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Yes, another pastor from Colorado has resigned because he had some gay sex. His name is Paul Barnes of the 2100-strong Grace Chapel in Englewood, and as of today on the Internet, he no longer exists.
Not only has he been erased from Grace Chapel’s website, but it seems that even Google is complicit in his cyber-disappearance, as none of gracechapel.org’s web pages appear in a Google search, and consequently are also missing from Google’s cache.
Internetarchive.org is also a useless tool, as Grace Chapel has blocked access to its website with a robots.txt file. It seems that someone doesn’t want us to know that Paul Barnes ever existed.
However, I found old versions of gracechapel.org on Yahoo! and have posted them here, with now-missing references to Paul Barnes highlighted in yellow. If you visit gracechapel.org today, you will see that all mentions of “Pastor Paul” have been obliterated within less than 24 hours of his gay confession.
One thing I couldn’t find in my search was a photo of Pastor Paul. If any of you locate one, please send it to me, as I’m curious to see if he looks as gayfacey as Ted Haggard (whose website is fascinatingly enough “in transition.” Perhaps you will soon have to pay to access “special” areas of the site?).
See a couple more pre-confession screen shots of gracechapel.org after the jump, including a listing of Pastor Paul’s recent sermons that have such foreshadowing titles as “I’m Divin’ In” parts 1 through 4.