WTF: Mega-pastor Bishop Eddie Long accused of having gay sexual relationship with young male church goers

Once again one of the mighty mega-pastors has fallen. If these allegations are true this a another sad chapter in black people being scammed by false prophets in the black church. The story continues..

Bishop Eddie Long with T.I.

via Huff Post

ATLANTA — Two men have filed a lawsuit accusing Bishop Eddie Long of exploiting his role as pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch to coerce them into sexual relationships when they were young members of his congregation.

Lawyers for the men, now 20 and 21, say they filed the lawsuit on Tuesday in DeKalb County Court. The Associated Press generally does not identify people who say they were victims of sexual impropriety.

Craig Gillen, Long’s attorney, said Tuesday the pastor “categorically denies the allegations.”

“We find it unfortunate that these two young men would take this course of action,” Gillen said, adding that Long had not yet been served with copies of the lawsuits.

The men were 17- and 18-year-old members of Long’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, when they say Long abused his spiritual authority to seduce them with with cars, money, clothes, jewelry, international trips and access to celebrities.

B.J. Bernstein, an attorney representing the plaintiffs, said that when the relationships started, the plaintiffs were past the legal age of consent in Georgia, which is 15.

“Defendant Long has utilized his spiritual authority to coerce certain young male members … into engaging in sexual acts and relationships for his own personal sexual grafitication,” the lawsuits read.

When asked about a possible motive for the accusations, Gillen referred to a break-in at Long’s office in June.

Bergstein said one of the plaintiffs is facing a criminal burglary charge in the incident. She said the break-in was a way of lashing out at Long.

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8 thoughts on “WTF: Mega-pastor Bishop Eddie Long accused of having gay sexual relationship with young male church goers

  1. Whether you believe in redemption or not, here is another example of black churches falling for the “greater than thou” with= blinders=on thinking. Black men and women must learn that the proverbial “super penis and vagina” are tales of false pride. Numerous black men and black women lead double lives to cover for their public personae, and many eventually come out at some time later in life to great realization that their views were “wrong” to save face and their sources of income. Once a liar, usually always a liar. Long has long had a vendetta for homosexuality, and not unlike the King’s neice, they sell their souls to the highest bidder and proffer they know God’s will…God can speak for His\Herself. Not sure they got the message via text or cell phone, but I would like the number to verify their claims, but that is not possible when their words are designed to persuade and delude blinded followers who read their perverted version of God’s message. When more black people seek a God that is more than “vengeful”, e.g., an inclusive concept of God, the issue of how one expresses their truest formulation of their sexuality, such scandals will not be possible as the truth will be apparent and cannot be sullied for the sake of false and misleading appearances… I believe Jesus taught us to have a pure heart and mind, and that would include a purer soul that inculcates both aspects as loving and not hatefulness. Needless to say, on the day of judgment, the totality of creation will know every truth that God has known since the beginning of time…He creates without error.

  2. All those supposedly religious pricks need to be rooted out for the phonies they are. That pastor even looks like a pervert. Where’s there’s smoke, there’s fire and hopefully the fire will be eternal burning in afterlife’s fiery pit. These dudes are always going around spreading the Word and probably spreading more than just the Word. “Open wide, ye young sinners and I shall set myself free.” I feel sorry for the people who get scammed by these con men and their unscrupulous methods of deceiving the weak-minded with promises of salvation. You fools just keep believing in these religious con artists and see where it gets you.

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  4. Nothing worse than a person or people worshipping another human being. Pastors are made of flesh just like the rest of us. They’ve made mistakes before finding Christ and will continue to make mistake, however big or small. If you believe in the Word you believe in Redemption. Judgement is left to our Heavenly Father. This all boils down to being honest on both sides. These young males are laying a lot on the line. Wake up people!!

  5. Okay @Allison you must have inside information about this case because you sound pretty convinced he is innocent. My question is why would two people make these accusations up and risk backlash and possible legal trouble just to take down a totally innocent pastor? Where their is smoke is usually fire and we still have more details to come to light.

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  7. I personally do not believe what has been said about Bishop Long, they lied on Michael Jackson and ruined his life and took him dying for the truth to come out after so many years of him living with the feeling of betrayl. They have also said a bunch of negative things about our President.

    The world have a problem with Black men of power, and especially those men that have nice things and that has made a name for themselves.

    Bishop Long did not do this and I will never believe he would ever do something like this as much as he does for his people in the church male and females.

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