I Don’t know Ted Haggard or this pastor who has become his friend. However, I see this injustice in the church today. We fear what we don’t know and attempt to sever part that we see as diseased. The church can ignore or shoot its wounded. The non-Christian friend spoken of in this article said we “eat our own”.
We allow our enemy or some in the world to accuse us of being hypocrites by not casting out the sinner among us. The ironic thing is that when we do what they ask we become the hypocrites we said we weren’t. He sinned. So what now? We label him and his family lepers? Should we ask that when they approach they shout “unclean”?
I agree whit him stepping down from his position as pastor until he could be restored. That should have been the end of it. When the media launched an endless attack his church should have defended this family as a mother would her child.
Let’s learn from this. Never leave a Christian behind. I said I don’t know Pastor Haggard or his friend. I don’t need to. He has been forgiven by Christ, his family and his new church. That is more than enough for me.