Ted Haggard Explains It All, Sort Of…

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Fallen Evangelical leader Ted Haggard keeps finding himself in the news!

The disgraced preacher man, who returned to Colorado Springs after being sent into exile, always claimed that he didn’t do any drugs with his rent boy, Mike Jones, but a leaked email sent to a friend says otherwise. And it also provides some more details on his relationship with Jones:

I was referred to Mike Jones from the concierge at a Marriott hotel when I asked for a masseur. It was during the massage that it started to become sensual, and that led to him masturbating me. That was and is our only sexual contact, but it was immoral and it was this experience that caused me to confess immorality in my letter of resignation from New Life Church. During the conversation with Mike during and after the time he masturbated me, he told me about some drugs that he could get for me that would enhance my masturbation experience. I returned on five occasions and bought those drugs. I actually used them three times, throwing them away in shame before use two times. It is for these offenses that I confessed being immoral and deceitful.

Haggard sent the email, dated October 7, 2007, to his family friend and former follower Kurt Serpe.

With the leaking of the email, Serpe offered his thoughts on Haggard’s fragile psyche:

“He craved sex, he was a sexaholic,” says Serpe. He believes it had nothing to do with homosexuality, but more about masturbation and gratification. “This is something that he has been struggling with all of his life,” says Serpe. He says Haggard told him the relationship lasted only three-months…

Jones clocked the time at three years. We’re not sure who to believe – the lying religious leader or the hooker. We’re leaning toward the hooker…