Update here. He at first denied both drug use and homosexual encounters. Now he has admitted buy meth and Jones has released two voice mail recordings which an expert says matches Haggards voice. No word yet on what the messages say.
Ted Haggard, one of the most prominent and politically powerful evangelical pastors in the country, resigned today as president of the 30-million-member National Association of Evangelicals ?amid allegations that he carried on a three-year sexual relationship with a male prostitute.? (Details HERE.) The AP reports:
Haggard?also stepped down as senior pastor at his 14,000-member New Life Church pending an investigation by a church panel, saying he could ?not continue to minister under the cloud created by the accusations.?
?I am voluntarily stepping aside from leadership so that the overseer process can be allowed to proceed with integrity,? Haggard said in a written statement. ?I hope to be able to discuss this matter in more detail at a later date. In the interim, I will seek both spiritual advice and guidance.?
Wow. Thirty million evangelical republicans totally fooled like blind sheep by their lying president. While you are sitting there in shock, realizing that leaders mislead you, look at the 9/11 truth movement. More rude awakenings await. The comments here are great.
Religion is a mind control and behavior control tool used by crafty manipulative people against those who are easily influenced by rhetoric and wishful thinking. Did you know that Evangelical Christianity is currently being pushed on our troops? In fact, one person has a lawsuit at militaryreligiousfreedom.org about this.
Hypocrisy is easy to find. Ask General Boykin, for example, who Jesus would torture.
One of the major players in the Iraqi prison abuse scandal, it now appears, was the same general almost fired last year for describing the war on terror as a clash between Judeo-Christian values and Satan.Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin… is a main strategist for Cambone, who oversees a secret program with the goal of capturing and interrogating terrorism targets. According to Hersh in the New Yorker, the unit brought “unconventional methods” to Abu Ghraib as a way of getting better information about Iraqi insurgents. – babtist