This is beyond disgraceful. More allegations involving sexual misconduct for the disgraced Rev. Ted Haggard, formerly one of the nation's leading right-wing, anti-gay evangelicals until he admitted having crystal methamphetamine-fueled PnP sessions with gay hustler Mike Jones. A Colorado Springs bail bondsman appears on the Michelangelo Signorile Show and reports "ten more cases of sexual misconduct on the part of Ted Haggard and that three of these involve minors"
Bobby Brown originally reported the allegations to the Colorado Springs Gazette. Brown appeared on Signorile's show late Friday to report more details that show New Life Church, police and local law enforcement covered up Haggard's lurid and predatory behavior.
BOBBY BROWN: I am currently investigating, it's up to ten [cases of sexual misconduct that have not been reported on the part of Ted Haggard] right now...
MICHELANGELO SIGNORILE: But they’ve come to talk to you?
BB: Yes, they’ve come forward --
MS: Will any of them be going public?...Will you be going public with the names, with these people?
BB: As they agree to do so, absolutely.
MS: And are any of them at that point?
BB: We are working on it right now. And I’ll be honest with you, my first move, obviously before I would go public, would be to contact our district attorney’s office and..If they’re willing to talk to the district attorney, if in fact it’s a situation that requires that, that would be the first step---
MS: Are any of these individuals underage?
BB: I am looking at probably three that I know for a fact.
MS: That were underage when this happened?
BB: Right, according to them.
Even more damning allegations for New Life Church. Brown reports one of the numerous pastors under Haggard, Stephen Evans, was convicted in 1999 of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy and later admitted to sexual contact with his own 14-year-old son and his own 15-year-old daughter. (PDF of court case here.) The child molestation charge was hidden from the media and "with the help and backing of New Life Church, Evans served no jail time at all, cutting a plea deal in which he’d agree to a "restoration" at the church—yes, just like the one that Ted Haggard went through to supposedly make him straight!—while serving five years on probation."
These are just the latest in a series of scandalous allegations that describe long-term cover-up of sexual misconduct at the anti-gay, social conservative New Life Church. Two weeks ago a former church volunteer came forward to disclose church elders paid him hush money to conceal his sexual relationship with Haggard. Grant Haas says Haggard was open about his sexual activity with other men, was into bondage and other kink, and, had a much more worse problem with crystal meth than was disclosed. Oh and Haas says despite her claims otherwise, Gayle Haggard was aware of her husband's extra-curricular activities and the couple even molded a dildo together for double penetration. The couple that prays together—or is it "preys"?—stays together.
More New Life Church Revelations [Signorile]