Ted Haggard: Send Me Cash (Again)
And You'll Go To Heaven
Ted "Completely Heterosexual" Haggard and his family are moving into a Phoenix halfway-house where they will minister "in whatever capacity asked, whether it's cleaning the building, hosting a visiting group, attending a meeting, or facilitating a study." And despite that his former employers, the New Life Church, agreed to pay his $138K salary through 2007, Haggard has issued his former flock a letter begging that they donate to support him, for which he promises that they be will "rewarded in heaven".
It looks as though it will take two years for us to have adequate earning power again, so we are looking for people who will help us monthly for two years. During that time we will continue as full time students, and then, when I graduate, we won't need outside support any longer.Outrageous. The blood-sucking just never stops, does it? Colorado Confidential notes that the Haggards still own their 5-bedroom Colorado Springs home, which is valued at over $700,000. The upside - we now have Ted's address. I think I'll send him a postcard wishing him well on his "recovery". Or something like that.
But for the next two years, we will need support. Between now and the end of the year, we have to find the people who want to help us transition into our future. So I am starting today to let friends like you know that we are raising money for support as we move into the Phoenix Dream Center.
Would you be willing to help us find people who can give a one time gift or make a commitment to help support us monthly for two years? If so, that would be a blessing.
If people want to support us directly, they can mail checks to Ted and Gayle Haggard, 9699 N. Hayden, Suite 108, PMB 180, Scottsdale, AZ 95259. This is a private mail box address that we have been using since we moved to the Phoenix area. If any supporters need a tax deduction for their gift, they can mail it to Families With a Mission at P.O. Box 63125, Colorado Springs, CO 80962. The supporters would need to write their check to "Families With A Mission" and put a separate note on it that it is for the Haggard family, then Families With a Mission will mail us 90% of the funds for support and use 10% for administrative costs.
Thank you so much. We feel our move into the Dream Center is the next step God would have us take. Any help we can get with this will be greatly appreciated and, I believe, rewarded in heaven.
UPDATE: Mike Jones emailed me to say: "To all the people who called me names and demised the importance of what I did need to look no further. If I had never said anything, he would still be sucking money from patsies and telling gays they are going to hell. If you look at this letter and his “apology letter” one thing is clear, “Feel sorry for me”. He plays the sympathy card well and tries to pull on the heart strings of the vulnerable. I live in a small room which I rent from a friend. I lost everything when I exposed Haggard, but I did not go begging for money. I have not even asked my best friend for a dime. But boy it would be nice to have two years to go to school and have all bills paid. If Ted Haggard really wanted to give back to the community and god, then he should volunteer at the Gay and Lesbian Center or deliver meals to people with AIDS or other life threatening situations, since these are the people he hurt the most during his reign. I will say this again; wait until after the first of the year when his hush period ends, he will return. Keeping this silence is killing him. - MJ"