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Ted Haggard’s Incredible Adventure

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Ted Haggard, the former patriarch of New Life Church in Colorado Springs and former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, sat before reporters on Friday eager to explain his downfall two years ago. Forbes writes that the pastor, caught in a scandal for soliciting a male prostitute for sex and drugs in 2006, is helping to promote an HBO documentary that airs later this month called “The Trials of Ted Haggard.”

Haggard, who now makes a living selling life insurance, says he was given a year’s salary and a truck by New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which banned him from talking to the media. Haggard didn’t clarify how or if his views against homosexuality have changed but says he’s less judgmental these days.

According to Reuters, Haggard sees himself as a sinner, and he admits he came close to suicide. Haggard also spent a year living in cheap motels and the homes of friends. According to 11 News in Colorado Springs, Haggard has not ruled out a return to the pulpit.

Ted Haggard, the former patriarch of New Life Church in Colorado Springs and former president of the National Association of Evangelicals, sat before reporters on Friday eager to explain his downfall two years ago. Forbes writes that the pastor, caught in a scandal for soliciting a male prostitute for sex and drugs in 2006, is helping to promote an HBO documentary that airs later this month called “The Trials of Ted Haggard.” Haggard, who now makes a living selling life insurance, says he was given a year’s salary and a truck by New Life Church in Colorado Springs, which banned him from talking to the media. Haggard didn’t clarify how or if his views against homosexuality have changed but says he’s less judgmental these days. According to Reuters, Haggard sees himself as a sinner, and he admits he came close to suicide. Haggard also spent a year living in cheap motels and the homes of friends. According to 11 News in Colorado Springs, Haggard has not ruled out a return to the pulpit.

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