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Ted Haggard's New Church, St. James, Draws 160 In Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Gazette | MARK BARNA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

What was supposed to be a launch party Sunday for St. James Church in Colorado Springs turned out to be much more. About 160 people sat elbow to el...

Federal Court Overturns CA's Prop 8 Ban on Gay Marriage. Closeted Republicans Everywhere Rejoice

Andy Ostroy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Following the Walker decision, gays from New York to California rejoiced over the decision, and were no doubt joined in celebration from the likes of Mark Foley, Larry Craig, Ted Haggard, Bob Allen and countless others.

Mike Jones: Ted Haggard Wasn't My Only Client Who Worked In The Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Mike Jones, the Denver prostitute and personal trainer who outed former New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard in 2006, wrote an article Saturday for the ...

Ted Haggard's New Church Outgrows Barn, Moving To Pikes Peak Center

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former mega-church pastor Ted Haggard is making headlines again. This time, though, he's not predicting the end of the religious right, nor is he sol...

Con Games: Elaine Pagels, Literally

Michael Conniff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Conniff

In the mists of the Tea Party nonsense, it is perilously easy to miss the fact that the Kool-Aid of the Evangelical Right has grown lukewarm, tepid, and downright stanky.

LISTEN: Haggard Says GLBT Community Welcome at New Church

Mason Tvert | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Mason Tvert

In a live radio interview Friday, embattled Evangelical preacher Ted Haggard said he would welcome members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgen...

Ted Haggard's Church Exceeding Attendance Expectations

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that Ted Haggard's St. James Church in Colorado Springs is exceeding attendance expectations after just two servi...

Haggard's New Flock Finds Faith In Redemption Story

Religion News Service | Steve Rabey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Steve Rabey Religion News Service COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (RNS) Colby Rockhill was one of the 14,000 members of New Life Church who saw founding p...

Ted Haggard Schedules 'Surprising Announcement' For Next Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

In a press release Thursday,Ted Haggard's spokesman said the disgraced former pastor has a "surprising announcement" to make on Wednesday, June 2. ...

Ted Haggard Denies He's About To Start A Church

Religion News Service | By Adelle M. Banks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Former Colorado megachurch pastor Ted Haggard, who resigned top evangelical posts after a sex-and-drug...

Ted Haggard Formally Opens St. James Church In Colorado Springs

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle formally incorporated their new church, the St. James, in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. The opening of the new church ...

Sen. Roy Ashburn Is the Latest to Succumb to Faustian Legend

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Ashburn's public acknowledgment this week that he is gay gives him the tragic distinction of being added to the cocktail party punch line of public officials guilty of the vilest hypocrisy.

Jenny Sanford, Andrew Young, Gayle Haggard Tell Everything You Always Want to Know About Sex--Other People's

Michael Wolff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Wolff

The great thing (I mean the really great thing) about books (good books and bad books, alike) used to be that they had sex in them.

Most Influential Coloradans Of The '00s (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado has undoubtedly seen its profile raised during the '00s, culminating in the Democratic Convention in 2008. As Colorado has become a place of...

Advice to Tiger Woods: Ignore Brit Hume

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Schweitzer

The obvious Christian bias would be astounding if not so disturbingly common. What if Woods was a Christian and Hume told Woods he should convert to Islam or Judaism for redemption?

Ted Haggard Prayer Meetings: Ex-Counselors 'Wish He Would Not Do This"

The Christian Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

A member of Ted Haggard's now-defunct restoration team says he and the others wish the former megachurch pastor would have followed their counsel rath...

The Best Colorado Scandals Of The Decade (VOTE)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado has been the scene of some of the country's biggest scandals over the last ten years. From an arch-conservative pastor busted for soliciting...

Tiger Woods, C.S. Lewis, & The Faux Moralists Among Us

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Mark Joseph

The only thing worse than Tiger Woods' bad behavior with icky women is the faux outrage led by a) women who never understood men to begin with and b) ...

Ted Haggard To Host More Prayer Services After Last Week's High Turnout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Former New Life Church pastor Ted Haggard says the prayer group started in his basement last week could ultimately turn into a new church. The pastor...

Is Harry Reid a Racist?

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bart Motes

Is Harry Reid is a racist? And if so, aren't Democrats both awful people and hypocrites for allowing him to be a top member of their party?

Ted Haggard Excerpts

Colorado Springs Gazette | Mark Barna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Gayle Haggard is about to have her say on the 2006 sex scandal that led her husband, Ted, to resign as head of New Life Church in Colorado Springs. ...

Ted Haggard Opens Up To Colorado Springs Independent: "I'm Here To Be Faithful To Me"

The Colorado Springs Independent | Bill Forman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

...And if I said the things that the therapists have said to me, some people out there would read it as me giving an excuse, which I don't want to do....

HuffPost Book Review: Republican Gomorrah

Jane Smiley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jane Smiley

Republican Gomorrah is full of crimes--both those we've already heard of, such as Abramoff's and Ted Haggard's, and those we haven't.

Hypocrisy in High Places

Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ruth Bettelheim, Ph.D.

When we repress important needs and desires so severely that we are unable to accept them as a part of ourselves, we give up the possibility of a controlled, thoughtful response to them.

The Republican Summer Olympics of 2009

Gary Cohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Cohan

Republicans' private embraces are often in complete contradistinction with their own oft-trumpeted, Biblically-mandated "moral" guidelines for the rest of us.