FAQ :: What caused Ted Haggard’s downfall?

Ted Haggard was the pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado and was the president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) from 2003 until November 2006. Haggard’s position allowed him occasional access to President George W. Bush. In 2006 it was alleged that Haggard had been regularly visiting a male prostitute who also provided him with methamphetamine.

Haggard admitted his wrongdoing and resigned as pastor of New Life Church and as president of the NAE. The high-profile case was significant also because it immediately preceded the 2006 mid-term elections and may have even affected national voting patterns.

In January 2009, Haggard admitted to a second homosexual relationship with a male church member on CNN-TV and other national media, and when asked, would not directly answer a question about his other possible homosexual relationships.

Ted Haggard has started a new church.

1.”Pastor of 2nd Colorado evangelical church resigns over gay sex allegations”
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2. www.tedhaggard.com/about_us.htm.
3. “Disgraced pastor Haggard admits second relationship with man.” CNN-TV Larry King, 1.29.2009. http://articles.cnn.com/2009-01-29/us/lkl.tedhaggard_ 1_ted-haggard-head-pastor-church-staff-member?_s=PM:US.
4. Gaine, Adrienne S. “Ted Haggard Starts New Church in Colorado.” 6.02.2010. www.charismamag.com/index.php/news/28337-ted-haggard-starts-new-church-in-colorado-.