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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

What Is The Deal With Priests and Preachers - Baptist Bishop Eddie Long Accused Of Molesting Teenagers

Two young men are accusing Baptist megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long of coercing them into having sex with him during hotel stays on out-of-state trips, according to lawsuits filed in Atlanta.  Bishop Long is the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, an Atlanta suburb. It is one of the largest churches in the country, with some 33,000 followers.

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."

Bishop Long’s lawyer, Craig Gillen, rejected the accusations.   “Bishop Long adamantly denies these complaints,” Mr. Gillen said. “We find it unfortunate that these two young men have taken these actions. We are reviewing the complaint and will respond accordingly.”

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.



  1. Why does a servant of God need a Bentley? Why do poor people give all of their money to someone who wastes it?

  2. Right, why do priests need to sit in what look like thrones? Why do bishop[s and popes parade around in royal looking garb? Power trip. Ego trip. Lies and fiction Stealing money from the masses based on lies. Then they live in their tax free closeted realities.

  3. Fact is most Christian haven't a clue to what they even worship when they go to church on sunday. Most are entirely ignorant to any real history of what it all really means. They don't see how stupid and hypocritical their lives are as they live in complete contradiction to the " teachings of jesus."
    If they took as minute to educate themselves perhaps they'd see what idiots they look like for even believing in the bible and jesus. Let alone that their religion is the right one.

  4. Religion = Sales. Hidden Agenda. Devil himself in disguise. The ultimate car salesmen to help people who cannot help themselves.. Like a life coach.. Who's holding who accountable? -JS

  5. The ones at the pulpit are always the craziest. I mean look at the way religious leaders dress! Does that not tell you everything you need to know. Ceremonial garb intended to intimidate and create a false sense of power. They are all cults. The Vatican is the scariest and oldest CULT still in existence. Some very twisted shit goes on behind those holy walls. Is there a catholic church untouched by the priests who molest small boys and children. It is so sick that people can sit in a church while all of the Popes knew it was happening all along.