More Juicy Ted Haggard News

Not news: Ted Haggard is still making $138,000 this year courtesy of his settlement with New Life Church. The house he still owns in Colorado Springs is estimated to be worth $715,051.

News: He wants more.

Ted Haggard his moved with his family to Phoenix, Arizona since the sex scandal.

According to a letter he sent to reporter Tak Landrock of station KRDO in Colorado Springs, he could use financial help:

Gayle and I, along with Alex (16) and Elliott (14) have decided to move into the Phoenix Dream Center on October 1st. The Phoenix Dream Center is a half-way house for the homeless, those coming out of prison, recovering alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, and other broken people. I identify.

The building is sponsored by Phoenix First Assembly, our new church home, but the workers are volunteers. The Dream Center also houses a church called “The Church on the Street.” I met the pastor and he asked me if I would be willing to counsel some of the men and to teach the group from time to time. The woman directing the ministry to women invited Gayle to teach and minister to the women.

It looks as though it will take two years for us to have adequate earning power again, so we are looking for people who will help us monthly for two years. During that time we will continue as full time students, and then, when I graduate, we won’t need outside support any longer.

The supporters would need to write their check to “Families With A Mission” and put a separate note on it that it is for the Haggard family, then Families With a Mission will mail us 90% of the funds for support and use 10% for administrative costs.

Any help we can get with this will be greatly appreciated and, I believe, rewarded in heaven.

Dan Savage, though, points out this piece of information:

… local attorney and Slog reader Dave Coffman located documents on file with the Colorado Secretary of State (PDF) that showed Families With a Mission “voluntarily dissolved” on February 23, 2007.

Hm. Weird—who knew you could get a tax deduction from dissolved charity?

Savage adds that there is only one named connected to that organization: Paul Huberty. What did Coffman find out about him?

He was convicted of having sex with his 17-year-old ward (PDF). When he moved to Hawaii, he was a registered sex offender (PDF). In Colorado, he’s not registered as one, which he is by law required to do. More info on all that is here.

(via Pam’s House Blend)


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  • http://bjornisageek.blogspot.com Bjorn Watland

    Colorado just keeps getting sexier. Conning people out of money isn’t a sin, as long as you offer them some payback, in heaven, right?

  • Ben

    He should ask Mike Jones to hook him up with some work.

  • jason

    I would like to study for a couple of years but I don’t have the money. What do I have to do to get this kind of help? Should I follow Mr. Haggard’s example?

  • e.c.

    hey, i noticed that fox news has the story of haggard asking for money up on its website, but not the connection to the sex offender. has this info been forwarded on?

  • Jonah Emery

    What! Fleecing more of the flock huh?

    Hey Ted… here’s a thought.

    Get a job.

    Work and go to school.

    Get a loan.

    Then when you graduate… pay it off.

    It is shameful for a healthy grown adult to ask other people for something he can easily get himself.

    Haggard is proof of just how nasty the fundmentalist Christian lifestyle is for reason and success.

    This man is broken as hell. He needs to stand up, realize he’s a man, and make the tough decisions to fix his life.

  • http://turretin.blogspot.com/2007/08/help-support-poor-ted-haggard.html Jason
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  • Aspentroll

    If there is a god, he will probably smite the S.O.B. But then again if there isn’t
    a god, some one else should smite him.
    Any takers?

  • BrooseDaMoose

    Ted, Ted, Ted. If I can make it on half of what you’re pulling, surely you can survive on your 140k…unless the price of blow is eating you alive.