Of Elections, Evangelicals, Gay Marriage Sex

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Thursday, November 2, 2006; 11:01 PM

At New Life Church, Rev. Haggard may not have practiced what he preached. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) Who said clergy sex scandals were only for the Catholic Church? On Thursday, Rev. Ted Haggard, President of the 30 million-strong National Association of Evangelicals, and vocal opponent of same-sex marriage, resigned amid allegations that he had a three-year fling with a male prostitute, (is that a sin?). Supposedly the Colorado pastor, and father of five, began the affair after responding to an internet ad under the alias "Art". The ad had been posted by a 49-year-old escort named Mike Jones who claims "Art" paid him to have sex once a month for the past three years. Jones also accused "Art", who has been named one of America's most influential Evangelicals, of snorting methamphetamine to heighten the sexual experience. I'm guessing that's not part of your typical Sacrament.These allegations come just days before


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