I don't know if this was the case, but some churches have a sort "insider arbitration" to help settle what amounts to CIVIL type issues within the
church, in a manner that Paul suggested in the new testament. Since Christians generally aren't supposed to sue each other, but have a civil issue
they can't resolve, sometimes they enlist the help of the church. This typically has to do more with issues within theology or in Haggard's case,
being the church founder and pastor. Even though he started it, most Christian churches operate under a farirly democratic manner, and can remove
their staff for various reasons per a set of bylaws or founding principles. If both parties chose to sign on an abide by that then it's like a
private agreement. It is not that common and is (depending on how it actually works out and the conditions agreed upon) PROBABLY not legally binding,
unless that was agreed upon.......basicly they settled "out of court".
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