Sunday, November 05, 2006
Another "Holier than thou" bites the dust
For Rev. Ted Haggard, no more conference calls with the White House
Rev. Haggard is not going to be back as president of National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) either.
"COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - Nov.4,2006 - The Rev. Ted Haggard agreed Saturday to resign as leader of the megachurch he started in his basement more than 20 years ago after its independent investigative board said he was guilty of "sexually immoral conduct."
On Friday, the White House sought to downplay Haggard's influence within the administration. Spokesman Tony Fratto told reporters Friday that it was inaccurate to portray him as being close to the White House, insisting Haggard was only an occasional participant in weekly conference calls between West Wing staff and leading evangelicals. "He has been on a couple of calls," Fratto said. "He's been to the White House one or two times."Last year, Time -- citing Haggard's White House access -- put him on its list of the nation's 25 most influential evangelicals. (Time.com article)
End of Republican dominance?
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