Homosexual church leader has no business in ministry

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

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.

LaBarbera, Peter"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 homosexuality.

"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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