Ted Haggard says sexuality labels "just don't work"

Ted Haggard could have been in my study last summer. Over 190 same-sex attracted men who are heterosexually married took my survey to describe their sexuality. Many of them said the same thing – that labels didn’t fully capture their experience. Haggard told the Denver Post that labels don’t work. Read the rest at the link. … Continue reading “Ted Haggard says sexuality labels "just don't work"”

Ted Haggard still struggles with his sexuality

Of course he does. This story is all over but I wanted to get us talking about it as well. Here is the AP video of the story. I hope to find a way to see the documentary without getting HBO. What Mr. Haggard is doing by striving to maintain his marriage vows is an … Continue reading “Ted Haggard still struggles with his sexuality”

Ted Haggard preaches personal sermon

This morning, ABC News is reporting that Ted Haggard preached a very personal sermon this past weekend about his fall from and back into grace. Haggard spoke in the morning and evening at Open Bible Fellowship, an independent, charismatic church in Morrison, IL. I have yet to listen to the sermons but the ABC News … Continue reading “Ted Haggard preaches personal sermon”

Ted Haggard’s team clarifies the situation

I missed this February 19, Denver Post article regarding clarifications in reports that Ted Haggard might see himself as being free of same-sex attractions. Frequent commenter gordo brought this to my attention on a previous post. This quote indicates a more process view than the earlier reports: “”There should be no confusion that deliverance from … Continue reading “Ted Haggard’s team clarifies the situation”

People magazine on Ted Haggard and reparative therapy

The February 26 issue of People magazine has a story on Ted Haggard and reparative therapy. The article references the comments or views of Rev. Haggard, his overseers, Richard Cohen, Joe Nicolosi, Bob Spitzer, Jack Drescher, Peterson Toscano, and Dan Gonzales. As with most pieces on the subject, this one oversimplifies the intersection of faith … Continue reading “People magazine on Ted Haggard and reparative therapy”

CNN segment on Ted Haggard

I may add some additional comments later but I wanted to post the transcript of the Anderson Cooper CNN segment (scroll a bit over half way down the page) this evening regarding Ted Haggard’s rehabilitation. The report was quite interesting with several points worthy of discussion. I felt Alan’s tone and responses were reasonable and … Continue reading “CNN segment on Ted Haggard”

Ted Haggard emails his former flock

Not sure how you get three years of analysis in three weeks, but here is a little insight into Mr. Haggard’s rehab. Further, the overseers reveal in a Denver Post article that he now believes he is “completely heterosexual.” There’s your long term therapy, your brief therapy and now, your microwavable therapy. I guess the … Continue reading “Ted Haggard emails his former flock”

Ted Haggard – Pastor’s Case Stirs Debate: Denver Post

Today’s Denver Post has an article by Kevin Simpson and Eric Gorski that reports on the various views of sexual orientation and how the restoration of Ted Haggard might proceed. A balanced article, the reporters include quotes from Anthony Bogaert, Daryl Bem, Robert Spitzer, Jack Drescher, Mary Heathman, Joe Nicolosi, Alan Chambers and yours truly. … Continue reading “Ted Haggard – Pastor’s Case Stirs Debate: Denver Post”