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Bishop Eddie Long Hit With Lawsuit, Two Men Claim He Coerced Them Into Sex
CBS News ^ | September 22, 2010

Posted on 09/22/2010 4:36:37 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

LITHONIA, Ga. (CBS/WGCL) Two Georgia men have accused Bishop Eddie Long, the outspoken pastor of an Atlanta-area megachurch and anti-gay activist, of abusing his position by coercing them into sexual relationships when they were adolescent members of his congregation, according to a lawsuit filed Tuesday.

The men, now 20 and 21, claimed Long misused his spiritual authority by seducing them with lavish gifts such as cars, money, clothes, international trips, jewelry and access to celebrities when they were 17-and 18-year-old members of the pastor's New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., reports CBS affiliate WGCL.

Lawyers for the men say they filed the lawsuit in DeKalb County Court Tuesday, which states, "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 gratification."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: eddielong; homosexualagenda
CNN Headline news is running this story, repeatedly showing photos of this guy hugging President Bush, as if to try to implicate him in this scandal.
1 posted on 09/22/2010 4:36:40 PM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Long has taken the conservative side on several key issues, particularly “gay rights.” They will crucify him over this—even if it should happen that he is not guilty.


2 posted on 09/22/2010 4:38:15 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

A third guy has come forward with similar charges.


3 posted on 09/22/2010 4:40:08 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Atlanta paper said he donated five thousand dollars to the campaign of Democrat Roy Barns who is running for governor. Bet he also gave a bunch to O.
4 posted on 09/22/2010 4:40:49 PM PDT by True Grit
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To: madprof98

If this is untrue, they will crucify him anyway because he is a conservative during an election cycle.


5 posted on 09/22/2010 4:45:38 PM PDT by hope
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not to worry, Fox Special Report had a picture of him sporting a very heavy gold nugget bracelet. The man is into bling.


6 posted on 09/22/2010 4:47:00 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Greetings Jacques. The revolution is coming)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
lavish gifts such as cars, money, clothes, international trips, jewelry and access to celebrities

If this happened, there should be a money trail and other documentation. No doubt prosecutors will look for it.

7 posted on 09/22/2010 4:52:54 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Christine O'Donnell, Sharron Angle, Luna Lovegood. Get it?)
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8 posted on 09/22/2010 5:02:38 PM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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9 posted on 09/22/2010 5:17:55 PM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Bizarre.

I do not know of he is guilty or not. Either way though it is a win for reality in my opinion...

Either this is a case of a homosexual sex predator or it is a case of unethical homosexual sex accusers attempting to disparage an opposing voice...

Regardless, we see homosexual sex once again the premise of self destruction...

10 posted on 09/22/2010 5:25:21 PM PDT by DBeers (†)
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11 posted on 09/22/2010 5:50:54 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: TSgt

That Lexus SC 430 is tres gay.


12 posted on 09/22/2010 6:15:51 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Gapplega

From the reports it appears the car is fitting for Bishop Long...


13 posted on 09/22/2010 6:17:53 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: TSgt

He has BAD taste in cars, and bad taste in rims. lol.


14 posted on 09/22/2010 6:26:52 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: True Grit
Bet he also gave a bunch to O.

Apparently, he's in the Gulfstream-leasing business: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1952773/posts

15 posted on 09/22/2010 6:29:59 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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. . . repeatedly showing photos of this guy hugging President Bush, as if to try to implicate him in this scandal

This came from Eddie Long's church after the last election:


16 posted on 09/22/2010 6:38:56 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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To: Hoodat

What is that symbol in the center? a hood ornament from a 1975 LTD? ersatz Crucifix?


17 posted on 09/22/2010 6:47:16 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: Gapplega
From the church website:

Q: What does the New Birth Logo represent?
A: It is the Cross, Shield (which represents the shield of faith) and Dove which represents The Holy Spirit).

btw,congrats for your usage of the word 'ersatz'. Well done.

As for Bishop Long, I pray that these charges are untrue. Having said that, my main criticism of Long is that he has no covering. I believe every man should be accountable to another human being, and that especially goes for church leadership. Unfortunately, Long is accountable only to himself. He has no church covering over him. He is setting himself up for trouble.

18 posted on 09/22/2010 7:06:55 PM PDT by Hoodat (.For the weapons of our warfare are mighty in God for pulling down strongholds.)
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Update:

Political Insider Roy Barnes cancels an Eddie Long fundraiser

19 posted on 09/22/2010 7:21:41 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Hoodat

I have a limited command of German. thank you. lol.


20 posted on 09/22/2010 7:43:16 PM PDT by Gapplega
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It was reporting on tonights 11 o’clock news that Long gave $5,000 to Roy Barnes (D-GA) governor campaign. The funeral service of Coretta King (MLK’s wife) was at Long’s church. I gather that was where the Bush hug came from.


21 posted on 09/22/2010 7:54:25 PM PDT by fkabuckeyesrule
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

What I don’t understand is why this is so prevalent in the Black churches. I have friends in Chicago who say the same thing, that prominent Black ministers are into these teen boys and have them around all the time. Can someone in the African-American Church please comment about this phenomenon. I don’t know if it has anything to do with so-called “Black Liberation Theology” that Glenn Beck talks about, but it seems more than a coincidence.


22 posted on 09/22/2010 8:58:32 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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bump


23 posted on 09/23/2010 6:06:10 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: madprof98

More and more embarrassing... so-called “conservatives” and leaders in our churches leading the opposite lives they preach.

When will this stop?


24 posted on 09/23/2010 9:46:54 AM PDT by PatrioticAll
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To: DesertRenegade

This has NOTHING to do with “liberation” of any sort. It has everything to do with the fact that very few black teens have a father in their homes or their lives. Their mothers frequently see the preacher as an ideal man and characterize him that way to their sons. Not surprisingly, men “on the down low” see the ministry as a great opportunity to fulfill all their dreams, from fancy cars to pretty boyfriends.

The Atlanta paper has printed the text of the lawsuits. One after another of these boys talks about how bad it was to grow up without a father and how eager they were for Eddie Long to take that role in their lives. Not surprisingly, Bishop Long even had a secret ceremony where he promised to protect them as a father would a son.

Of course, the leftists who claim fathers do not matter are thoroughly horrified by all of this. Not by the plight of these (and millions more) young men but by the fact that Eddie Long was an opponent of “gay rights.” BLAH!


25 posted on 09/23/2010 9:59:00 AM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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