Ted Haggard Wife Swap – Pastor Haggard is making an attempt to redeem himself on an upcoming episode of Wife Swap on ABC. It’s the first time Haggard will be back on television after a male escort claimed the pastor bought crystal meth and had sex with him. At first, the paster wasn’t sure if he should be on the show, but then realized that whatever demons he had in the past are gone, and he’s already started a new chapter in his life.
Haggard has signed up to be on ABC’s “Celebrity Wife Swap” where he will switch position’s with actor Gary Busey and his fiancé.
Ted asked of how tough it may be to swapping places for the show he said, “I went through a scandal five years ago, and most marital problems aren’t nearly as serious as that one was and we survived it.”
Haggard believes that the show will be away of showing that his longtime marriage to Gayle Alcorn is as strong as it was before the scandal broke.
“So many people are fixated on the scandal as though it is the only thing in [our lives], and actually, that was not the only thing,” he said. “We’ve been married 33 years. We’ve got wonderful children. We had a wonderful church life at New Life ministries for 22 years, and now at St. James Church. The kids were excited about the idea of communicating the current status of our life so that [viewers] could have some actual data instead of the symbolic imagery that I have become out there in some people’s lives.”
After the Haggard scandal came to light, he entered a three week intensive counseling session, which was conducted by four ministers.
One minister who treated him, Tim Ralph, said that Haggard “is completely heterosexual.” Later he said he meant that the therapy “gave Ted the tools to help to embrace his heterosexual side.”