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Ted Haggard, who built an evangelical empire whose influence reached all the way to the Bush White House before a gay sex scandal brought it all crashing down in 2006, is back at the pulpit at his new church in Colorado Springs.

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The former escort who blew the whistle on Ted Haggard's homosexuality explains why he felt morally compelled to come forward, what the fallout has been and what he feels is the real tragedy of the situation.

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In this clip from the new HBO documentary "Friends of God," the Rev. Ted Haggard engages in some loose sex talk with parishioners. (Haggard is, of course, the former president of the National Association of Evangelicals who famously frequented a gay male sex worker.)

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Proving again that there's no hypocrisy immune to T-shirt satirization, CafePress.com is selling Ted Haggard garb with aphorisms like the one above. (h/t: Chris from Hollywood Ghetto)

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In a letter read on Sunday to his former congregation, Ted Haggard admitted to sexual immorality and deception. Though Haggard initially denied having sex with a former male escort, the oversight board charged with investigating the matter decided that allowing a gay man to massage him was reason enough for the pastor's dismissal. (h/t: Huffington Post)

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A prominent evangelical preacher and opponent of gay marriage has temporarily stepped down from his church leadership role amid allegations that he had a three-year relationship with a former male escort. Though the Rev. Ted Haggard denies the claim, Mike Jones says he has voicemails and a letter from Haggard, and intends to take a polygraph test.

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