Friday, November 3

Ted Haggard: So why quit if you're not guilty?

Ted Haggard, evangelical leader has quit as head of the 30 million-member association Thursday and also gave up leadership of his New Life Church pending the investigation into allegations he had monthly trysts with a gay prostitute (Mike Jones, below) over the past three years. Now, why quit if you are not guilty? Even if it is required if he is under investigation, it is a bit suspicious.

The allegations surfaced as voters in Colorado and seven other states get ready to decide Tuesday on amendments banning gay marriage. Besides the proposed ban on the Colorado ballot, a separate measure would establish the legality of domestic partnerships providing same-sex couples with many of the rights of married couples. After Massachusetts legalized gay marriage in 2004, Haggard and others began organizing state-by-state opposition. Last year, Haggard and officials from the nearby Christian ministry Focus on the Family announced plans to push Colorado's gay marriage ban for the 2006 ballot. -excerpts from AOL

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