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Sunday, August 26, 2007

Ted Haggard Asks Supporters For $$$$$

Fallen pastor Ted Haggard is back in the news.

This time he's pleading for moolah from his friends and former parishioners.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The Rev. Ted Haggard, who left the megachurch he founded after admitting to "sexual immorality," has asked supporters for financial assistance while he and his wife pursue their studies.

The former New Life Church pastor plans to seek a master's degree in counseling at the University of Phoenix while his wife studies psychology, he said in an e-mail sent this week to KRDO-TV in Colorado Springs.

The couple and two of their sons planned to move Oct. 1 to the Phoenix Dream Center, a faith-based halfway house in Phoenix, where Haggard and his wife would provide counseling, the e-mail said.

"It looks as though it will take two years for us to have adequate earning power again, so we are looking for people who will help us monthly for two years," the e-mail said. "During that time we will continue as full-time students, and then, when I graduate, we won't need outside support any longer."

According to the AP, Haggard received a salary of 115K for 10 months of work in 2006, a 85K anniversary bonus before his sex scandal and a severance package of 138K. Haggard also collects royalties on his book titles and his home (which is for sale) has a market value of 715K!

This is utterly ridiculous. I hope no person is foolish enough to give this man a dime.....



Blogger Streak said...

Slog has more on this story, including some weirdness about the charity Haggard is using to gather money, as well as the person associated with that charity. Very weird stuff.

5:17 AM

Blogger Bene said...

There is more on this, including a story from the TV reporter at the Colorado station and updates at Christianity Today LiveBlog.

Credit has to go to alternative sites such as SLOG and Colorado Confidential.

US Christian news outlets with the exception of CT hadn't touched it.

Five days later and not a word from the 'Haggard overseers'.


9:44 AM


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