Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Breaking News

Ted Haggard is still gay. The spiritual restoration healing to kick those gay demons out of Haggard didn't work.

Brady Boyd, the pastor at New Life Church, sent this letter out to the congregation.

Ted Haggard’s leadership of New Life Church for many years was extraordinary and the depth of spiritual maturity that is found today in the church is in large part attributed to his leadership as the founding senior pastor.

In January 2007, Ted Haggard voluntarily agreed to enter a process of spiritual restoration. He has selected Phoenix First Assembly and Pastor Tommy Barnett as his local church fellowship and is maintaining an accountability relationship there. He has recently requested to end his official relationship with the New Life Church Restoration Team and this has been accepted by them.

New Life Church recognizes the process of restoring Ted Haggard is incomplete and maintains its original stance that he should not return to vocational ministry. However, we wish him and his family only success in the future.

Because spiritual restoration is a necessarily confidential process, the church does not anticipate that it, or its overseers or restorers will make further comment about it.

It's distubing that New Life Church that homosexuality can be prayed away. This is the same kind of religious thinking that led to people being persecuted. Haggard's self-professed "life long" problem with homosexuality is because he is gay. I don't have a life long problem with gayness since I am not gay.

Here is Haggard from the movie Jesus Camp.

In other shocking news: the New York Giants are still Super Bowl champions.

Hat tip to Alternet.

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