Bishop Eddie Long has passed away and he will soon be funeralized. However, Black church communities cannot bury his troubled past with him. The church—New Birth et al.—must reckon with the Goliath of child sexual abuse and rescue the true Davids, our children, from the perverse and death-dealing realities of molestation, incest and rape.
Embattled Bishop Eddie Long, the senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church – a megachurch in unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia – touched off a social media storm recently when he posted a video showcasing his dramatic weight loss, according to The Huffington Post: The Georgia-based pastor unveiled his new physique via a video clip posted on his […]
When Jamal Parris and Spencer LaGrande (pictured) sat down for an interview with the Atlanta Journal Constitution, they stepped into a harsh spotlight that will follow them for the rest of their lives. They are two of the brave young men who, along with Maurice Robinson, Anthony Flagg, and Centino Kemp, accused Bishop Eddie Long, […]
Bishop Eddie Long and former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain were once considered to be pillars of their community. Long was the lead pastor at one of the largest churches in the south(the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, where he remarkably maintained power), and Cain was on his way to becoming the frontrunner for the […]
The legal problems continue to mount for Bishop Eddie Long. In addition to the sexual misconduct case that everyone knows about, there is another situation in which Long is accused of conspiring with investment adviser Ephren Taylor to defraud members of his church out of more than a million dollars in investment funds. Taylor did […]
Some have been waiting for Bishop T.D. Jakes to speak up on the scandal involving the other southern mega-pastor down the road, Bishop Eddie Long. Jakes recently commented on Long’s case, stating that Christians should simply pray for Long because they don’t have the right to do much of anything else. Long was accused of […]
VIA Radio One Cincinnati and Radio One Atlanta Months after news broke out about the revered pastor and Bishop of Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, attorneys involved in the case say a settlement is in the works. An attorney involved in the sexual misconduct lawsuits against New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor Bishop Eddie […]