Editor decries Pentecostal shrugs over moral failures

J. Lee Grady of Charisma
Four years ago, after Ted Haggard confessed to involvement in a gay sex and drug scandal, he lost his Colorado Springs pulpit and his job as head of the National Association of Evangelicals and underwent a period of counseling and discipline. Haggard has led some prayer services in Colorado Springs lately, but denies he has imminent plans to lead a congregation.

Other fallen charismatic/Pentecostal superstars, however, have rapidly re emerged into the spotlight with a new wife, a new church, a new TV ministry or a new “message from God” that seems to dismiss the gravity of their sins.

J. Lee Grady has seen it all, and he’s had enough. Grady, a longtime editor of the widely read Charisma magazine, says the miraculous and transforming power of the Holy Spirit that he and other charismatic/Pentecostal have experienced is under assault by the “epidemic of moral failure among our leaders.”


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