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Friday, August 24, 2007

Ted Haggard and the Man Behind “Families With a Mission”

posted by on August 24 at 16:38 PM


Ted Haggard, as we learned today on Colorado Confidential, wants you to pay for his and his wife’s living expenses while they go to college—they’re destitute, you see. (Colorado Confidential reports that the Haggards currently own a house in Colorado Springs valued at close to a three quarters of a million dollars.) In an open letter sent to Haggard’s gullible “supporters,” the disgraced preacher gives two addresses where money can be sent. Checks can be sent to Haggard’s mailing address in Phoenix or, if a supporter needs a tax deduction, checks can be sent to Families With a Mission, a charity based in Colorado Springs. “[Write] their check to ‘Families With A Mission’ and put a separate note on it that it is for the Haggard family,” Haggard writes in the letter posted on Colorado Confidential, “then Families With a Mission will mail us 90% of the funds for support and use 10% for administrative costs.”

As posted earlier, local attorney and Slog reader Dave Coffman located documents on file with the Colorado Secretary of State that showed Families With a Mission “voluntarily dissolved” on February 23, 2007.

Hm. Weird—who knew you could get a tax deduction from dissolved charity?

And it gets weirder: There’s only one name on file with the Colorado Secretary of State in connection with Families With a Mission: Paul Huberty.

Huberty is the “registered agent” of Families With a Mission and the registered agent’s mailing address—POB 63125, Colorado Springs, CO 80962-3125—is the same address Haggard included in his letter to his supporters. Another address on file with the Colorado Secretary of State for Families With a Mission is 855 Pebble Creek Ct., Monument, CO 80132. That’s the charity’s “principal office mailing address.” According to the Assessor’s office in El Paso County, Colorado, 855 Pebble Creek Ct. is a private residence owned by Paul Huberty. (The only other address listed for Families With a Mission is a home that Huberty used to own.)

And here’s what Coffman learned when he started searching through public records: A man named Paul G. Huberty was convicted of having sex with his 17 year-old ward while he was in the military and stationed in Germany. Paul G. Huberty eventually moved to Hawaii, where he was on that state’s sex offender registry—you can download a PDF here. Hawaii’s sex offender registry mentions a conviction for a sex offense in 2004. Court records in Hawaii show that Paul G. Huberty was found guilty of attempted sexual assault in January of 2004 (download ‘em here, here, and here), and sentenced a year in jail with all but six months suspended. Huberty was also put on probation for five years, ordered to take polygraphs, not allowed to possess pornography, “not allowed on the property of Kona Christian Academy” and other schools, not allowed to posses firearms, forbidden from foster parenting or being the guardian of a minor, and ordered to pay restitution to a crime victims fund.

When Paul G. Huberty’s moved out of the state of Hawaii he was required to register his new address, which he did: 855 Pebble Creek Ct., Monument, CO 80132, the “principal mailing address” for the charity Families With a Mission, which also happens to be a home owned by Paul Huberty, the registered charity’s agent.

So the man who heads up the defunct charity Families With a Mission—the charity that’s going to take a 10% cut from all “tax deductible” donations to the Haggard family—would appear to be a registered sex offender. Well, in Hawaii at any rate. Paul Huberty has not, according to publicly available records, registered as a sex offender in Colorado, something he is required to do by state law. Coffman put in a call to officials in Colorado to see if Huberty has registered too recently to appear on the sex offenders website, and he’s waiting to hear back.

Nice friends you got there, Ted.

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wow. that's worse than one could possibly imagine.

Posted by seattle98104 | August 24, 2007 4:47 PM

first off - now that's some investigative reporting!

second off - agreed with @1... woah. i mean, woah.

Posted by infrequent | August 24, 2007 4:56 PM


Posted by switzerblog | August 24, 2007 4:58 PM
Posted by Nick | August 24, 2007 5:01 PM

This is pretty amazing reporting! Like, make-national-headlines-and-keep-these-fuckers-on-the-ropes kind of reporting!

Good job! Spread this around!

Posted by bma | August 24, 2007 5:01 PM

@3: More like:


Posted by Nick | August 24, 2007 5:02 PM

Wish it was you sucking Ted off instead of Mike Jones? You're obsessed.

Posted by hahahaha | August 24, 2007 5:03 PM

Is Ted THAT stupid that he thought no one would go digging around when he started asking for donations himself?

Posted by monkey | August 24, 2007 5:10 PM

very nice investigative reporting, on a Friday no less. This is why I read Slog.

Posted by D | August 24, 2007 5:14 PM

The credit goes to Coffman.

And hahahahaha? Why would anyone want to suck off Haggard? I mean, with guys like this around... it any wonder that Haggard had to pay for it?

Posted by Dan Savage | August 24, 2007 5:15 PM

Wow. This was some great reporting. Thanks so much and keep it up!!

Posted by arduous | August 24, 2007 5:16 PM

@6: 8-O was followed by me collapsing into helpless paroxysms of laughter at the sheer stupidity of these people. Hence, was unable to update to the happier 'con. Thank you for adding the correct lingo. :-D

Posted by switzerblog | August 24, 2007 5:17 PM

This is probably an error: "(Colorado Confidential reports that the Haggards currently own a house in Colorado Springs valued at close to a quarter of a million dollars.)" The linked article states the house is worth $750,000, or three-quarters of a million dollars.

Posted by Matt | August 24, 2007 5:21 PM

Thanks, Matt. Left out "three."

Posted by Dan Savage | August 24, 2007 5:26 PM

@10: Thanks Dan. We'll see what happens with the follow up with the officials in CO and AZ re both Haggard and Huberty.

Posted by Dave Coffman | August 24, 2007 5:31 PM

Thanks Dave Coffman!

Posted by D | August 24, 2007 5:41 PM

Wow. Does Ted Haggard associate with anyone engaged in a legal profession?

Posted by Gitai | August 24, 2007 5:42 PM

Oh my freaking god.

May I remind y'all that this fellow was Time Magazine's "Evangelist of the Year" and spoke with the President of the United States EVERY GODDAMN WEEK?

I'm sure an illegally unregistered sex offender has lots of good tips for Ted on how to "recover" from perverted sex habits.

What a bunch of con artists.

Posted by Fnarf | August 24, 2007 5:46 PM

Har har. I really hope this gets out to a larger populace.

Posted by opus23 | August 24, 2007 5:46 PM

PS -- rhymes with "puberty". Haul Puberty. Har.

Posted by Fnarf | August 24, 2007 5:52 PM

How the HELL can Haggard be "destitute?"

Did it all go up his nose??

He must have fleeced his followers out of millions over the years, which would make him a failure as a businessman, too.

Yeesh! You'd think he'd have the sense to sock away $5 to $10 million for a rainy day.

Posted by Original Andrew | August 24, 2007 6:02 PM

Awesome, Coffman.

Posted by Lloyd Clydesdale | August 24, 2007 6:10 PM

Dave Coffman deserves a Pulitzer. It is true.

Posted by Fnarf | August 24, 2007 6:25 PM

Yes! I wanted something scandalous to be uncovered so bad (kind of out of character, actually) and that was so fast - today must be my birthday or something. Nice job!

Posted by Jude Fawley | August 24, 2007 7:30 PM

Way to go, Dave! Another interesting thing is that if you poke around on that Colorado Secretary of State website Dave used Families with a Mission converted from a Hawaii non-profit to a Colorado non-profit in July 2003 (presumably the same time that Paul moved).

A quick search on the original Hawaii entity, didn't find much other than it was incorporated in June, 2000.

Also, it lists others who were involved in the organization: TSCHAMLER,CHRIS; SCOTT,ANGELA;
LANDAGIN,MARC; EDWARDS,SARGE REV D; TSCHAMLER,TINE;HUBERTY,FAWN. I'd love to see an annual report to find out what they're all about, but I have to log off now. Maybe others will have more luck...

Posted by Julie | August 24, 2007 8:05 PM

Oh my god. I love this. Love it. Great job, y'all.

Posted by Michigan Matt | August 24, 2007 9:02 PM

Well done, Dave. I'll have to buy you a beer next time I see you.

(And when I'm I going to get a change to take on you and my "lock buddy" at wii Tennis..?)

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 24, 2007 11:22 PM

This calls for a LOLabration :-D

Posted by matthew fisher wilder | August 24, 2007 11:22 PM

am not I'm... guess that's why I'm an artist and not a lawyer ;)

Posted by UNPAID BLOGGER | August 24, 2007 11:46 PM

Yes, yes...terrible person and so forth... but what's this?

banned from owning pornography?

Is this a punishment for sex offenders?

It would seem to me that banning them from what they want will only make them seek out in the real world what they want.

Why not give them tons and tons of whatever porn they like in hopes it will deter them for a while?

Forbidding them from what they like? Ok, Yeah, right... that's sure to cure them... Is our government really so stupid? Ok, yes, they are. But are you all so gullible and naive to go along with and endorse this worthless shit?

Posted by Greg | August 25, 2007 12:03 AM

Wow. I haven't even read the whole story yet, but I had to say: I really wish I could whine and wave a bible and get people to pay for my college costs! That would be great! Note to self: must devise plan to get little old grandmas with no income to support my habits of buying hello kitty stuff and expensive textbooks all the while touting myself as a good (cough) save your soul christian. Hmm...guess I'm just not evil enough, so I'll have to live broke and happy about my moral decisions. Terrific! I'm sure I'll be rewarded in the afterlife! hehe

Posted by Kristin Bell | August 25, 2007 12:19 AM

I think I just about came reading this story. So well done. Thank you, Slog.

Posted by chris | August 25, 2007 1:11 AM

I have to agree with chris(@32)... I should have been looking at porn at one in the morning, but I was reading the slog to see what I missed while ignoring the world today. Same result as looking at porn though, I came. Thanks

Posted by Thom | August 25, 2007 1:26 AM

Shocking, horrible and amazing. And great reporting--hope this makes next week's print edition of The Stranger, or your column.

Posted by Boomer in NYC | August 25, 2007 5:14 AM

Huberty has always been Colorado based. While in the Air Force Academy he married a girl who was in the youth group where he was part time youth pastor...maybe she was pregnant. He was courtmartialed in Germany and after serving 6 months in prison, he moved his family to Hawaii where he entered, get this, Youth With A Mission. He became a youth missionary and "served" in several places such as the Philipines while based in Hawaii. After he left YWAM he was arrested for the crimes he was eventually found guilty for in Hawaii. He hasn't been arrested in Colorado yet, to my knowledge, but it's only a matter of time.

Posted by david | August 25, 2007 5:18 AM

If you go to this link to the national sex offender registry
[and the irony of the host site is not lost on me] and you search "Huberty" he is registered in Colorado

Posted by mike | August 25, 2007 5:37 AM

Jesus H Christ, why can't the mainstream media do basic investigative work like this?

Posted by Tyler | August 25, 2007 7:08 AM

@36: It shows his address in Colorado, which is listed on the Hawaii offender website. He isn't listed on Colorado's searchable state registry website yet.

Posted by Dave Coffman | August 25, 2007 7:10 AM

Tyler said: "Jesus H Christ, why can't the mainstream media do basic investigative work like this?"

That's just never going to happen. They are, and always will be, too busy taking Dick Cheney's dictation.

Posted by Helena Montana | August 25, 2007 7:28 AM

I can't wait to see the film version.

Eric Roberts as Haggard? That would give it the right amount of creepy.

I'm thinking Julianne Moore for the wife, and someone just SMOKING HOT as the rentboy.

Oops. Sorry. I just woke up.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 25, 2007 7:42 AM

OK, time to update my list of heroes by adding Dave Coffman!

That was one bad-ass example of investigative reporting!

What can we do to get this report out to the main stream media (at least in Colorado and Arizona)?


Posted by Zeke | August 25, 2007 9:13 AM

Nice work Dave! Brilliant I say! Lunch at the Hilltop is on me next time! Hope you are well champ!

Posted by Jason B | August 25, 2007 10:21 AM

Wow, this is top notch work.

I SMELL A FEATURE COMING ON! (please please please)

Posted by mr. ryan | August 25, 2007 10:30 AM

There is still an active Hawaii non-profit corporation with Huberty at its head. As Julie @25 pointed out, its details are at:

It too does not have an IRS listing under Publication 78. That doesn't necessarily mean anything nefarious. However, I have a few questions:

1. Do the other members of the Board of Directors know about Huberty's activities?

2. If this Hawaii corporation is conducting activity in Colorado, why is it not registered as a foreign corporation in Colorado and/or why was it dissolved as a Colorado non-profit?

3. Is this organization a church/religious organization? How does it make money? It must have some form of banking in place since it is able to do check passthroughs. Regardless of church standing, any non-business related income would have to be reported to the IRS.

4. Does the Hawaii or Colorado org involve Huberty being around kids? Does the organization itself have kids involved?

A Haggard question I've got:

How does Haggard's new home in Phoenix feel about all this?

Posted by Dave Coffman | August 25, 2007 11:27 AM

Yesterday The Stranger\'s Dan Savage wrote \"I hate ...cripples on buses.\" Dan\'s sloggites thought it was amusing. More thoughtful people would think geeeez, What an asshole!
And I\'d post a link to Dan\'s \"Say Yes To War\" article Oct. 2002 for you folks to read but the Stranger web master has blocked it. Hmmmmmmm why don\'t they want you to see it?

Posted by Fartin\' Fnarf | August 25, 2007 11:59 AM

Dave Coffman, you are the star of my world today. What a great story.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 25, 2007 12:00 PM


"banned from owning pornography?

Is this a punishment for sex offenders?"

Many states have probation rules that prevent sex offenders from using computers at all (at least without supervision,) let alone looking around for .jpgs on them.

Posted by ace | August 25, 2007 1:05 PM

Excellent work, Mr Coffman.

I've worked in the non-profit sector for about 15 years and have a degree in non-profit management. Having searched the IRS Charities web site for every combination of Families With A Mission, including all non-profits in Colorado with either the word "Mission" or "Famil..." in their name -- there does not appear to be any tax-deductible organization of this name registered with the IRS in either Colorado or Hawaii.

Even if the organization is registered with either state, it is not eligible to receive tax-deductible contributions until they have received their 501(c)(3) recognition from the IRS. If they say donors can deduct their contributions, it is misrepresentation at best.

This needs to be reported to the IRS for investigation, though it's hard to imagine a defrocked minister and a convicted sex offender would be branching out into fraud and tax evasion.

Oh wait. No it's not.

Posted by Smartypants | August 25, 2007 3:24 PM

Ok, you got me interested. After finishing with the IRS web site, I searched Guidestar, which is that national registration site for non-profits to post their information. The site lists over 3 million nonprofits in the U.S.

There is no organization called "Families With A Mission" or any variation thereof in Colorado or Hawaii that is listed with Guidestar. This means they have probably never filed a Form 990 with the IRS. Combined with the lack of information on the organization at the IRS Publication 78 site, I don't think this group is recognized by the IRS as an eligible organization.

Have anyone had any luck finding an IRS issued Employer Identification Number (EIN) for Families With A Mission? The only ID number so far is the one from the Colorado Secretary of State. Without an EIN, there is absolutely no way they could be eligible to receive deductible contributions -- even if you disregard the private benefit aspect of all this.

Posted by Smartypants | August 25, 2007 3:54 PM

Excellent work! So I beg you, PLEASE continue following up on the IRS angle as well as anything Ted. I live in COS (which is actually a pretty neat place if you live on the West side of I-25...Manitou Springs in particular) but when people ask me where I'm from, I just say "The Springs" and hope they think I'm from Glenwood, Steamboat, or Pagosa. How embarassing!

Posted by MotherJones | August 25, 2007 5:08 PM

As much distaste as I have for these people's religions, ideologies, and propensity for fraud, I must say that having sex with a 17-year-old is in no way pedophilia, and in sensible countries, is not illegal. Although the position of power an adult guardian holds over a ward, or a teacher over a student, may make it illegal, it is for the power dynamic, not the victim's age, that the act is punished.

Posted by Axel | August 25, 2007 6:30 PM

The 17 year-old was his WARD.

And there's the another conviction for attempted sexual assault--we don't have all the details on that one yet, but we'll learn more soon enough.

Posted by There's More | August 25, 2007 6:33 PM

Hey Axel, he didn't just have sex with a 17-year-old, he sexually assaulted her. I was at the courtmartial. But you're right, that wasn't pedophilia. However, the crimes in HI WERE pedophelia. This guy is a pedophile, pure and simple. I watched the way he hugged the girls in the youth group.

Posted by david | August 25, 2007 6:40 PM

On a side note, Check out the pastoral staff at Haggard's new "home church". Is it me, or do all these men look like screaming queens?

Posted by catalina vel-duray | August 25, 2007 7:42 PM

Something else to think about is whether Haggard is encouraging tax fraud by asking people who "need a tax deduction" to route their contribution through "Families With A Mission."

Some years back, I looked into establishing a charitable foundation. I recall that, when I checked the regulations, there's a prohibition on using a 501(c)(3) organization to aid a single person.

This is tax-lawyer stuff, but the phrasing of Haggard's solicitation makes it appear as if "Families With A Mission" is nothing but a pass-through device, as opposed to a genuine charitable foundation.

Ah, those wacky Christians. They've been washed in the blood of the lamb,so the rules don't apply to them!

Posted by Charles Wilson | August 25, 2007 9:24 PM

thanks for the article- and what kind of a problem does this guy have? And isn't it illegal to set up a non-profit in this manner? Isn't it like what the first winner of Survivor was prosecuted for? I guess we'll have to wait and see how Haggart pays his taxes.

Posted by yolidave | August 26, 2007 7:24 AM

Have any of the Phoenix outlets picked up on this yet? I didn't find anything.

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 26, 2007 9:30 AM

It is not hitting the news past the donation request. Nothing in Phoenix. Let's flood editors with calls and notes to find out why. AZ Republic - or 800-331-9303. Denver Post - or 800-336-7678. Colorado Springs Gazette - or 719-636-0384. The IRS Tax Scheme Reporting - Keith Olbermann - Associated Press Denver office - 303-825-0123 or USA Today Investigations -

Now get going!!

Posted by Party | August 26, 2007 10:12 AM

Thanks to all who want to call Haggard on this. I am barely scraping by while he is playing poor pity me. Again I am glad I did what I did because he is good at soaking money from patsies. The press should be on this but they will not even talk to me about it. I even have more to say about New Life Church but they are hands off it seems. Keep the pressure on because I will.

Posted by mike jones | August 26, 2007 10:35 AM

Six months served for a second sexual assault offense? WTF?

Probably played the repentant Christian card...

Posted by Shell Goddamnit | August 26, 2007 10:56 AM


Great work! I did the IRS site search and found nothing; FreeIRISA (EIN search engine), and found nothing; Guidestar indicates "familes..." has no tax returns (form 990s) available.

As Charles Wilson notes in comments above, it is illegal to do pass throughs with a charity giving money directly to a specific individual! Thus, I have made a copy of Haggart's "plea" and have forwarded it to the IRS using form 3949A, "Information Referral."

I found this story via Huffington Post web site.

Posted by What?! | August 26, 2007 12:32 PM

There's a link on the front page of the Huffington Post, where the story has blown up today on the Colorado Confidential blog. The story looks even worse, if you can believe it. They've found out some amazing things. Sorry I don't know how to paste in a link...

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 26, 2007 5:11 PM

Yes -- great investigative job. As a Christian, I have a special interest in wanting everything brought out into the light, especially any con artists.

Posted by Alan Thomas | August 26, 2007 6:46 PM

First of all, if this is true my prayers go out to the Haggard family, but at the same time this almost sounds a bit scammish. How is it that the screen shot of the Hawaii Criminal Justice Data Center shows an update of 7/31/2007, but under the photo it says 8/21/ is that possible? Is this a case of cut and paste?

Posted by Glenn | August 26, 2007 9:28 PM

I got linked to here from, the website of fox31 TV in Denver, so maybe it's getting some attention in the local area at least.

Posted by Katsura | August 26, 2007 9:36 PM

I dont think it was Ted that solicited the gazette for money. i think this Sex offender is trying to scam people.
Ted is smarter than to hook up with someone like that.
Just my 2 bits.

Posted by Curt | August 26, 2007 9:56 PM

@64: The screen shot was an exact copy of what I downloaded from the site that is maintained by the State of Hawaii. I printed the screen shot to PDF.

@65: Yes, and there is video as well on that website.

I'm following up with the Attorneys General in CO, AZ and HI, the US Attorneys in CO and AZ as well as with the IRS Chief Counsel's office and the El Paso County (Colorado) District Attorney. I'll post more as I know more.

Posted by Dave Coffman | August 26, 2007 10:38 PM

@66: Either way, the activities going on here are being brought into the light of day and the appropriate jurisdictions should decide how they want to handle it.

Posted by Dave Coffman | August 26, 2007 10:56 PM

Party, thanks for the links to the relevant newspapers - I just emailed Az Republic (my hometown paper) and directed them here.

Nothing like a little Monday morning online activism! Go get'em!

Posted by Donna | August 27, 2007 6:54 AM

It's kind of thrilling to watch this develop. Shadenfreude for breakfast! And once again, Mr. Coffman, you are a treasure. Any more on the "wealth management" company that was mentioned on the Colorado Confidential blog?

Posted by It's Mark Mitchell | August 27, 2007 7:49 AM

We should have known Haggard would have a rather different concept of "tithing."

Posted by Thomas Mc | August 27, 2007 8:33 AM

This article from KRDO in Colorado Springs is interesting. But it too generates a lot of questions:

And, someone at Families with a Mission sent Tak Landrock this email, which doesn't answer too many questions and makes me want to ask more:

They are claiming 501c3 status but we haven't been able to find any record of it. If they've had that kind of income ($27,788 to date in 2007)that has passed along to others they should havve a Form 990 filed since they're claiming to be a "volunteer not-for-profit organization" and a "small corporate entity" as opposed to being a church. We'll try to get those records.

Posted by Dave Coffman | August 27, 2007 9:43 AM

Let Focus of the family know you are sickened

Posted by Nancy | August 27, 2007 10:37 AM

Even more on Paul Huberty's perversions, direct from the army!

(I just threw up in my mouth.)

Posted by MotherJones | August 27, 2007 11:14 AM

I think the question is: What does the Huberty guy have on Haggard to get Ted to agree to this deal of, at best, questionable legality.

Posted by Steve | August 27, 2007 11:47 AM

Famwam doesn't have anything to do with Focus on the Family.

Posted by Tom | August 27, 2007 11:48 AM

After reading Tak Landrock's report, I made a quick call to the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs. The woman who answered the phone verified that when a non-profit registers with the State of Hawaii, they are NOT required to provide documentation of their status with the IRS.

Being registered with the state is necessary to do business there, but it does not mean they are recognized as having exempt status with the IRS. FWAM could easily clear up this particular question with a copy of their IRS Determination Letter or at least providing their Employer Identification Number and a copy of their most recent 990 filing.

Heck, any 990 filing would indicate they were legal with the IRS at some point. Otherwise Huberty and the other board members are facing some serious liability -- back taxes and penalties on all funds received since they began doing business in 2000. Not to mention the risk of criminal action for fraud and tax evasion if they willfully misled donors about their tax-exempt status.

Posted by Smartypants | August 27, 2007 1:12 PM

The Colorado Springs Gazette is reporting that Families with a Mission is not "in the Internal Revenue Service’s list of tax-exempt organizations, according to public records."

Posted by Greg T | August 27, 2007 3:39 PM

More from the Gazette article. Appears they have spoken to the IRS already.

"The organization is not listed as having tax-exempt status, according to the IRS. That information is based on organizations that apply for 501(c)(3) status. The list would not include tax-exempt organizations whose annual gross receipts are normally not more than $5,000, or a subordinate unit of a group exemption. It would also not include an organization that hasn’t filed for two years before the last update."

Posted by Greg T | August 27, 2007 3:42 PM

It's over. Ted will NOT be going to "work" for the halfway house in Arizona...they fired his ass! KRDO did a follow-up tonight and while I can't quote verbatim, the gist is that they felt his letter asking for money was "premature" and they are washing their hands of him. I, for one, can't be more pleased.

Posted by MotherJones | August 27, 2007 5:56 PM

There is also the issue of whether Ted also used the Postal Service for soliciting requests for donations. If this is true, there may be an issue of mail fraud with the Postmaster General's office involved for soliciting tax deductible gifts for a 501 (c) that was not legally set-up.
Having worked with various non-profits, I am unaware of any designated gift to an individual that is tax deductible.

Posted by Herb | August 27, 2007 8:25 PM

I know Haggard and Huberty. Unfortunetly none of this surprises me. Huberty has a bad temper and little regard for women. Haggard loves media attention and apparently can't even let go when it's bad. He is doing more harm than good. He needs to go off some where and get out of the the spotlight he loves so much, and take a serious look at what's he's done and continues to do. I don't think he gets it. And he needs to.

Posted by Doesn't matter | August 28, 2007 7:56 AM

How do you know Huberty? Email me at

Posted by David | August 30, 2007 3:27 AM

I go out of the country for a week and THIS ALL HAPPENS!!!!!! I'm tempted to take the rest of the day off work just to go home and enjoy all the articles relating to far right wing scumbags.

I thank the Internet for helping me discover Dan Savage, The Stranger, SLOG and.... Mr. Dave Coffman's good and solid detective skills.

Posted by Alexia | August 30, 2007 8:56 AM

I too know Huberty. I find it interesting that part of his conviction included that he can not be a foster parent or guardian to any children. He has three children, one being a female, all under 18 at the time of his conviction. Also, the list of people working for his non profit include his wife and his daughter. The house they live in is valued at over 400K in an upscale community. I know how much his wife makes at her job away from this "ministry" and I know where she works. There is NO WAY she can support that kind of lifestyle. While I'm not certain what he has done to support their lifesytle (aside from his non profit ministry) I do know that seeking employment with a decent salary, as a convicted sex offender and only having military and youth services in your background, would prove to be extreemly difficult, if not impossible. Other near by family members are also living in upscale communities and homes...something worth looking into. Hopefully, they are not involved in this in any way. However, this is a very close and tight nit family, one in which I have some very personal ties. I think some more investigating is in order.

Posted by Not Important | August 30, 2007 11:48 AM

Is anyone surprised?

Ted haggard solicits for personal funds when he is still being payed his salary through this year and owns a nice home.

And shock of all shocks it turns out to be a shady sort of deal unbeknownst to his contacts at new life... ... 42,00.html

Great job stranger, keep up the actual journalism that seems to be on the endangered species list these days.

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