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Eddie Long Takes Leave From Atlanta Megachurch Due to 'Family Issues'
FoxNews ^ | Dec. 4, 2011 | Staff

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

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Long boasts a membership at his church of between 25,000 and 30,000 people. He has spoken vehemently in the past of his opposition to homosexuality and called for a ban on same-sex marriage.

His church also hosts seminars promising to "cure" homosexuality.

1 posted on 12/05/2011 3:08:22 PM PST by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

All the more reason to stay out of the Church of The Almighty Dollar.

2 posted on 12/05/2011 3:54:10 PM PST by BigSkyFreeper (You have entered an invalid birthday)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

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.

3 posted on 12/05/2011 3:59:07 PM PST by La Enchiladita (Newt says amnesty isn't amnesty.)
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