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Haggard’s Overseers Find Fundraising Appeal “Unacceptable”

Jim Burroway

August 29th, 2007

We previously reported on “completely heterosexual” Ted Haggard’s recent fundraising appeal, in which he encourages his followers to commit tax fraud while sending checks to a defunct Colorado charity run by a convicted sex offender. That had Haggard’s four-member “restoration team” boarding a flight to Phoenix to confront Haggard personally:

“After their fact-finding was complete, they (overseers) informed Mr. Haggard that his plan and his communications about it were unacceptable. Mr. Haggard’s solicitation for personal support was inappropriate. It was never the intention of the Dream Center that Mr. Haggard would provide any counsel or other ministry. Mr. Haggard will not be moving in or working with the Dream Center. He will not be doing any ministry. He will be seeking secular employment to support himself and his family.”

The Rocky Mountain News puts an especially fine point on it with their headline: “Overseers tell Haggard: Stop asking for money and get a job.”



Timothy Kincaid
August 30th, 2007 | LINK

I’m going to play psychiatrist for a second here and say that I think he’s having a breakdown. To write and send that letter with all of its obvious problems doesn’t seem like someone who is in control of his life.

August 30th, 2007 | LINK

It seems to me that right about now, Haggard’s got to be thinking: “Thank goodness for Larry Craig keeping my story from working its way to the front pages”

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