From CitizenLink.com (a Focus on the Family site): ‘When the Church Hurts’: Response to the Rev. Ted Haggard’s Confession

‘When the Church Hurts’: Response to the Rev. Ted Haggard’s Confession

Dr. James Dobson, founder and chairman of Focus on the Family, devoted his broadcast today to discussing the admission of sexually immoral conduct by the Rev. Ted Haggard, former senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado, and former head of the National Association of Evangelicals.

Dr. Dobson is joined by the Rev. H.B. London, vice president of ministry outreach at Focus on the Family, Dr. Ravi Zacharias, president of Ravi Zacharias Ministries and Dr. Al Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Together they analyze the symptoms and the serious consequences.

“Rev. Ted Haggard, the pastor of New Life Church, a huge church here in Colorado Springs, has experienced a moral failure,” Dobson said. “Pastor Haggard has written a letter admitting his sin, calling himself a ‘deceiver’ and a ‘liar’ and one who has disappointed his family, his church and the cause of Christ. It was a very explicit and repentant letter that was read in the service.”

After an investigation and conversations with Haggard, a board of overseers dismissed him.

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