"I'm certainly not going to say no to people (who need help) because of my personal shame. I've got to overcome my personal shame and be willing to help somebody that knocks on our door." —Ted Haggard, speaking about his new church, St. James, which launched on Sunday in a barn next to his home in Colorado Springs, Colo., with an audience of about 160 people. Haggard, the former pastor of New Life Church who was nationally disgraced after a sex scandal more than three years ago, has been holding prayer meetings with groups since November. [news.yahoo.com, 6/2/10, denverpost.com, 6/7/10]
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