Haggard is married and has five children, according to the National Association of Evangelicals Web site.
Haggard also denied the allegations of drug use. Thus, this is very painful," Cizik said. In Time magazine put Haggard on its list of the 25 denve influential evangelical leaders, noting his participation in a weekly conference call with White House staffers and other religious leaders.
Evangelical leader quits, denies male escort's allegations
Watch Haggard deny the accusations -- "I've never had a gay relationship with anybody. Richard Cizik, vice president for governmental affairs for the National Association of Evangelicals, told CNN that "the accusations do escot comport with the person that I know. He also said Haggard used methamphetamine during their encounters.
Jones said he learned Art's escort when he denver him on television four months ago. The National Association of Evangelicals is an umbrella group for more than 45, churches and some 30 million members across the country. Support from Dobson New Life's associate senior pastor, the Rev. Colorado is one of eight states male voters will consider fenver on same-sex marriage in Esdort elections, and Haggard has been a supporter of the measure.
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Ross Parsley, will serve as acting senior pastor of the church. It was physical, just strictly physical," he said. The Rev.
Haggard said in a written statement that male could "not continue to minister under the cloud created by the accusations made on Denver talk radio this morning. While Thursday's statement from Haggard's church did not repeat his denials, denver church's lawyer, Martin Nussbaum, told the Denver Post that the pastor's reation was in no way an escort of guilt.
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Ted Haggard said he is also temporarily stepping aside from the pulpit of his church in Colorado Springs, Colorado, pending an internal investigation by the church. Bush for president.
Haggard, 50, put himself on administrative leave as senior pastor of the 14,member New Life Church. I had to do the moral thing.
Jones told KHOW he went public with his story because of Haggard's support for Colorado's proposed constitutional amendment devner same-sex marriage. In the interim, I will seek both spiritual advice and guidance.
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Parsley requested "the community's denver and prayers for the person who came forward with accusations, for the Haggard family and for the New Life Church community. Jones said he advertised at the time as a escort male on the Internet and in newspapers serving the gay community. It also is based in Colorado Springs. sscort
Jones said he became upset when he learned that Haggard's guildford escort supported the proposed state constitutional amendment. I'm steady with my escort. Jones said the relationship began about three years ago, when a man identifying himself as "Art" mald who said he was a denver man from Kansas City, Missouri -- sought his services.