Ted Haggard’s New Life Church held what they billed a ‘Day of Hope’ yesterday for the disgraced pastor.
At the Sunday service, Pastor Larry Stockstill, part of the church’s board of overseers, told the 14,000-member congregation: “Concerning Ted and his family, we have done extensive fact-finding into his lifelong battle with a ‘dark side’ which he said in his confession letter has been a struggle for years. We have verified the reality of that struggle through numerous individuals who reported to us firsthand knowledge of everything from sordid conversation to overt suggestions to improper activities to improper relationships. These findings established a pattern of behavior that culminated in the final relationship in which Ted was, as a matter of grace, caught.”
Or as a matter of humiliation, depending on how you look at it.