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Disgraced American pastor tries again

Mon 7 Jun 2010 In: International News

US Pastor Ted Haggard Claiming that being sexually molested as a child gave him gay urges, a disgraced evangelist is having another crack at bringing his brand of religion to the American faithful. Pastor Ted Haggard, who long claimed that homosexuality was sinful and can be 'cured' by prayer, was outed when a male prostitute said in 2006 that Haggard had paid him for sex. Launching a new Colorado church, with his wife by his side, Haggard claims he is now totally heterosexual but US gay activists are furious that he is linking pedophilia to homosexuality and are casting doubts on his sexuality claims. Haggard says his new church is open to all, regardless of sexuality.    

Credit: Daily News staff

First published: Monday, 7th June 2010 - 8:03pm

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