Long, who has a wife and four children, also has a TV ministry. And yes that is a Bentley he is driving. He's a preacher who drives a Bentley, has been known to hang around the White House, and received $1 million salary over four years from a charity meant to help poor people. He has also led marches against gay marriage and "delivers" people from the demonic grip of homosexuality. Long once justified taking so much of his charity's money by saying, "You've got to put me on a different scale than the little black preacher sitting over there that's supposed to be just getting by because the people are suffering."
“Defendant Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship,” one suit says. According to the men, Long held a "private spiritual ceremony to mark a 'covenant' between them, with both becoming his 'spiritual son.'" Long is also said to have taken one of the men on "overnight trips where they shared a bedroom and engaged in kissing, masturbation and 'oral sexual contact.'" Bishop Long also allegedly used Bible scriptures to justify himself.
Can't wait to hear these new interpretations of Bible scriptures. Just proves my point that they can say just about anything you want them to say, right or wrong. Gives a whole new meaning to 'love thy neighbor."
The men were 17 and 18 at the time of the alleged incidents, and they say Long checked them into hotels across the U.S. under the name "Dick Tracy".
OK, if this wasn't so serious and about the sexual exploitation of under-age men, I would have to say, really "Dick Tracy"? If true it shows that Bishop Long has a very perverse sense of humor. I am sure Long is very proud of his, um, "equipment."
The two men allege Long gave them presents, including a Mustang, and introduced them to celebrities, like Tyler Perry. Lawyers for the men say church officials knew about the misconduct, but covered it up to protect the powerful Long.
And of course, Bishop Long has a long history of hating homosexuals. The Southern Poverty Law Center has called Long “one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.” If true, Long would join the illustrious company of fellow Baptist minister, George Alan Rekers (he of "Rent Boy" fame - you know, the poor man with the bad back who hired a male hooker to help him with his luggage), and the ever famous, perfectly straight, meth-using, Ted Haggart.
Does dressing up in drag, I mean long golden robes and funny hats, just make you a little twisted?
"I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: 'O Lord make my enemies ridiculous.' And God granted it.