New Life’s Falling Donations Precipitated Dismissals

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New Life Church may want forget that whole Ted Haggard scandal, but, like the Super Bowl, the brouhaha simply won’t cease. As we noted yesterday, the church has sacked about 30-50 employees. Today The New York Times expands on that story, reporting that the Church has found itself in a bit of a financial bind:

Since the announcement of Mr. Haggard’s removal on Nov. 5, New Life’s donations have fallen to $4.9 million in the past four months, compared with $5.3 million in the same period a year earlier…

Of the economic strain, associate pastor and potential king, Rob Brendle said:

These are difficult times, and these have been difficult decisions. But the floor of this church has not fallen out… I would say that the people at New Life are confident in the process of transition that is under way and hopeful for the future. There is a pervasive sense that our best days are ahead of us.

Let’s hope so, because they’re certainly not behind you.