Leaving behind my grinchy curmudgeonliness (spell-check that) on the subject of evangelicalism in America, I genuinely applaud New Life Church in Colorado Springs for this new development.
Quoting from the pdf entitled Selection Committee Results under Latest Information on the Senior Pastoral Transition:
Dear New Life family and friends,
This Monday night, November 20, New Life Church held its first-ever membership meeting. The purpose of the meeting was to elect the senior pastoral selection committee...
First-ever membership meeting...wow! After the tragedy/embarrassment/misery associated with the Haggard scandal, it sounds like a fresh new breeze is blowing through their church and the body of Christ will begin to function in new freedom.
It seems to me this church and even the deposed pastor have been handling things pretty much the way they should. God bless them, better days are ahead.