TED HAGGARD RESIGNS AS PRESIDENT OF THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF EVANGELICALS...
And he is now on leave from his own New Life Church.
From the Denver Post:
Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals and founder and leader of the Colorado Springs-based New Life Church, stepped down Thursday following allegations that he has had a three-year homosexual affair with a male prostitute.
Mike Jones, a self-professed male escort, talked publicly of the affair Wednesday morning on KHOW radio. Haggard denied the affair Wednesday night to KUSA Channel 9News.
But today, Haggard stated he could "not continue to minister under the cloud created by the accusations made on Denver talk radio..."
After consulting with his spiritual counsel and the church's board of overseers, Haggard said, "I am voluntarily stepping aside from leadership so that the overseer process can be allowed to proceed with integrity. I hope to be able to discuss this matter in more detail at a later date."
What great, "godly" leadership the fundie movement has...
I wonder what Haggard's friends Jim Dobson, Marilyn Musgrave, and George W. Bush think about this!