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Dream Center “Surprised” Haggard Will Be Working There

Jim Burroway

August 27th, 2007

Ted HaggardIt’s story that keeps getting more incredible with each passing day. First, Ted Haggard sends out a fundraising letter, asking for financial support while he and his family move into the Phoenix Dream Center’s halfway house to minister to ex-cons, recovering alcoholics, drug addicts, prostitutes, and “other broken people.” Except his fundraising letter suggests that his donors commit tax fraud by writing a check to a Colorado Springs charity called “Families With a Mission.”

Then we learn that said charity doesn’t exist anymore, and the only name associated with it is one Paul Huberty, a convicted sex offender from Hawaii whose name is not on Colorado’s sex offender registry. Huberty was convicted of attempted sexual assault in Hawaii in January 2004 and sentenced to 12 months in jail with six months suspended. In 1996, he was convicted of sodomy, indecent acts, and adultery with 17-year girl who accompanied Huberty to Europe as his “legal ward.” He was also convicted at that time of fondling himself in the presence of two Dutch women at a public swimming pool.

So what’s the latest? Rev. Leo Godzich, associate pastor at Phoenix First Assembly of God and one of the leaders of the Dream Center has said they are “surprised” to hear that Haggard will be working there. Also suprised? Mike Ware, head of Haggard’s “restoration team.” He’ll be flying to Phoenix to get a face-to-face explanation tomorrow.

Oh boy. These closet cases sure are a handful.

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Update to Ted Haggard’s begging for money at Bene Diction Blogs On
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Erica
August 29th, 2007 | LINK

You know you’re alone when even the convicted sex offender doesn’t admit to having anything to do with you…

I hope someday Haggard finds the help and peace he desperately needs.

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