“Haggard isn’t New Life’s only box of birds.”
2. The big, gay theater in the round. You’ve probably seen the outside of New Life Church on the news. It’s a testament to megalomania of Wal-Martian proportions. Jutting from the plains north of Colorado Springs just a few miles east of the U.S. Air Force Academy, it’s the only megachurch in Colorado Springs and cost $17 million to build. (What’s $17 million when you’re tithing 14,000 people at 10 percent of their income? That’s a cool $42 million per year if you figure the average person makes $30,000.) The exterior may be plain, but on the inside it’s a big, gay theater in the round!