Evangelical Dismissed Amid Sex Scandal
Email this StoryNov 4, 9:39 PM (ET)By KIM NGUYEN
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - The Rev. Ted Haggard was dismissed Saturday as leader of the megachurch he founded after a board determined the influential evangelist had committed "sexually immoral conduct," the church said Saturday.
Haggard had resigned two days earlier as president of the National Association of Evangelicals, where he held sway in Washington and condemned homosexuality, after a Denver man named Mike Jones claimed to have had drug-fueled trysts with him. He also had placed himself on administrative leave from the New Life Church, but its Overseer Board took the stronger action Saturday.
"Our investigation and Pastor Haggard's public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct," the independent board said in a statement.
Haggard was "informed of this decision," the statement said, and he "agreed as well that he should be dismissed."
What bothers me the most is not that this leader of the apostate christian world was busted, it's that people still don't understand the lie that they've been fed and the lie they still believe. Today's apostate christianity has strayed so far from the way of truth because both the leaders and the followers have refused to believe the truth, instead they have willingly accepted the doctrines of devils because they have loved evil more that good. This is a wake up call, there won't be much longer to wake up. The 'evangelical' community knows how to smell the problem with Catholics and the priest sex abuse but when it happens in their own backyard, they don't know how to recognize the utter bankruptcy of their own 'religion.' People need to turn back to their maker and forget about the teachings of other men. There are still a handful of good people (as Jesus defines good) in this world. Problem is, the vast majority are corrupt. Only a few make it through the narrow gate that leads to life Jesus said. There's a lesson in there that many still need to learn.