This little bit comes out about Ted Haggard... ahem, coming out of the "spiritual restoration" process that they document as being "incomplete." I know, Ted, I wouldn't be able to give meth-fueled gay escort visits, either, if I had them.
I do like JoeMyGod's word that he used about this -- "straightification." I think it will be a new label for my blogs.
New Life Church
Colorado Springs, CO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ted Haggard's leadership of New Life Church for many years was extraordinary and the depth of spiritual maturity that is found today in the church is in large part attributed to his leadership as the founding senior pastor.
In January 2007, Ted Haggard voluntarily agreed to enter a process of spiritual restoration. He has selected Phoenix First Assembly and Pastor Tommy Barnett as his local church fellowship and is maintaining an accountability relationship there. He has recently requested to end his official relationship with the New Life Church Restoration Team and this has been accepted by them.
New Life Church recognizes the process of restoring Ted Haggard is incomplete and maintains its original stance that he should not return to vocational ministry. However, we wish him and his family only success in the future.
Because spiritual restoration is a necessarily confidential process, the church does not anticipate that it, or its Overseers or Restorers will make further comment about it.
(via the www.joemygod.blogspot.com -- Joe. My. God. -- blog)