Evangelist admits to immorality

Gulf News

November 6, 2006

DENVER, Colorado: Disgraced evangelical leader Ted Haggard yesterday admitted he was guilty of sexual immorality, revealing he had fought a life-long battle against "dark and

repulsive" urges. Haggard, one of the most influential religious figures in the US until allegations of gay sex with a male escort and drug-taking forced him to resign, made his confession in a letter read out at a service of the New Life Church. "The fact is I am guilty of sexual immorality," the married father-of-five said in the statement read out to a 7,000-strong congregation in Colorado Springs.