I’ll be working all day, but Ted Haggard is going to be on Oprah on Wednesday.
Please provide me with the Cliffsnotes version in the comments if you see it!
And in the meantime, check out the breaking story about his other male lover, Grant Haas — a younger guy who was paid off by Haggard’s former church:
… Brady Boyd, senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., said a young man announced his alleged inappropriate relationship with Haggard shortly after Haggard’s sex and drug scandal in 2006.
Boyd said the 25-year-old man, whom the Associated Press (AP) identified Tuesday by name, received “countless hours of prayer and ministry” before deciding to hire an attorney in 2007. The lawyer negotiated with New Life’s insurance company for a settlement, which Boyd said was paid through the insurance, not through tithes.
The young man said he was to be paid $179,000 through 2009, which was to pay for his college education and counseling, the AP reported today…
That’s not nearly detailed enough.
Here’s what you want to hear:
Haas told KRDO that one night in Cripple Creek, a casino town west of Colorado Springs, Haggard “asked me if we were going to be godly or bad that night.” He said he told Haggard that he wanted him just to be his friend and pastor _ but Haggard masturbated in front of him.
Haas also said Haggard at certain times sent him between 1,000 and 2,000 text message a month, some describing his sexual experiences and drug use from the road.
This makes you wonder how many other men there were who have not come forth with their stories…
(Thanks to Donna for the link!)