CNN -- Evangelical pastor Ted Haggard described Thursday as "fundamentally true" an assertion that he engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a year-old male volunteer in But he grabbed a bottle of lotion and started masturbating. Haas added, " Haggard used to say to me, 'You know what, Grant, you can become a man of God, and you can have a little bit of fun on the side. Haggard, 52, said the incident was "an indicator of the compulsive behavior" that ruled him at the time. However, he said he has been undergoing therapy during the two years since and "working it out. Controversy involving Haggard first erupted in November , when a former prostitute, Mike Jones, said the pastor had paid him for sex over three years and had used methamphetamine in his presence.
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By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail. A married pastor apologized to his church for having sex with a woman from the congregation after fleeing naked when her husband caught them in the middle of the afternoon. They were caught less than an hour later by her husband Benjamin, 38, who had returned home with their sick six-year-old son after getting a call from his school. Teachers had tried to reach Mrs Stephens, 34, but she didn't answer the phone having already gotten into bed with the pastor, a police report indicated. The husband, furious to have found the pair in throws of passion, threatened Simmons; 'I'm going to kill you!
Disgraced pastor Haggard admits second relationship with man
What do you think about this? Post your comments below. In a tearful videotaped message Sunday to his congregation, the senior pastor of a thriving evangelical megachurch in south metro Denver confessed to sexual relations with other men and announced he had voluntarily resigned his pulpit.
But as for Iyanla Vanzant, she hopes to spark a larger conversation about the taboo topic of homosexuality in the black church. And Vanzant does just that by traveling to Louisville, Kentucky, to meet Pastor Mitchell and Pastor Derek OWN would not release their full names, citing the need to protect the privacy of the guests. Pastor Mitchell was married with five children and spent years preaching against homosexuality, but he was having affairs with men. This is all my stuff. Pastor Derek never thought his family, who openly showed hostility toward gay people, or his congregation would be accepting of his secret lifestyle.