Bishop Eddie Long SCANDAL: New Revelations About PASTOR Past

Jerry | September 30, 2010 | 54 Comments

Bishop Eddie Long SCANDAL: New Revelations About PASTOR Past – Bishop Eddie Long, the pastor who is at the center of a sex abuse controversy, now has another problem to deal with. Documents have leaked from his divorce proceedings. In them, his ex-wife says that he “viciously” abused her and that at one point she had to flee their home for fear of the safety of herself and of their son.

She also details a time when she was 7 months pregnant that he physically beat her, and struck her in the face. Dabara Long, his ex-wife, also said that she was terrified of Eddie and that it took her quite some time to get up the nerve to go through with the divorce, even though their relationship had been over for a long time.


The documents were from 1985. Her time with Long was described as “cruel treatment.” Long’s attorney, Craig Gillen, did not immediately respond to the requests for comment. It will be interesting to hear what he has to say. Long has denied any wrong doing in the sexual abuse lawsuits, which have now amounted to four different individuals that claim that Long showered them in gifts and took them on expensive international vacations while trying to convince them to engage in a sexual relationship with him.

Two plaintiffs have made appearances on local news stations claiming that they were “heart broken” and are unable to forget about the past relationship with Long.

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  1. the real says:

    All I got to say is Eddie knows how to tear up a bootyhole

  2. Andrea says:

    American’s love celebrities and will believe their lies over the truth… even when the truth is staring them right in the face. My mother is no different. Has any of his followers noticed that he hasn’t even denied having sex with these fellas? There is blame to be distributed, but not to the victims! This man is monster in a robe. He has made a mockery out of everyone who has and continues to stand by him in this mess.

    If I ever saw him on t.v., I would always change the channel. I personally could never listen to his message for the way he was dressed. His clothing, always at least one size too small and often shining, screamed way louder than any message coming from his mouth . I mean he has always appeared to me as a text book narcissist, who was totally in love with himself. And if the tight clothes weren’t enough to get him the attention he desperately commanded, he would wear at LEAST!!! three pieces of very bold jewelry to accentuate his very short yet muscular frame.

    PLEASE! I knew some things were wrong with the brother, but I did not know that hiding the fact that he was gay was among them. I believe that god made us all and that no one should look down on someone for their sexuality; in my opinion, its just the same type of prejudice that blacks suffered during segregation. But I hate hypocrites with a cruel hatred! How dare he speak out against gay people while being an active participant in gay sex. He uses people and then throws them away. He used those young men and he is using his wife to help keep his cover. Eddie Long you are repulsive! Uuggh!

  3. joy says:

    I don’t know if it’s true or not but one thing i do know is the man of God is annointed and has led many people to the Lord. And if he has done wrong he has to answer to God.

  4. lovee says:

    Pastor Long ” Im going to fight this” does a real man of God talk about fighting his own battles??????

  5. rainwater says:

    The man was 27 years old when that happen and it’s always two side to every story! Those of you that are finding and using these things against this man of the cloth need to be dipped in holy oil and nailed to the cross!!!!!!!!!!!!! Innocent until What????

  6. rainwater says:

    sides

  7. cw says:

    This is a repeat, first ruined lives, dismayed members, lost dreams, sadness, depression.
    Latter on will come anger, blame, questions without answers leading only to more questions all the while fearing the truth due to deception. Financial collapse of the ministry, divorce and seperation. Lies realized. Finallly repentance & forgiving but not forgetting. Freedom, but limited restoration. Finally God’s love, forgiveness and acceptance realized. You will see again without blinders, Actions will become more important than words, relationship more important than image .
    This is not the first big ministry to fail. COTR – Rockwall 11,000 members, yet the mother church no longer exists. Some still wandering around in the wilderness since the early 1990’s meltdown. Don’t give up on God. .He will sustain you……man will not. Pray God will reclaim those scattered by man. The truth does truely set you free!

  8. tj says:

    I really do wish people would stop quoting that phrase “innocent until proven guilty”. That only applies to the court of law…not the court of public opinion.

  9. Lisa says:

    This is so wrong on so many levels, look at those people in that church, they just kiss the ground he walks on, they are jumping up and down to every word he puts out,, what about the Lord!!,, they worship him,, and he is a Jim Jones!!,,, to confuse young innocent boys,, and scar them for life, is a damn crime! and a sin before God!!,, whatever is done in the dark will come to the light every time,, stop condoning this and save other young men,, this man is a lie to his to God all mighty, his family and church,, he is so rich he thinks he is above the Lord all mighty,, well he is wrong,, and he will pay in the end,, he will try and settle out of court to save his face,, but he knows those young men are telling the truth, look into the eyes of those men,,, you tell me who the lier is

  10. Congo Line says:

    Abuse
    Sexual impropriety
    Pedophilia
    Wig

    This booty bandit still has a church?

  11. ron says:

    First let me say that my prayers are with the four young men that were subject to the abuse of there spiritual leader. Let me also say that I feel that the church leaders at New birth should ask the Bishop to step down, and here’s why . The Bible says: timothy ch. 3 v. 2-7 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour,given to hospitality, apt to teach:exc. are you fallowing christ or man i.e the bishop? the word tell us in corinthians ch.6 Dare any of you, having a matter against another, go to law before the unjust, and not before the saints?v.2 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? and if the world shall be judge by you, are you unworthy to judge the smallest matters? Jamal Paris stated that he tried to address this matter privately, this was the oppertunity for the ministers to judge this matter according to Gods word.

  12. Evette Johns says:

    First off the truth of the matter is , She filed a counter claim after he filed for divorce. Again it was only an allegation. There are no police filings if she was so scared. I bet the court documents didn’t tell you that this same woman that claimed abuse, left her child on this man’s door step by which he gained custody. Why would a woman leave her child with a man that beat her; why would the court give custody to the man if it were proven he beat his ex…And all this happen shortly after the divorce….Lastly, the womans own brother stated he knew nothing of any beatings or abuse and that EL was a good fellow!
    If the man is so bad why you have to go 30 years back to dig up some dirt? People will do anything for money….and the media is just trying to damage this mans character…Let the court or the justice system do their due diligence…At this point it is all he say, she say..even the pictures supposedly sent don’t tell the truth…None of us really know the truth..Only he, the accusers and God know….We need to stop judging so much…Is it so hard to believe that may these young men are lying.Just as it is possible he did it, it is just as likely he didn’t!

  13. Andre says:

    It’s funny to me nobody has even thought about the young men who are now adults, what difficulties they r dealing with, especially if they r trying to have a normal relationship. Eddie long a multi-millionaire if guilty has done the same thing we frowned upon when the Priest of the Catholic church were exposed. he is a predator and has the perfect cover. and i tell you something else-i bet his wife knows something is different about him, behind closed doors. he will try and settle out of court and then come back and reclaim his reputation-its some other people that knowns he is guilty-what a shame.

  14. nikkigirl says:

    Lovee, Pastor long didn’t say, ” I am going to fight this”, because he know God won’t fight this one for him, “especially truthful allegations of sexual acts with young boys”.

  15. Michelle says:

    Booty buster …

  16. denise says:

    If bishop Eddie Long was white we will say all different things abt him ! However he’s black we stand for the man ! Its in the bible be true to thy own self…. Everything will come out……..

  17. A Believer says:

    What I have to say about this situation is as a believer I am trying not to JUDGE. This can be a test for all of us. I truly hope this is not true but my mind is telling me something else! May God reveal in his time what is TRUE! It will come out ..let us not judge and wait for the facts. I know this is hard because I am struggling with this right now myself! But keep Everyone including Long in your prayers! THEY ALL NEED IT! And whoever is Guilty will need it the most! We have all sinned, lied, and been hypocritical just not been shown in the media spot light! PRAYyyyyyyyyyyyy

  18. Lisa says:

    This is the very reason so many people dont go to these big churches, and organizations,, the behind the scenes coruption,, people like Eddie Long and others play on people emotions, and take every dime they have,, its so so very sad,,, ones own house can be a church, and thats what people should start doing praying and blessing their homes, because this is a mess, this man is a mess, but hey yaul! he cant hide from God,, hey everybody God see’s him and others no matter what they come up with to hide!! to those young brothers abused,, just hold on,, be still

  19. ron says:

    to continue I heard that the surounding pastors organize a prayor meeting with the bishop, but if the prayer did not include a prayer for God to reveal the truth that they may make a sound and just judgement in this matter,and just praying to protect the bishops position, you do the people of that church a disservice.in the mouth of 2 or 3 witnesses let every word be astablished.I heard four!

  20. ED.G. says:

    Let time and the investigations have its course. If the man is guilty the people will know. If he is innocent the people will know this too. If he is guilty, let him do his time like anybody else who would commit such a crime. I know he is a Bishop, and God knows what happened. Mr. Long has a big responsibility and will be held accountable for his actions. Whatever justice or injustices man has is no comparison to God’s justice. I do have an opinion, but I will not express it now. Let time have its free course.

  21. Hopeneverdies says:

    Well, I too have my thoughts on this subject, but first I must say that I believe it would be best for me to refrain from stating a conclusion. I feel a need to wait to see where God is in all of this. God is a wonder! Could it be that He is cleaning His house by exposing false prophets or as some say a test of Long? I must admit I am somewhat confused about this because if it’s the latter it kind of goes against what I would believe of God, but I like most is ever learning about the things of God.

    I just hope this ordeal is not long drawn out and that the truth is revealed!’ I must say that those young men are very convincing, though.

    This false prophet thing is kind of too close to home for me, I got one at my church and I want to be sure that this fact does not affect my views.

  22. MizBimmer says:

    All I can say is Eddie Long needs to step down now. I have a feeling there are a lot of meetings going on behind closed doors at New Birth, if not then there needs to be. Eddie long has been exposed. Those young men are not lying…watch the interviews. They are telling us what they have truly lived through over the pass years and I feel sorry for them. First no father, and now a monster that took advantage of them. Between the pictures Eddie Long took of himself and the interviews with Jamal and Spencer, and Longs message on Sunday, Long can forget it. Anyone that cannot see through Eddie’s lies is blind. Now I see why he refused to turn over the Church’s financial record to that Senator…He has been spending Church money for his own personal gain, for sex and no telling what else.

    Eddie, if you are reading this you need to step down now!!!

  23. d28bob says:

    “Bishop” Eddie (I thought Baptists didn’t have bishops?) has led many to a Lord, all right- the question is WHICH Lord?
    Those sheep who believe his BS deserve to be fleeced. When he’s long been forgotten, his flock will find another false prophet to shear them…

  24. MizBimmer says:

    Eddie knows could not stand in the Pulpit last Sunday and say “The Battle is not his its the Lords” because he knows “This battle is his not the Lords” The Lord has allowed Eddie to be exposed…As Vanessa Bell-Armstrong said “The secret is out” now Eddie Long needs to do what Yolanda Adams said and “Step Aside”….All y’all Gospel singers know what I’m talking about..As Kirk Franklin said “Are you listening”?

  25. wilkerson says:

    sign and wonders follows false men of God too the hair do wasnt pretty or topae still show us man body ajustment still show us man joyce lips juanita manlyness paula need to be black tammy dollar leads in the poll as who is save in the house tdjakes sold ouy for fame knowing homosexuality was in the house wife never yestry on her on devils come to miami go to ft.laudale go mephi you are ouy number thse in your flesh but in the spirit open your eyes and see how many that are wiyh us in living a true life in christ

  26. Warren George Pugeva Jnr says:

    This is were Local pastors in local churches commecialise the Gospel of Jesus Christ in their ministries for living

  27. mwoodson says:

    I am so sadden at this scandal and i pray for ALL that is involved. I can not stop thinking of that young man looking squarely at the camera and called Eddie Long out. i could see the pain in his eyes. The key thing he said was that he could not wash the scent of him off, THIS IS A STATEMENT ALL RAPE VICTUMS SAY!
    I SAY HEAR THESE YOUNG MEN VOICES! i hope that E long get some help , there are other gay ministers in his congregation also which may be one reason they are so quet. You owe it to your Flock to step down until this is over and if you are innocent then coming back wont be a problem. Minister need to stop using the pulpit for THEIR own PERSONAL agendas. STEP DOWN or GOD WILL DESTROY THE TEMPLE.

  28. JaePea says:

    @ denise that quote” to thine ownself be true” or “be true to thy own self” is Shakespear-not in the bible. Just like Mr. Eddie Long’s preaching on intolerance for the gay community. Isn’t THIS ironic!

  29. Gee Gee says:

    As earlier stated TRUE Missionary Baptist do’nt have Bishops!! Secondly 1st Tim. 3-1-7.There it mentions HUSBAND of ONE WIFE!! I pray for the members, that they remove the blinders off their eyes and see him for what he really is.They made him their God, you see they were following the CREATURE instead of the CREATOR and when you do that, when we take our eyes off Christ anything can come into the church and people will follow it.My church just went through something similar only he was with a woman and church members videoed him in the Hotel with the woman and the blind members took him back, and he later took all our money, he was then relieved of his duties, but they left us and he began a new church and they are with him. If I did’nt do it I would still be shouting it to the rooftops ” I did not do this I am innocent”!! A real man of God would step down , other wise this will destroy the church. Eddie Long God is not pleased with you right now , and members remember the scriptures … We are to WATCH as well as PRAY!! Be men and get that wolf out of Gods’ pulpit!!!!!!

  30. Saints3436 says:

    My father’s compassions fail not. This is an urgent call for a church that at the very least may not have “beyond a reasonable doubt” proof but “clear and convincing evidence” to conduct an internal investigation of inappropriate behavior, whether called for by a member or the media. I am afraid that nondenominational churches may not be the best place of worship if you can’t do God’s business and run God’s church. Where is the leadership at New Birth? Eddie’s church can not stand if the church leadership won’t protect the people who worship Eddie Long therein. Christians worship God and Christians have both authority and responsibility as believers of Christ. Israel’s cycle: SIN/REBELLION, REPENTANCE, RECONCILIATION TO GOD.

  31. Curry says:

    I truly believe that wether its true or not it brings shame on the church. We have to understand that GOD has never been about the numbers, so for some to say this could never have happened because of the flock he had are mistaken. The BIBLE speaks of a “proud spirit before a fall”, we as people tryng to make heaven , first have to be sure that we are doing it ( SALVATION ) the way the BIBLE tells us to do it, then humility and steadfastness will keep us.
    Now….. Regardless of what each of think that the outcome is going to be we need to mindful that if in fact this did happend to these young men it was wrong wether it was a Pastor,Neighbor,Family Member, or Friend. This incident has affected souls across the nation. GOD is the ultimate judge and SIN will be dealt with as SIN. The BIBLE has laid out the right way and there was only ONE WAY, NOT TWO or THREE… regardless of what society says.

  32. Donella says:

    well i think that what happens in the past stays in the past lol. no ones perfect, no one has done anything right in life. now besidse the bishop being a christian pastor lets say if he was something of another religion would people do the same or not? i think the boys are lieing. if it happen back then why are you saying just now? hes has money thats y yall dnt like him? right

  33. David Jackson says:

    Discernment – CHURCH – Discernment

    What signs did we miss here?

    Let’s start with HOOPING. Do you think Jesus hooped? He was a quiet, peaceful, HUMBLE man. The son of God, yet He let Himself be hung on a cross for all of our sins, when He had every power to just – get down. He was about His Father’s business. He didn’t speak loudly in a practiced rhythmed cadence to entertain people, He just quietly spoke the word, truth.

    The SHOW. Do you think He couldn’t have gotten a few guys to carry Him around on an elevated matt to show his superiority ( Bentley), worn robs of fine cloth with emblems saying JESUS – SON OF GOD on them, had the finest gold from all the earth hanging off of him? Jesus did nothing to outwardly show people who He was, the Son of God. He was humble, unconcerned with the temporal, focused on healing the sick and the hurting, not his ostentatious home, over the top car, designer wardrobe, or wowing his Kingdom.

    Whether Eddie Long through cohesion molested young boys or not, this church should have used discernment to see their pastor was not focused on the things of God. Don’t give me that his outwardly shows of wealth were just to show God will abundantly bless you. Yes, God will abundantly bless us and He expects us to be good stewards of our money. Spending money excessively on temporal items is not what He had in mind. The “Church” should have noticed the pride on this man. It came though the door 10 minutes before he did. The physical appearance, the obsession with the perfect male body ( narcissism), the trappings of extreme wealth, the wearing of the robes to draw attention to himself, the goofy hair, the loud over the top voice, all of these things scream low-self esteem that manifests itself in false pride. It’s huge on this man……………..Church…..discernement!

    I live in North Atlanta and never have attended this man’s church although I have watched him preach on TV several times. The things above are what struck me most, not the word coming out of his mouth, it was blurred by the pride the oozed from him. I had been told years ago that he “preferred men”, was discusted by it, but never gave it much thought. He was not someone who I sensed any sincerity about the Word of God from, so his actions meant nothing to me. Whether it is true or not is between him and God. If it involves children, that is a different story. Just because the state of Georgia says 16 is an age of consent, doesn’t make it right, it is wrong. These are still CHILDREN and these young boys will be scarred for life if this is true. I do agree what is hidden in the dark will come into the light. Let’s see what happens. One allegation could be suspect, but 4?

    As I read though here and see the “Church” say we are under attack and this is the enemy it makes my skin crawl. The only way the devil can get to us is though an OPEN DOOR. What are they being taught at New Birth? Are they learning the actual Word and true spiritual warfare, or just throwing around scriptures where they think it fits?

    Most likely the majority of the members of New Birth are going to be behind Long for several reasons. One, they have no discernment. Two, they have put all their faith in this MAN instead of God, so his fall makes them question God’s existence, truth. Three, it’s a black thing, ya’ll know what I mean. It is a tight knit group that will not admit failure on any level because it takes away from our heritage. OJ didn’t kill his wife, because he was black, Obama for president, soley on the fact that he is black. It validates our personal existence. I know, the truth is harsh, but it is the truth. The CHURCH should be about the people of God, not about skin color or heritage. The heritage should be about being the children of God, period.

    Church, are you there to belong to an exclusive club, there because it is primarily a black church, there because the pastor is so charismatic, because there are many singles and your looking for a mate, what is your reason? Do you know that in an anointed church where the Pastor is truly a man of God, the anointing lies at the head. How are you going to get to the head in times of need if you are one of 25k people? Discernment. Ask God about this.

    In all of this my personal disappointment comes from Bernice King. I have watched and listened to that woman preach. She is truly an anointed Saint who has been given much in wisdom, spiritual gifts, heritage. I’m so saddened that she is apart of this ministry.

    Being a Christian is not easy, of course, neither was hanging off the cross. It is a daily decision to follow God. To pray, to study, to yield. We are in the end times. I seriously don’t know how the church is all going to come together, but God does. We ALL need to focus on Him, pray for discernment. He called us ALL for reason. Step away from yourself and seek Him.

  34. george says:

    As I read through all the comments some are very very good points. Some comments I couldn’t understand and wish they wouldn’t had said anything because the grammer was terrible. Some comments had no compassion for either of the parties. I’m so glad that God is nothing like us because if He was some of us would be burning in hell right now for the things we did to people ourselves. We need to think what is really needed right now the most. Prayer,prayer,prayer. No matter how this ends prayer is going to be needed not just for those involved but people everywhere. No matter what, our eyes should be on Jesus,the bible says in Hebrews 4:15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities;but was in all points tempted like as we are,yet without sin. If Bishop is guilty he have to answer and if those young men are lying they got to answer as well,but as for me and my house we will serve the LORD. My eyes are upon Jesus who has NO sin at all, perfect,upright,Holy,majestic,merciful,forgiving,loving,compassionate,patient, my true all and all !!!!!!!!!!!! He said, If I be lifted up!!!!!!

  35. Darnell says:

    May Gods will Always be done. Whats in the dark will surly will come to light.If these allegations are true,I believe the Bishop should come clean, step down and give the reigns to Bernice King. And if its GODS will, he shall be forgiven and accepted back into the Kingdom of GOD. Maybe never at the level that he was intrusted with.
    But at a level that would be A blessing to the body of Christ. We have all fallen short in Sin. So brothers and sisters, Please be forgiven, as Christ has forgiven us all from OUR own SIN. Lets pray for the Body of Christ, that all Will work it self out IN GODS time. Love one another as Christ Loved the Church. PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!!
    And never stop. For the KINGDOM of GOD is at HAND. PEACE and LOVE MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS…

  36. yep says:

    ITS CRAZY HOW PEOPLE QUOTE CERTAIN VERSES FROM THE BIBLE, BUT LEAVE OUT WHAT COMES BEFORE AND AFTER IN THE PASSAGE… ANY MAN ESPECIALLY A MAN REPRESENTING GOD IN THE FLESH WILL TAKE AN IMMEDIATE STAND ON THE CAUSE….. THIS FOOL SAYS HE WILL LET THE COURT HANDLE IT… THATS LIKE GETTING PULLED OVER FOR DUI AND REFUSE TO BLOW… UR GUILTY… HE HAS NOT SAID ANYTHING CONVINCING TO THE FACT OF BEING A HOMOSEXUAL…. HIS WIFE NEEDS THE REAL SUPPORT… REALLY…. SHE HAS TO BE REMINDED AT ALL TIMES HER HUSBAND SLEPT WITH MALES AND THEN COME HOME TO MAKE LUV TO HER… THATS WHATS REALLY GOING ON…..

  37. EyeSeeChurchPPL says:

    Let’s put this in its’ correct perspective.Eddie Long is not being indicted, he’s being sued. Withholding passing judgment pending a courts’ decision is irrelevant in a civil litigation, thus we are free to express our opinions freely. Next, the Minister in me will speak. 1 Timothy Chap 3 serves a two-fold purpose. Pupose1: 1Timothy3 does provide the basic eligibility criteria that one must be meet in order to be consecretated to the office. Purpose2: 1Timothy3 also gives the criteria to be constantly judged by. Once you are consecrated into the office, you are not released from 1Timothy3. Eddie Long (guilty or not) is not blameless at this point. His congregation to include: internet, newsletters, book readers, international which i estimate well over 100,000 is more important.

    Another point I would like to make is this. The NBMC is also named in the suit. For him to proclaim that he “will fight this” is an example of his self-centered, arrogant, conceited larger than life attitude. His statement should have been “we will fight this.”

    I will leave you with this. God is the SOURCE, Bishops, Pastors, Evangelists whoever else are only RESOURCES.

  38. concerned says:

    DEAR JOY GOD DOSE ANOINT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SIN WE ANOINT THEM
    BECAUSE WE LIKE THEM THIS IS WHY SO MANY PREACHERS ARE ABLE TO
    GET AWAY WITH THIS KIND OF THING.

    JUST THOUGHT I WOULD PUT THAT OUT THERE.

  39. Becky says:

    Would Victor T. Stephens stop all his self promotion it sounds like you are in need of a FLOCK!!!! Get a Job!!

  40. GMAN says:

    IF YOU READ THE BIBLE YOU LEAD YOUR SELF TO THE LORD NO MAN CAN SAVE YOUR SOUL OR LEAD TO THE LORD BECAUSE NO MAN KNOWS YOUR REAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE LORD THAT’S THE PROBLEM WE LOOK FOR A MAN TO LEAD US THAT’S WHY THEY WROTE THE BIBLE JUST KEEP READING IT UNTIL YOU GET IT THESE PASTORS MAKE YOU BELIEVE THEY HAVE SOME CONNECTION WITH THE LORD THAT YOU DON’T HAVE .ALL THIS SHOUTING AND SINGING IN CHURCH THEN YOU LEAVE AND TREAT YOUR OWN BROTHER LIKE CRAP BEAT YOUR WIFE AND KIDS TREAT YOUR HUSBAND LIKE A DOG .IT ‘S FUNNY THE BUMBER STICKER SAY’S DOG IS MANS BEST FRIEND YET THE DOG CAN’T READ THE BIBLE NOR DOES THE DOG GO TO CHURCH YET HE IS A BETTER FRIEND THAN MAN WHOM DOES ALL THOSE THINGS .THESE BIG TIME PASTORS WALK AROUND THERE OWN CHURCH WITH BODY GAURDS BUT TELL ME GOD ( JESUS) IS MY PROTECTOR WHICH HE IS THAT’S WHY I DON’T CARRY A GUN OR A KNIFE AND I DON’T HAVE A BODY GAURD . THIS MAN COULD HAVE BUILT THESE YOUNG BROTHERS UP TO BE REAL STRONG MEN INSTEAD HE HAS CONFUSED THEM SOME BISHOP BEATS HIS WIFE UP IN THE PARKING LOT BUT I AM SUPPOSE TO FOLLOW HIM TO THE PROMISE LAND I AM CONVINCED WE ARE SOME OF THE MOST CONFUSED PEOPLE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH. THE KINGDOM OF GOD IS IN YOUR HEART START THERE AND CALL ON HIM HE HAS BEEN THERE ALL THE TIME 80% OF THE PEOPLE YOU MEET EVERY DAY NEED TO BE LEAD .THERE’S A LOT OF MALE TODAY NOT ENOUGH MEN BLACK MEN REALLY NEED TO STEP UP AGAINST THIS TYPE OF ACTION BUT AS USUAL EVERY MAN IN HIS CHURCH WILL SAY SOME DUMP CRAP LIKE OH I DON’T THINK IT’S TRUE BECAUSE IT’S NOT THERE SON’S WHICH MAKES YOU ALL SUAPECT I SAID AND IF YOIU DON’T LIKE IT LOOK ME UP I BACK EVERY WORD I JUST SAID MY DAD WAS A PASTOR IN NEWARK N.J. NEVER DID HE NEE A ARMS (BEARA) OR BODY GAURD 35 YEARS SAME CHURCH BECAUSE HE REALLY WAS A MAN OF GOD AND THEN HE WAS A REAL MAN ABOUT LIFE WORKED EVERY DAY I USE TO SEE GIVE THE MONEY BACK TO CHURCH WHEN HANDE HIM THE ENVELOPE TOLD ME HE NEVER GOT INTO THE MINISTRY FOR MONEY JUST TO DO GOD’S WORK WHERE ARE THE REAL PASTORS ALL THESE BISHOPS AND APOSTLES APPOINTING THEM SELVES TO POSTIONS THAT ONLY JESUS COULD DO STAND UP BLACK MEN BROTHER JOHNSON

  41. concerned says:

    DEAR JOY GOD DOES NOT ANOINT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN SIN WE ANOINT THEM
    BECAUSE WE LIKE THEM THIS IS WHY SO MANY PREACHERS ARE ABLE TO
    GET AWAY WITH THIS KIND OF THING.

    JUST THOUGHT I WOULD PUT THAT OUT THERE.

  42. Elkanah says:

    This is not persecution, this is judgment for ALL things are of God and he works ALL THINGS acording to the counsel of HIS will (eph1:11). How long do you think The Lord will let these giants of this day go on before He sends david to take of his head? Is there equality between him and his parisheners? Look at all the bling bling and fancy clothes. Using God’s money for this extravagance. No, God requires those who He has sent to live by faith.
    One thing you can be sure of the devil comes to get what belongs to him, for it is written: draw near to God and He will draw near to you, resist the devil and he will flee. If this was not true as he say’s you would think if he was in a relationship with The Lord that he would of seen this coming , after all the Holy Spirit shows us things to come.

  43. MissGP says:

    Bishop Eddie long, the photos did it for me! Confess that you are a Bi-Sexual…

  44. Patience says:

    EDDIE LONG IS NOT WHO HE SAYS THAT HE IS…..HE’S BISHOP TO THE CONGREGATION….AND PLAIN OLD “”””””””””EDDIE LONG TO HIS BOYS. IT’S ALL OVER HIM AND IT’S NOT THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD!

  45. India says:

    I think the christian community should pray. I think people who speak out against homosexuality does not mask a predator spirit. If you read your bible and know God’s spirit, you will know that God is against that type of behavior. Now I said BEHAVIOR not the person. It is the act. The bible is clear in its teachings and those who follow the Lord and his teachings can not be lead astray. As for Bishop Long, I will pray for him and his family, and for the rest of you ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE HIM!

  46. Rae says:

    Although I am not worthy to judge anyone, I would say that these types of abuse will never stop until we give more attention to the victims vs the “accused” predators.

    We, in our society, need to give the benefit of the doubt to the victims so they can be encouraged to come forward. How do we expect the victims to come forward if they feel they are going to be ignored the justice they deserve.

    Just because one has power and money does not give him the right to abuse others (young or old, blacks or whites, poor or rich).

  47. charmaine nias says:

    I have no sympathy for the guys or gays if its true. They were old enough to know right from wrong.Its not a right from wrong issue either.They made their choice for
    the lavish living, wishing it would never end.when it ended they are crying out.If it didnt end we would never hear a word about it.What we are seeing is jealousy and rejection playing out.BREAK UP HAPPENS EVERYDAY. YOUR TIME IS OVER.

  48. ayana says:

    I am leaving this one to the Lord alone to judge. However, whether he is guilty or not — it is time for Eddie to act out of grace. He should step-down from his position in the chruch and turn it over to more favorable hands in the meanwhile. His congregation should not be traumatized any further for his personal situations. This is his battle alone and God will take care of the rest if he is innocent. Perhaps his season is just over in the former capacity…. May the rest of his spiritual work and journey is life is self-meditation for transistion into death and beyond. It is very hard to be relevant in the midst of this kind of adversity. He needs to step aside to shelter his congregation and to perserve the sainty of the Lord within.

  49. ayana says:

    I am leaving this one to the Lord alone to judge. However, whether he is guilty or not — it is time for Eddie to act out of grace. He should step-down from his position in the chruch and turn it over to more favorable hands in the meanwhile. His congregation should not be traumatized any further for his personal situations. This is his battle alone and God will take care of the rest if he is innocent. Perhaps his season is just over in the former capacity…. Maybe the rest of his spiritual work and journey is life is self-meditation for transistion into death and beyond. It is very hard to be relevant in the midst of this kind of adversity. He needs to step aside to shelter his congregation and to perserve the sainty of the Lord within.

  50. Fromthe heart says:

    What a sad day for all the faithfull who go to church to learn about Jesus and their spiritual past, and to congregate with people who are of like faith and thinking.

    What a sad day for all the churches who are struggling and yet fond a way to reach out to the community of those who are hurting.

    Why sad, because those of shaky faith, or down trodded will have less trust in those who are really sincere.

    I feel sorry for those who invested their hard earned money in this guy.

  51. Michael says:

    What’s done in the dark will always comes to the light, I’m a firm believer, I really don’t know all the facts. But from what I do know is that we really all need to be praying for everyone involved like many of you have stated before. It’s very said that so many people are just so judgmental. If in fact he did it God will take care of it, the battle is not ours but it’s the Lords. We need to watch and pray. We are in the last days we really are, and the people of God need to be studying, fasting, praying and loving. And from several of these post I read one thing was missing and that was compassion. Everyone is so quick to put in there two cent, but for all we know God can be testing each and every one of us.

  52. James says:

    Bishop long made his bed now he must sleep in it .you shouldn’t live a double life if you’re married love your wife. If you don’t love your wife don’t lead her on tell her you perfer a man let her go her way and you can have all the boys you want. By the way you should step down as pastor because you will mess up lots of your members heads because they will stand by u even when u are wrong. Do the right thing save your familys pride.

  53. Thought4Today says:

    I’m like Bonita Butrell aka Kim Wayans from “In LIVING COLOR” back in the day

    “I ain’t the one to GOSSIP”
    But!!!!!

    To: ■wilkerson on September 30th, 2010 8:57 pm

    Shhhhhh!!!!!!! please Hushhhhhh!!!!

    You need to re-frame from “EVER” blogging this makes absolutely NO SENSE at ALL….

    Have you ever heard that SILENCE is GOLDEN?

    I couldn’t determine if you were attempting to RAP or if this was a POEM or WHAT?

    Just pray it makes this process a whole lot more easy on everyone reading comments.

    YOU SAID:
    sign and wonders follows false men of God too the hair do wasnt pretty or topae still show us man body ajustment still show us man joyce lips juanita manlyness paula need to be black tammy dollar leads in the poll as who is save in the house tdjakes sold ouy for fame knowing homosexuality was in the house wife never yestry on her on devils come to miami go to ft.laudale go mephi you are ouy number thse in your flesh but in the spirit open your eyes and see how many that are wiyh us in living a true life in christ

    Best Wishes!!!!!

  54. Marmaduke says:

    Jesus receives a fresh wound.

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