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Evangelical Community Reacts to Haggard Scandal

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Evangelical Community Reacts to Haggard Scandal

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Evangelical Community Reacts to Haggard Scandal

Evangelical Community Reacts to Haggard Scandal

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The Rev. Ted Haggard, a leading evangelical minister and vocal opponent of gay marriage, stepped down from his position as president of the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) last week amid a gay sex scandal. On Sunday, in a letter read from the pulpit of the 14,000-member church he founded, Haggard said he is "guilty of sexual immorality."

Richard Cizick, vice president for government affairs for the NAE, speaks with Alex Chadwick about how the evangelical community is reacting to the scandal.

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