COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (CNN) -- The Rev. Ted Haggard, who resigned as one of the nation's top evangelical leaders, admitted Friday he had contacted male prostitute Mike Jones for a massage and bought drugs from him.
Haggard said he never had sex with Jones and never used the methamphetamine drug he bought.
He was one of a group of religious leaders who regularly participated in conference calls with White House aides.
Haggard told reporters earlier this week that he did not know Jones, who claims to have had a three-year sex-for-money relationship with the pastor.
Haggard, 50, resigned Thursday as leader of the National Association of Evangelicals -- a group representing more than 45,000 churches and 30 million people -- and he also stepped down temporarily from leadership at New Life Church in Colorado Springs.
All right. Here's what we know for sure: Haggard lied, he bought drugs and he solicited a gay hooker "for a massage". And that's just the part he's admitted.
Bill Maher said that the next Republican Convention ought to be held in a closet. Heh.