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VIA: Elev8.com

Actor Boris Kodjoe and political commentator Roland Martin, had a heated debate via Twitter Wednesday following Sherri Shepherd’s impassioned break down over Bishop Eddie Long settling with four young men who accused him of sexual coercion on “The View” this week.

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Kodjoe, star of series and films including ‘Soul Food,’ ‘Undercovers’ and ‘Madea’s Family Reunion,’ attributed Long’s case to the community not accepting people for who they are.“Still the real issue is the constant taboos and perpetuating secrets in the black community and church,” Kodjoe wrote to Martin Wednesday. “We need 2 change this antiquated belief and embrace everyone regardless of their sexual orientation! 2 me God loves everyone. Only if we stop persecuting and judging, will people feel free and confident to embrace their true selves!! No more lies.”

While open minded, Kodjoe’s response to Martin, who kicked off the discussion early Wednesday evening, did not go over well. According to Martin, the issue is not about sexuality but about Long abusing power as a Bishop.

Read Martin’s response.