A disgraced mega-church leader should leave the ministry. That
statement comes from a traditional values leader after Ted Haggard
endorsed homosexual "marriage."
Haggard had to leave Colorado Springs New Life Church in 2006
when his involvement with a male prostitute became public
knowledge. He currently heads St. James Church in the same city,
endorses same-gender marriage and says the state has no role in
"dictating or mandating" morality.
Peter LaBarbera of Americans for Truth About Homosexuality says
Haggard's ministry is completely discredited by his statements.
"It's preposterous to say
that the state should allow homosexual marriage and that we could
only be against it in our churches," LaBarbera remarks.
"He is adopting the extreme line of Libertarianism, which
separates morality, Christian morality and biblical morality from
the state. He's dead wrong. He's wrong to call himself a Christian
and a bisexual, and he should step aside from public ministry."
LaBarbera goes on to say that Haggard still has a problem with
"He never should have been in the positions of leadership that
he was -- and rather than humbly repent and recover his life and
return to a state of humility and holiness, he quickly got back
into so-called ministry with a liberal slant," he tells OneNewsNow.
"And it's a shame that anybody takes him seriously."
LaBarbera concludes Haggard's latest pronouncement simply gains
him favor among homosexuals and the liberal media.
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