Ted Haggard Voicemails Analyzed; Pastor Admits to Indiscretions

The Acting Senior Pastor of Ted Haggard’s New Life Church, Ross Parsley, told KKTV news Thursday night that there has been “some admission to indiscretion” by Haggard, though he would not give details of the admission. Parsley says that work with “outside overseers” brought out the confession from Haggard.

Voice_expertMeanwhile, 9news brought in a nationally recognized voice expert to analyze two voicemails that Mike Jones claims were Haggard asking him about methamphetamine.

Voicemail 1:

“”Hi Mike, this is Art. Hey, I was just calling to see if we could get any more. Either $100 or $200 supply. And I could pick it up really anytime I could get it tomorrow or we could wait till next week sometime and so I also wanted to get your address. I could send you some money for inventory but that’s probably not working, so if you have it then go ahead and get what you can and I may buzz up there later today, but I doubt your schedule would allow that unless you have some in the house. Okay, I’ll check in with you later. Thanks a lot, bye.”

Haggard22Voicemail 2 (Listen – WMV):

“Hi Mike, this is Art, I am here in Denver and sorry that I missed you. But as I said, if you want to go ahead and get the stuff, then that would be great. And I’ll get it sometime next week or the week after or whenever. I will call though you early next week to see what’s most convenient for you. Okay? Thanks a lot, bye.”

Said speech expert Richard Sanders: “This certainly sounds like the same person. If we can find enough words and phrases that match then it’s generally accepted by courts that that’s the same person.” (Listen – WMV)

“Everybody is 100 percent for him, for his family, and for encouraging the process where he gets some great encouragement and spiritual counsel.”

Church Leader Says Haggard Admits To Some Indiscretions [kktv]
Voice expert believes Haggard contacted male escort [9news]

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