Megachurch Pastor Jim Swilley provides convincing testimony that being gay is not a choice, and says he's unconvinced that Ted Haggard has successfully altered his sexual orientation.

The twice-married father of four founded Church in the Now in Rockdale County, Georgia 25 years ago. The 52-year-old Swilley told his flock last month that he's gay and that he has known about his orientation since he was a child.

Appearing Tuesday on cabler HLN's Joy Behar Show, Swilley told Behar that he witnessed in his youth failed church attempts to alter gay people's sexual orientation, and questioned Ted Haggard's claims that therapy has freed him from his gay urges. Haggard is building a new church after he lost his Colorado-based congregation in 2006 over a sex scandal involving a male prostitute.

“Back in the day, we had people coming to us when I worked with my father. Our church was right in the middle of the gay community, so people would come and would want to be delivered. And so, we would take them through that. We would pray for them, get them married off, whatever.”

“Every one of those people now, they're gay. They're openly gay. It didn't change anything.”

“I'm not saying he's [Haggard] lying,” Swilley added. “I'm just saying if someone came to me and asked 'Do you think that's possible?' I would say no.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)