The president of the National Association of Evangelicals, suspected of paying a gay man for sex, has admitted "some guilt," according to church official. Ted Haggard has said he purchased methamphetamine from a gay escort after contacting him for a massage, but never used the drugs and threw them away, according to an interview he gave with KUSA-TV. He said he met the escort in a Denver hotel room. Haggard, 50, said he never had sex with Mike Jones, a year-old male prostitute who sparked the scandals when he told a radio station he had had a three-year sexual relationship with the minister. Haggard, an outspoken opponent of gay marriage, has given up his post while a church panel investigates the allegations.
Evangelist Dismissed From Church Amid Sex, Drug Scandal
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He became a Protestant evangelical minister in and remained one for the rest of his life. In he co-founded the fundamentalist Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster and was its leader until Paisley became known for his fiery sermons and regularly preached and protested against Roman Catholicism , ecumenism and homosexuality. He gained a large group of followers who were referred to as Paisleyites.
Church dismisses Evangelical leader
Carrie Bradon Sep 19, Sacred Heart Catholic Church welcomes Fr. Mike Jones to Tampa. Mike Jones in their Sept. Jones noted that his family arrived in Alleghany New York in the late s, when the Franciscan Friars also came to build a university there.
Haggard , the former president of the National Evangelical Association, who two years ago admitted to a relationship with a male prostitute, will meet with television critics in Los Angeles Friday to promote "The Trials of Ted Haggard. Before the scandal broke, Haggard was a powerhouse and star in the evangelical world, rising quickly from the humble founding of Colorado's New Life Church in his basement in the s. By , the church was 12, members strong and Haggard, as president of the evangelical association, was exchanging weekly phone calls with President Bush.