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Evangelical pastor compared sex scandal to Kerry

Published: Friday November 3, 2006

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In an interview with KABC shortly after he was accused of having an affair with a gay prostitute and using methamphetamines, Evangelical leader Rev. Ted Haggard denied claims about him made by a male prostitute.

During his appearance, which may be heard below, Haggard compares his sex scandal to the calls on Senator Kerry to apologize for "botching" a joke about the Iraq war.

"We live in a crazy world," Rev. Haggard said, "as you know, John Kerry said some things and we all know he didn't mean what they're saying he meant."

On air, Haggard denied knowing accuser Mike Jones, having ever had gay sex or using any type of illegal drug. It has since been reported that he admitted to his overseers at New Life Church that some of the accusations against him were true.

The interview came before he resigned from his posts last night (see earlier report on RAW STORY).