Well, that’s that then. It would appear that only one of the two primary characters in the recent Evangelical drama was telling the truth. Unfortunately for New Life Church, it wasn’t Ted Haggard.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed to resign Saturday from his New Life Church after its independent investigative board recommended removal, saying he was guilty “of sexually immoral conduct.”
“We, the Overseer Board of New Life Church, have concluded our deliberations concerning the moral failings of Pastor Ted Haggard,” a statement from the church said. “Our investigation and Pastor Haggard’s public statements have proven without a doubt that he has committed sexually immoral conduct.”
Read Ben Witherington’s post on the announcement. And now, let’s all pray for the Haggard family – especially the kids. God help them all.
UPDATE: And please read Gordon MacDonald, a man who can closely identify with Ted Haggard – but who has also seen the mercy of God’s forgiveness and restoration.