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Prayers and Assistance for the Haggard Family

Jim Burroway

November 3rd, 2006

Rev. Ted Haggard had been president of the National Association of Evangelicals until the recent allegations of liaisons with a male prostitute came to light. He resigned yesterday, and many observers noted that the NAE’s web site went dark, with just a note saying that it was being updated. Moments ago, the NAE brought a stripped-down version of their website back online and released this press release:

Yesterday, National Association of Evangelicals President Ted Haggard submitted his resignation from NAE leadership when serious allegations were made on a Denver radio talk show. In response to Rev. Haggard’s admission yesterday to church leaders in Colorado that there were some indiscretions, the eleven-member Executive Committee met today via teleconference and unanimously accepted his resignation with regret. …

We are thankful for the grace and mercy of Christ who is able to forgive all sorts of sin. Yet, due to the seriousness of Rev. Haggard’s misconduct while in the leadership roles he held, we anticipate that an extended period of recovery will be appropriate. We pray that the overseers’ ministry to him will lead to his eventual moral healing, restoration in Christ, and service in the Church.

We pray for and stand with Rev. Haggard, his wife Gayle, and their children, and the New Life Church congregation at this difficult time. We also pray for the man who has accused Rev. Haggard.

I join the NAE in their prayers for everyone concerned. I also would like to recommend the services of the Straight Spouse Network and PFLAG for his wife and children. Also, his children may benefit from contacting a nearby COLAGE chapter.

See Also:

Ted Haggard: “I’m Not Gay”
The Megachurch, Mike Jones, and the Suspension of Disbelief
“There Is A Part Of My Life So Repulsive and Dark…”
Blessed Are The Opportunists
Haggard Resigns; “I Know What You Did Last Night”
Prayers and Assistance for the Haggard Family
I Did Not Have Sex With That Man!
Jones “Fails” Lie Detector?
Fall of the House of Haggard

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