Oh, no! He isn’t! Pastor Ted created a media storm when he admitted to “sexual immorality” with a male prostitute and to purchasing crystal meth. Now this disgraced man of the cloth is going to be put to the test on “Celebrity Wife Swap.”
The producers of the ABC series confirmed to People magazine today that Ted Haggard and his wife Gayle will be appearing on the upcoming celebrity version of the popular original ABC series.
The Haggards are reported to be swapping wives with Gary Busey, whose recent appearances on reality TV include “Celebrity Rehab” and “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
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Haggard was the founder and senior pastor of the New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colorado when he was outed in 2006 by escort and masseur Mike Jones, who alleged that the pastor had paid him for several years for sex and drugs.
Even when Haggard admitted the truth and resigned that position and his presidency of the National Association of Evangelicals, his wife Gayle stood by him.
Since the scandal, Pastor Ted has appeared on numerous TV shows including “Dateline NBC,” “20/20” and he allowed HBO to follow him for the documentary “The Trials of Ted Haggard,” the story of his life after his downfall.
In 2011, the man who publicly condemned homosexuality, told GQ magazine, “I think that probably, if I were 21 in this society, I would identify myself as a bisexual.”
These days, Haggard is the pastor of St. James in Colorado Springs.