Originally Posted by christa08
As an ex-member of New Life Church, I am almost positive he is not out and self-accepting.
I found it kind of strange and suspicious that the beginning of the article said the agreement was that all parties involved would not speak about it publicly but then they had a quote from Brady Boyd that the money was not hush money.
Yes. I thought the same thing. The church's action will be viewed as hush money. Otherwise, why not just help the young man out without restriction? Preventing him from talking about it only furthers the damage.
One good thing? The church says it will not prevent this man from speaking now. Know what? The young man may not even be gay. That would be an interesting twist. Though, that would strain credibility too, would it not?
What a tangled mess.
KRDO, which is set to air the interview with the volunteer, played a clip of it for viewers yesterday. In the clip, the volunteer says: "Sometime, somewhere, some reporter will ultimately get to me and they'll say what about BLEEP? And I will say what BLEEP said was true."
The BLEEPs, the station says, were in place to protect the identity of the volunteer.
KRDO reports: "A member of New Life Church tells NEWSCHANNEL 13 that Haggard took advantage of him sexually one night. The man, in his early 20's, claims he was paid a large sum of money by New Life Church to keep the abuse quiet. Under an agreement with the church he was not supposed to speak of the allegations with anyone outside the church. If he did, he would violate the agreement and would forfeit the money and could be sued by the church."
More to come it seems...