Evangelical christian pastor has gay son
Haggard made national headlines in November when male prostitute and masseur Mike Jones alleged that Haggard, who had advocated against the legalization of same-sex marriage, had paid him for sex for three years and had also purchased and used crystal methamphetamine. After initially denying the allegations, Haggard claimed to have purchased methamphetamine and thrown it away without using it. Haggard resigned his post at New Life Church and his other leadership roles shortly after the allegations became public. Later, Haggard admitted to having used drugs, participated in some sexual activity with Jones, and engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a young man who attended New Life Church. In , Haggard and his wife, Gayle, founded St. James Church.
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When My Daughter Said, 'I'm Gay' | CT Pastors | Christianity Today
Can a theologian and his gay son overcome the differences in belief that threaten to destroy their relationship? For Brad and Drew Harper, that question wasn't theoretical. The Harpers share their hard-won victories, taking us on their journey as parent and child from the churches of middle America to the penthouses of New York's party scenes, through a pastor's kid childhood and painful conversion therapy to the healing and depth they found in their relationship. Speaking from their own experience, Brad and Drew offer an invitation to join them in a place where love is stronger than the beliefs that divide us.
It was Saturday night on Valentine's Day weekend, and my wife and I were watching the late news. Our daughter Tess walked into the room, handed us a note, and walked away. The note said, "I am gay. I am happy this way. And if you really love me, you won't try to change me, and you will not try to talk with me about this.
Once a week in the mids, a St. Louis pastor answered his office phone, then grinned at the voice of his precocious son. Hi Dad, would you like to have an intellectual conversation?