After initial denial, Haggard admits gay massage and meth purchase...
We started getting tons of hits from Google this afternoon for this post made on November 15, 2005, and this post from April 1, 2006. Then, tonight I noticed we're getting traffic from a link on Daily Kos under a post detailing Ted Haggard's resignation as President of the National Association of Evangelicals and his taking a leave of absence as Senior Pastor of New Life in Colorado Springs.
After denying the charges, initially, Haggard is now admitting that he paid a sodomite prostitute to give him a massage and purchased meth from him. But he denies having "sex" with the man and said he didn't actually use the meth, but threw it out.
Haggard is on administrative leave from New Life while an investigatory committee of local pastors weighs the charges.
Lord, have mercy.