Skip to comments.Eddie Long Takes Leave From Atlanta Megachurch Due to 'Family Issues'
Posted on 12/05/2011 3:08:16 PM PST by La Enchiladita
Atlanta megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long said Sunday he is taking a leave from his church to deal with "family issues."
He made the announcement during services at New Birth Missionary Church, WSB-TV reported. He did not specify how long he would be on leave.
...In September 2010, four young men connected to Long's church -- based in the Atlanta suburb of Lithonia -- accused the pastor of coercing them into having sex.
He denied the allegations and a settlement was reached in May before the matters were dismissed.
A fifth man, Centino Kemp, said he had been sexually involved with Long for years and was paid a $150,000 settlement despite not being involved in the four other accusers' lawsuit, according to myFOXatlanta.com.
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His church also hosts seminars promising to "cure" homosexuality.
All the more reason to stay out of the Church of The Almighty Dollar.
There was another mega-church TV bishop charged with the same lewd offenses-— earlier this year I think -— but his name escapes me. I am amazed the way the church members defend this and go into denial.
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