Another example of extreme religious hypocricy. So the dear pastor was merrily taking drugs and humping male whores while opposing same sex marriage. Perhaps like all the other uber-hypocrites he just wanted to keep his man man sex nice and dirty, perhaps devilish would be the right adjective. Meanwhile, decent gay men wanting the legal and social benefits marriage can bring are locked out in the cold.
The cynicism and hypocricy of these people is truly mind blowing.
[quote]Church sacks US pastor at centre of gay sex claims
A powerful US religious leader at the centre of gay sex and drugs allegations has been dismissed from his church after an investigation indicated he was guilty of sexual misconduct.
A statement released by the New Life Church following an investigation into the lurid accusations surrounding Ted Haggard said it had been “proven without a doubt” the pastor had “committed sexually immoral conduct”.
Mr Haggard, who had stepped down from his post at the church and as leader of the powerful National Association of Evangelicals earlier this week, admitted to buying drugs and having a massage from a male prostitute.
But the 50-year-old married father of five had steadfastly denied he had ever had sex with his accuser, Mike Jones, who claimed the religious leader had regularly paid for sex with him over a three-year period.
The New Life Church’s overseer board said in a statement it was satisfied Mr Haggard - a vocal opponent of same-sex marriage who has close links to the White House - was guilty of sexual misconduct.
“In consultation with leading evangelicals and experts familiar with the type of behaviour Pastor Haggard has demonstrated, we have decided that the most positive and productive direction for our church is his dismissal and removal,” the statement said.
“In addition, the Overseers will continue to explore the depth of Pastor Haggard’s offence so that a plan of healing and restoration can begin.” - AFP[/quote]