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"I over-repented."

--Ted Haggard, a former megachurch leader who got caught in a gay sex scandal and has started a new Colorado church, speaking in an interview with The Wall Street Journal about how he accepted too much guilt after the scandal erupted.

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"Tiger Woods needs to golf. Michael Vick needs to be playing football," Mr. Haggard said as his new congregation joined him and Gayle in their backyard for a post-worship picnic. Little kids, shrieking with joy, splashed in the pool. Men grilled burgers. Women set out chicken salad.

"Ted Haggard," Mr. Haggard said, "needs to be leading a church."

A kinder, gentler story in The Christian Post says, "Colorado Springs pastor Ted Haggard is done with the dark auditoriums, smoke machines, emotional hype and the dry professional preachers. 'Simple and easy' are the two key words he's going by as he builds his new church."

See: Ted Haggard Aims for Simplicity with New Church.


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