. The publicity surrounding the upcoming documentary, reported to somewhat portray Haggard as a victim, may have motivated the young man to come forward.
Why can’t these religious leaders keep it in their pants?
Posted by Jerry Gulley II on January 26, 2009 in In the media | DIGG THIS | Back to Gay.com
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