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  • Eddie Long Settles With Megachurch Members in Lawsuit Linked to Alleged Ponzi Investor Ephren Taylor

    02/08/2014 5:24:16 PM PST · by Gamecock · 4 replies
    Christian Post ^ | February 6, 2014 | Nicola Menzie
    More than a dozen members of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church have managed to recoup some of their losses, originally totaling nearly $1 million, in a civil suit involving Bishop Eddie Long and alleged Ponzi scheme mastermind Ephren Taylor. Thirteen former members of Long's Lithonia, Ga., megachurch recently reached a confidential financial settlement with the Christian minister, although neither he nor Taylor have admitted to any wrongdoing. "I somewhat blame New Birth, because when this happened, instead of really showing us love, we were kind of looked at as outcasts," J.B. Bailey, one of the 13 victims who has recouped...
  • Paula White's attorney denies that an Eddie Long-style 'coronation' will take place

    02/05/2012 12:32:34 AM PST · by Cronos · 18 replies
    Florida Courier ^ | 2 Feb 2012 | Florida Courier
    In a Saturday phone call to Florida Courier Publisher Charles W. Cherry II, Daniel Beirute, attorney for Florida-based televangelist Paula White, denied that White would be 'coronated' as was Bishop Eddie Long in a widely ridiculed ceremony that went viral on Youtube. "The allegation stated in your article, that 'Rabbi Ralph Messer is … coming to New Destiny Christian Center … to make Paula White a ‘queen’ during a Super Bowl Sunday service' is entirely false," Beirute wrote in a later email. "There is not a single shred of truth in it, and we cannot fathom where such ridiculous fantasy...
  • Eddie Long Takes Leave From Atlanta Megachurch Due to 'Family Issues'

    12/05/2011 3:08:16 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 2 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Dec. 4, 2011 | Staff
    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...
  • Bishop Eddie Long to Receive a Certified Letter of Demand to Step Down From the Pulpit

    10/11/2010 8:27:38 PM PDT · by reubenshow · 1 replies · 1+ views
    Reuben Armstrong Show ^ | 10/11/2010 | Reuben Armstrong
    A well known Dallas base controversial talk show host, Reuben Armstrong is drafting a certified letter to Bishop Eddie Long demanding that he step down immediately from the Pulpit. The letter will convey Armstrong’s reasons for this demand including “Long’s alleged child predatory behaviors and the sexual abuse of young men in Long’s church", the New Birth Missionary Church. “Long's actions are of the devil and not of God”, says Armstrong. “Bishop Eddie Long is using the word of God to allegedly manipulate young men of his church for his own homosexual use”. Armstrong wrote extensively about Bishop Eddie Long’s...
  • Another televangelist flames out

    09/29/2010 5:03:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 174 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/29/10 | Ron Hart
    After four lawsuits alleging he coerced young males into sexual relationships were filed, Georgia pastor Eddie Long took to the pulpit Sunday to carefully nuance his side of the story. Long, the charismatic who leads his mega-church of 26,000 members, told reporters after Sunday’s service that he would challenge the allegations. Joined by members of his legal team, he carefully read from prepared remarks — always a sign of innocence. By now we know how the redemptive process works for a televangelist accused of sexual relations with young males. First there is the allegation. Then there is the carefully worded,...
  • Bishop Long's 'anointed' path to power at New Birth

    09/28/2010 1:25:42 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 2 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 09/28/2010 | John Blake
    Jonathan Walton was walking through Bishop Eddie Long's church one day when he saw something that disturbed him. He stared at a 30-foot banner draped behind the pulpit of New Birth Missionary Baptist. Church. It displayed a profile of a grinning Long with the caption: "What is God up to?" "Everywhere you went in that church, his name and face was there," says Walton, an assistant professor of religion at Harvard Divinity School in Massachusetts. "His image has replaced the cross." Long's image is now under assault. Four young men have filed civil lawsuits accusing him of abusing his spiritual...
  • Ga. Pastor's Flock Stands by Him Despite Accusations

    09/27/2010 5:56:53 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 21 replies
    AOL News ^ | September 27, 2010 | Errin Haines
    LITHONIA, Ga. (Sept. 27) -- Despite allegations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships, many of Bishop Eddie Long's followers remain unwavering in their support for him as he pledges to fight the accusations like David fighting Goliath. Casting himself as the Bible's ultimate underdog, Long went before thousands of faithful supporters at his megachurch Sunday and promised to battle claims in lawsuits filed last week that he abused his "spiritual authority." "I feel like David against Goliath. But I got five rocks, and I haven't thrown one yet," Long said in his first public remarks since the...
  • Bishop Eddie Long (PICTURES): Who is The Pastor Accused in Gay Sex Scandal?

    09/23/2010 1:28:42 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 60 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | 9/23/10
    ATLANTA (CBS/AP) New pictures have surfaced of Bishop Eddie Long, prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch outside Atlanta, as a third man has come forward accusing the anti-gay advocate of coercing him into sex. CBS News' Erica Hill reports the pastor allegedly sent his accusers numerous photos of himself including at least several of him wearing spandex and workout clothes. It's not known precisely how the photos surfaced. B.J. Bernstein, an attorney for the three plaintiffs, said Long sent her clients dozens of e-mails, but they weren't "overly sexual," she said. Long canceled an interview with the Tom Joyner Morning...
  • Bishop Eddie Long Hit With Lawsuit, Two Men Claim He Coerced Them Into Sex

    09/22/2010 4:36:37 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 22, 2010
    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...
  • Third lawsuit filed against Atlanta pastor; news conference planned

    09/22/2010 3:14:08 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | Sept. 22, 2010 | CNN Wire Staff
    Another civil suit has been filed against Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Eddie Long, alleging coercion, negligence and fraud that involved a sexual relationship with a third young male. Wednesday's lawsuit, filed in DeKalb County, Georgia, State Court, was brought on behalf of Jamal Parris, now 23, who was a teenager at the time he joined Long's church. The suit, which claims Long encouraged Parris to call him "Daddy," also names the church and a youth academy as defendants. Allegations that Long coerced young male church members and employees into sex are "a case of retaliation and a shakedown for money by...
  • Reuben Armstrong files multi million dollar law suit against Streaming Faith

    08/24/2007 9:10:23 PM PDT · by news4907 · 3 replies · 986+ views
    National News ^ | 08/24/07 | mike
    National Talk Show Host Reuben Armstrong will be filing a Racial Discrimination and Breach of Contract Suit against the largest Christian website
  • TD Jakes, Eddie Long, Creflo Dollar, Joel Osteen is "Under Fire" by Talk Show Host Reuben Armstrong

    08/08/2007 2:12:39 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 61 replies · 6,173+ views
    PR Web ^ | 7 Aug 07
    National Talk Show host Reuben Armstrong has put TD Jakes, Eddie Long, Creflo Dollar, and Joel Osteen, the top four Mega-pastors, "Under Fire." Dallas, TX (PRWEB) August 7, 2007 -- The Reuben Armstrong Show airs on Streaming Faith which is the largest Christian based website in the world and broadcasts in eight states and on TV around the World. Armstrong will release a new book titled "Snakes in the Pulpit." The book is scheduled for release on August 29th, 2007. Armstrong will be sending a certified letter to these four pastors asking them to resign from their positions as Pastors...