Rev. Ted Haggard, the disgraced Colorado mega-preacher accused of using rent boys and crystal meth in his spare time, has been one of the Christian Right's most outspoken opponents of gays. Some of Pastor Ted's thoughts on the gays:
"Devastating for the children of our nation and for the future of Western civilization."
"We need the Federal Marriage Amendment for the sake of children."
"If a person has homosexual tendencies, they need to practice abstinence just as a single heterosexual would need to practice abstinence."
"Some people claim that they have had homosexual tendencies all along and we need to offer them the hope that Christ offers."
"Richard Land and Ted Haggard participate in a White House teleconference every Monday with a handful of Christian conservatives to plot strategy on gay marriage, abortion and other issues on the social agenda. Time 01/30/05"