Denver's 9News, KUSA, reported today that Ted Haggard is accused of having had a three year relationship with a male escort (read prostitute). Haggard is the founder and pastor of a Colorado Springs Evangelical congregation--New Life Church--with 14,000 members. He is also the president of the National Association of Evangelicals whose membership is in the millions. Haggard is a staunch Republican and is said to have a close relationship with George W. Bush.
The male escort, Mike Jones, claims to have two voice mails and a hand-written letter from Haggard. He also claims that Haggard used, in his presence, methamphetamines. Jones also claims that Haggard explained that his "fantasy" is to have an orgy with college-aged boys/men.
Right now, I'm just a little tired of all this sleaze, sexual and political (is there really any distinction?). So, for now, I'll just leave this post as it is. Maybe more later.
P.S. The story from AlterNet is here.