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Haggards Plug Marriage ... on Divorce Court

Couple goes on Divorce Court to talk about lasting marriage

(Newser) - Disgraced pastor Ted Haggard and his wife are headed for Divorce Court, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports—but to plug the virtues of marriage and describe how his homosexual affair made theirs stronger. In a taping to air April 1, the New Life Church pastor says he asked Gayle Haggard... More »

'Fun on Side' Haggard 'Fesses Up to 2nd Affair

His therapist says he's 'heterosexual with complications'

(Newser) - Disgraced evangelical pastor Ted Haggard has confessed to another "compulsive" relationship, this one with a young male volunteer in his former church. "I felt like God's plan was for sexuality to be in a monogamous, heterosexual marriage. But I had these other things going on," Haggard told... More »

Wife Knew Haggard Was Hot for Guys

She believed he was 'winning the battle,' spouse tells Oprah

(Newser) - Ted Haggard told his wife early in their 30-year marriage that he struggled with his attraction to men, she tells Oprah in an appearance with her husband due to air today. Gayle Haggard says she was shocked by the disclosure, but believed he was "winning the battle" before a... More »

Haggard Faces New Gay Sex Accusations

Churchgoer says he had long relationship with anti-gay marriage preacher

(Newser) - Evangelical preacher Ted Haggard had a long extra-marital affair with a male parishioner before his downfall, KRDO reports. The churchgoer says the New Life Church paid him hush money after the affair several years ago. The church confirmed the accusation after learning that the man possesses a recording of a... More »

HBO Doc Unveils Down-and-Out Haggard

"Wincingly candid" documentary set to air Jan. 29 on HBO

(Newser) - A new HBO documentary on Ted Haggard catches the disgraced minister at his most candid and vulnerable, Newsweek reports. Emmy-winning director Alexandra Pelosi shot the film impromptu, capturing Haggard the failed insurance salesman as he struggles with gay feelings and looks out the window at his old church. But hasn't... More »

FBI Warned on Colorado Shooter

Internet forum alerted feds after anti-Christian postings

(Newser) - The FBI was alerted to Internet postings supposedly written by Colorado church shooter Matthew Murray between his two rampages, the AP reports. The operator of the forum for the Association of Former Pentecostals said a member contacted the FBI the day of the shootings after “nghtmrchild26,” thought to... More »

Colo. Shooter Had Ties to Church

Lone gunman ID'd as ex-mission worker who sent threatening letters

(Newser) - A former mission worker was the shooter in both of yesterday’s Colorado church shootings, CNN reports. The killer, identified as Matthew Murray, worked with Youth With a Mission in Arvada, where the first shooting occurred. The Rocky Mountain News describes Murray as the 24-year-old son of a local neurosurgeon,... More »

Gunman Dead in Church Attack

Suspect nabbed in Haggard church incident; no link yet

(Newser) - The gunman who opened fire at a Colorado megachurch today killed one and wounded four before being fatally shot by a security guard, CNN reports. Police Chief Richard Myers called the guard at New Life Church "a courageous security staff member who probably saved many lives today." Some... More »

4 Shot at Haggard's Colo. Church

Unclear if related to earlier shooting at missionary center 70 miles away

(Newser) - Gunfire struck Colorado Christians a second time today, hitting at least four people in the parking lot of Ted Haggard's New Life Church this afternoon, the AP reports. It was unclear if the incident, in Colorado Springs, was linked to two earlier shooting deaths at a missionary training center 70... More »

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