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Newsweek - Morality Tale: A Pastor's Fall From Grace
Nov. 13, 2006 issue - The Rev. Ted Haggard had boyish dimples and a perpetual placid smile, but spoke of demons on earth. As a young pastor in Colorado Springs, Colo., he tore apart the local phone book and prayed over every name. He warned of "Satanists" and covens abroad in the city. Over time, his New Life evangelical church grew to be among the most powerful houses of worship in the country, with a congregation some 14,000 strong. Haggard called these faithful "Puritan descendants," but spoke of the omnipresence of sin. To be a Christian, he warned, "is to be in a constant state of war."
What no one saw was the war within Haggard himself. Last week Mike Jones, a former male prostitute in Denver, came forward to claim he'd had a three-year sexual relationship with Haggard, a vocal critic of gay rights....
I am very familiar with Colorado Springs, Colorado because my Great Aunt(deceased) resided in Colorado Springs, Colorado and I used to go out there almost every year to visit her. I also had a Great Aunt(deceased) who resided on my Great Grandparents farm 7 miles Northeast of Calhan, Colorado and I used to go out there almost every year to visit her also.