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23 September 2010

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dfs

Thanks for all the updates. I figured this press conference wouldn't happen. I am envisioning a Haggard-esque "I have struggled with sexual sin" speech coming from the good bishop soon.

nathans

This is incredible... I still dont get how some people think that he should be excused "given the benefit of the doubt".

A person who sets themselves up as a JUDGE of sin , in this case homosexuality, should be the last person to be caught doing that same sin. JUDGE not less you be judged.


Whats worse is that instead of seeking consensual relations with other mature men he used his position ( and the church money) to coerce young vulnerable men to provide sexual favours for him.

I dont understand how the church queens dont see how horrible that is!!!

Pride goes before a fall

People in Glass houses

Pot calling kettle

HYPOCRITS!

Saved and Proud Of It!

'As the third lawsuit was announced last night, "Pastors with iPhones" photos were released, showing Long modeling lycra muscle tees and apparently sent to select young men in his congregation.'

Stop mocking the bishop and pray for him! You can go to hell!

jstheater

Rod, as always, thank you for the exceptional coverage!

One thing I wish reporters would start doing is to ask anyone who is making anti-gay public statements, point-blank, "Why are you really so against gay people having equal rights under the law? Are you a closeted gay/bi person? What are you hiding? What's the truth about you?" This should have been asked of Long repeatedly many years ago.

chamblee54

"Eddie L Long, Amazed by His Grace."
You can't make this stuff up.
Does anyone have a video of his anti gay ranting? You tube does not seem to have much, although it does have some spectacular dancing.

Michel Yeager

Ha Ha!

Pastors with iPhones! LoL

Afronva

"For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light." Luke 8:17

The good pastor apparently skipped that part of his bible.

Bill

that bathroom is bigger than my first apartment. If nothing else, his parishoners should be aware this guy lives off their tithing like a king, and is allegedly using their sons and brothers as sex toys. I can see why I'm such a threat to traditional marraige.

Nathan James

@Saved And Proud of It: I am praying for Bishop Long, that he make his penance for his sins a sacrament of self-discovery. Perhaps then he can be OUT and PROUD, and start making restituion for all the hurt and hate he's caused.

Rod's statement of the facts as reported in other media does not constitute "mocking" the pastor.

Troy

old men with receding hairlines wearing spandex, enuf said! Everybody praise the LAWD!

FREELEO

I wish I wasn't enjoying this so much, but I am.. I am! If this man wasn't so rabidly homophobic, I really wouldn't care. Eddie Long is getting just what he deserves.

thirdnlong

He is speaking Sunday from his pulpit. One which:
1)will be packed with the faithful
a. one of which was interviewed today on the local CBS station and compared it to the Michael Jackson trial with both being set-up.
2) no media or outsiders will be able to question him and the feed released will be from the church owned production company.

On another note his condo here in midtown Atlanta is being staked out my a local station... I am wondering do his follwers know about it?

I pray for him but can not feel sorry for him with his record of not only homophobie but anti jewish,anti muslim,

Isis

"Pastor with iPhones"!!!

Rod, you are ON IT!

Diva1961

I would have been more surprised if he did do an interview. Whatever he said would have been public and could be used in a court of law. He would trip over whatever he would have said and the reporters would have had a feeding frenzy.

The old saying true: "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"

He felt he was above it all because others in his organization were either in on it or wanted to keep their jobs. He forgot only God is above it all and S/He doesn't play favorites.

Some people are asking us not to mock Long or be upset with Long, and they try to sit higher than others. They don't understand we are all the same and what we do, the good and the bad, come back to us. Long mocked and taunted the lgbt community for years. Do these "followers" (I use that term under duress because who would follow a "man of God" who abuses young men and turn their heads, yet call themselves christians -with a small "c" for small mlnds) really think the lgbt community would ignore someone who refuses to ignore us. If he said nothing about the lgbt community no one in the community would care. Yet calling us out negatively in many different ways over quite a number of years, in his church, in marches, on the radio, ect means that we are to focus on him, in the same way he focuses on us. It's karma, life, a bitch, and ultimately simply human nature.

Mystic Stranger

This is pure comedy ... better than the stories child! LOL!

Derrick from Philly

"Stop mocking the bishop and pray for him! You can go to hell!"

Yep, and we'll all be there to meet the Bishop when he arrives in SPANDEX, honey.

Chitown Kev

@Saved and Proud of It

"Stop mocking the bishop and pray for him! You can go to hell!"

Yeah, I will do that and I will see you and Bishop Long there, I'm sure.

Juicy, juicy, juicy tea but has anyone noticed that on the (white) gay blogs you're seeing very little racism?

I will admit that Bishop Long wouldn't be out of place at IML and he would not be short of...admirers.

BartonHughes

@ FREELEO. I agree completely.

* insert evil grin here *

Although, I am quite surprised that he seems to have some guns (biceps). Photoshopped?

Justin

LMAO, man, this keeps getting better and better. I am so enjoying Queen Eddie's fall.

clefto dollar

I am LOVING the coverage! Rod, you are on it. This story is resonating with so many people, for different reasons.

Question. Anyone, everyone, respond! Is this story negative for us (gays). I'm just trying to be devil's advocate. I've been reading a lot of "fa**ot" and other slurs on different websites. I really hope people understand the difference between gay and predator. This man is a PREDATOR and CON-ARTIST.

Osiris

I heard that the Bishop got clocked on *shivers* BGC(goes to take a shower to wash the filth from saying those letters) 2 years ago by a member that posted on the forums about how he saw the bishop and a young guy on an airplane, getting cozy.

Not very many people believed that guy back then but lo and behold...

Afronva

For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Luke 8:17. The pastor must have skipped that passage of his bible.

nathans

clefto dollar...I understand where u are coming from...

rational people should be able to separate self actualized adult gay people from Bishop Eddie and his boys

LightSkinBruh

@ Saved And Proud Of It
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God;

1 Timothy 3:2
A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife,

1 Timothy 3:4
One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;

1 Timothy 3:5
For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?

Now, I did not say it, the Bible clearly spelled out for you the qualifications of the Bishop. Take the blinders off and read your Word! You might actualy learn something (especially when it comes to choosing a Pastor).

Bill

@ clefto This isn't negative; some of our bretheren decided to take the man to court and reveal who he really is and waht he did to them. His accusers are being cast as spiteful queens because that is the only defense his supporters can make.

As the evidence in this case rolls out in court, his supporters will slowly drop away. What we can see thus far (overseas trips, extravagant gifts, emailed pictures) is painting a picture that I am willing to bet even his strongest allies and congregants are questioning in private.

We are going to have to defend our fellow gay men that this was the only way that they could hold him accountable. Its something that we should relish in the face of opposition by so called holy men.

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