Looks like Pastor Ted Haggard, the fallen, meth-snorting, gay hooker-hiring moralist, and founder of New Life Church has a pastor falling in his footsteps...
Details are still somewhat fuzzy but Pastor Ted's New Life Church announced the resignation of another executive staff member, Christopher Beard, for sexual misconduct.
From New Life's press release:
An executive staff member at New Life Church in Colorado Springs has resigned after admitting to sexual misconduct and other mistakes - the result of an examination of the staff's moral makeup after the ouster of senior pastor Ted Haggard, a church official said Sunday. Christopher Beard, who headed a ministry that trained young adults in leadership skills, stepped down Friday after admitting to "a series of decisions displaying poor judgment, including one incident of sexual misconduct several years ago," said Rob Brendle, an associate pastor at the 14,000- member church.
Citing confidentiality over personnel issues, Brendle would not discuss the nature of the sexual misconduct except to say it did not involve Haggard or a minor.
Here's more from local blog/monthly magazine Newspeak.
Looks like the house that Haggard built has become Witch Hunt Central...
For more on other seemingly gay New Life Church staffers, have a look.