Man claims 3-year sexual relationship with pastor

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  1. Man claims 3-year sexual relationship with pastor
    reported by: Paula Woodward 9Wants to Know Reporter
    and Nicole Vap Executive Producer Investigative
    written by: Paula Woodward 9Wants to Know Reporter
    and Jeffrey Wolf Web Producer
    Created: 11/1/2006 10:56 PM MST - Updated: 11/2/2006 12:43 PM MST

    DENVER - A gay man and admitted male escort claims he has had an ongoing sexual relationship with a well-known Evangelical pastor from Colorado Springs.

    Mike Jones told 9 Wants to Know Investigative Reporter Paula Woodward he has had a "sexual business" relationship with Pastor Ted Haggard for the past three years.

    Pastor Ted Haggard:

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    Haggard is the founder and senior leader of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs. The church has 14,000 members.

    He is also president of the National Association of Evangelicals, an organization that represents millions of people.

    Haggard is married with five children and an outspoken critic of gay marriage.

    Jones came forward Wednesday morning on talk radio.

    In an exclusive interview Wednesday night, Haggard denied the claims and told 9NEWS he is prepared for his own church to investigate them.

    "I did not have a homosexual relationship with a man in Denver," said Haggard. "I am steady with my wife. I'm faithful to my wife."

    "I don't know if this is election year politics or if this has to do with the marriage amendment or what it is, but I'm not even the guy who will investigate it or question it. I don't know what the dynamics are, but this independent group will come in and do that."

    Jones started talking to 9 Wants to Know two months ago. He claims Haggard has been paying him for sex over the past three years, even though Haggard preaches that homosexuality is a sin.

    Jones also claims Haggard used methamphetamine in his presence on several occasions.

    "People may look at me and think what I've done is immoral, but I think I had to do the moral thing in my mind and that is expose someone who is preaching one thing and doing the opposite behind everybody's back," said Jones.

    Former NBC News anchor Tom Brokaw profiled Haggard in 2005 in a series on mega-churches. Haggard was also listed by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in America last year.
    9NEWS and will continue to update this story as information becomes available.
  2. oh man.not another one. i would need to see more proof. kind of smells like a setup.
  3. just heard on the news the guy resigned as pastor. they also said the evidence included emails.
  4. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!


    I Knew these people and their supporters are dangerous retards

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    So lets get this right. The F*****G F*G quit his position "because he is innocent"


    America is rotten at its very core. Morally corrupt voters + Morally corrupt leaders = one heck of a short sell!! :D
  5. Freaking hypocrites. I guess he wanted to keep up that facade of homophobia so that the idiots that followed him wouldn't even dream of him being gay.
  6. on the news this morning the pastor that replaced this guy said there is an admission to some of the allegations.
  7. Carolyn Haggard, spokeswoman for the New Life Church and the pastor's niece, said a four-member church panel will investigate the allegations. The board has the authority to discipline Haggard, including removing him from ministry work.

    The acting senior pastor at New Life, Ross Parsley, told KKTV-TV of Colorado Springs that Haggard admitted that some of the accusations were true.

    "I just know that there has been some admission of indiscretion, not admission to all of the material that has been discussed but there is an admission of some guilt," Parsley told the station.
  8. jem


    What the heck is a Pastor doing having gay sex with hooker when he knows he is famous.

    I used to think Van Tharp and the pyschologists were making it up when they said people self destruct willing in the markets.

    Well I guess they do all over.
    #10     Nov 3, 2006