Haggard: Massage, meth but no gay sex

The evangelical leader and White House confidant slides further down a slippery slope.

Tim Grieve
November 4, 2006 1:35AM (UTC)

What were we saying about a slippery slope? After issuing what seemed like an unequivocal denial of the accusations made against him, evangelical leader and White House confidant Ted Haggard is now admitting that he bought methamphetamines and received a massage from a gay prostitute but never took the drugs and never had sex with the man.

Haggard, who said initially that he's never taken drugs and doesn't even drink socially, now admits that he bought meth from Jones because he was curious. "I bought it for myself but never used it," the Associated Press quotes Haggard as saying. "I was tempted, but I never used it."


Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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