Controversial Bishop Eddie Long settles sexual misconduct case

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ATLANTA— Atlanta-based megachurch leader Bishop Eddie Long and four men who accused him of sexual misconduct have settled out of court, spokesmen for both sides said Thursday.

The men had alleged that the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church coerced them into sexual relations with gifts including cars, cash and travel when they were 17. One suit also claimed Long had sexual contact with one of them during trips he took them on in the U.S. and abroad. Long denied the allegations, and federal and state authorities didn’t investigate because Georgia’s age of consent is 16.

Eight months ago, when the allegations surfaced, Long told his a 25,000 member congregation in Lithonia, Georgia, that he would fight the accusations against him.

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28 Comments

  1. conscious
    January 7, 2012

    The problem is that people are gullible. We need to look further then the surface. Also question people no matter who they portray themselves to be. I checked this man outfit while he was preaching on the television. This tells you a lot about this man.
    Thrust no human being. If they do not uphold the things they are preaching to you they are phony.
    Pastor BJ is a great example in Dominica………………Remember that $100.00 BIRTHDAY donation how can a pastor tell the congregation how much money they are suppose to donate to his party. If GOD comes first a BIRTHDAY party is the last on his man. When the congregation idolizes their pastors these things happens. Especially the women who are brainwash to believing that the pastor is the best man God has created.

  2. CLAIRVOYANCE
    May 30, 2011

    “they got us thinking that we gotta sneak into heaven, when the reverend looking like a pimp and the pimp like a reverend.” upside down kingdom!!!!

  3. check al business in dominica
    May 29, 2011

    stop bashing onhte man is not alu business al u hav eenough to mind again.

  4. Here We Go Again
    May 29, 2011

    Why is it that Dominicans take so much interest in news on this subject?

  5. Well
    May 28, 2011

    I suppose it is much easier for these pastors, priests,and bishops to seduce boys rather than girls, and perhaps the boys are virgins and are much tighter and sweeter than girls

  6. hardlinesleek
    May 28, 2011

    Well not all those who say lord lord is righteous it’s just disgusting what those so called Christians(followers of Christ) get up to.fire burn but again all those abominable behavior come with idolatry.Much more of these behavior to come.

  7. Humor the best medicine
    May 28, 2011

    did pastor Long John Silver think he could do a michael jackson and get away? nasty Pastor.You will never enter the kingdom of god,not even satan will want you. nasty

  8. J.J.John-Charles
    May 28, 2011

    True, not all muslims are terrorists but almost all these acts are commited by muslims.And they say we are doing it because America is supporting Israel,a man burn our holy book, criticise our prophet or our allah,and so on.
    With this pastor yes there is no evidence, but we learn from the bible.
    Abstain from every form of evil of evil 1Thessalonians 5:22.

    Sylvia Demarest,a lawyer helped win a us$119.6 million verdict against the Diocese of Dallas.
    McLeish and other lawyers won an $85 million settlement in Boston in 2003 for more than 500 victims.
    Attoney Ray Boucher helped secure a record $660 million settlement from the Los Angeles Archdiocese on behalf of more than 500 people molested by priest.

    I believe some of the cases are just invented for the money.But why people who claimed to be servants of God get involved in these crimes?…..I know y

  9. Brain Damage
    May 27, 2011

    A party is lying somewhere.
    1. Why the men waited so long to come up with the issue.
    2. If the accusation is fault, why the pastor has to come up with a settlement.

    I will not believe none of them. Here in the States, if you stump your toe, you can sue the shoemaker.

    • DR
      May 28, 2011

      Brain Damage is not your FAULT} you probably forget that the British system of our adopted english unless you`re born in the Good old U.S.A.and you were taght to spell that way then i understand, but if thats not the case then my brother or sister you simply made a mistake. I understand how it has become so much a crave and frankly an obsession to want to quickly post our comment knowing the whole world might read it hence making us feel powerful and smart. According to D.N.O Slowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww- DOWN AND READ WHAT WE POST BEFORE USING THAT NERVES FINGER. DO NOT TAKE THIS PERSONALLY. PEACE! I could have simply tell you that in one sentence but I mat be as obsessed as many others like you. And for good measure “HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

      • DR
        May 28, 2011

        OPPS!!!!!!!! An example of what I was saying I to misspell “MIGHT” IN my post so you not alone no one is perfect,just read my post.

        • Sunny......
          May 30, 2011

          What’s you point??? You must have wanted to feel so powerful and smart yourself…. you spelled more than just “MIGHT” incorrectly. First you mis-spelled TAUGHT, then there’s the BS u wrote about using that “NERVES Finger”. Where the hell u got that crap, i have no idea!!! Then there’s “I could have simply TOLD you” which makes more damn sense!!! Before criticizing other’s we need to look at ourselves, because like u said “No one is perfect”!!!

        • Brain Damage
          May 30, 2011

          Doc, I need some pain killing tablets for de brain to overseer the dictionary in the skull.

  10. Muslim_always
    May 27, 2011

    Now, would it be just to say all pastors are homosexuals? If not, then certainly not all muslims are terrorists.

    Well pastor my boy, they accuse you of tumbling, boy that’s a hard one.

    • hmmm
      May 28, 2011

      Yet by the same token all rastas smoke ganja?!?!?! We’re all finger pointers and self-haters, people need to come together, all this separation and division will ensure our failure at every turn.

    • tiny
      May 28, 2011

      this is why Jesus Christ died on the cross…………without him there would be not hope

  11. Piper
    May 27, 2011

    So who is going to pay for his misdeeds? His congregation? I hope they are not that foolish.

  12. DR
    May 27, 2011

    POST your comment Slow,slow,slow,slow. D.N.O. is that what you want??? thank you. You`ll are the best, small country.

  13. hell hath no furry!!!!!
    May 27, 2011

    you would think that if your 17year old come home with a car,the parent would ask a question.
    not wait years later to file a report and lawsuit.
    [email protected] every thing is all about money and not about our kids welfair!!!

    • villager girl
      May 27, 2011

      I agree with you parents have to stop turning their backs and later try to shake down the other for the sake of money

    • Lizavier4Jesus
      May 28, 2011

      hell hath no furry!!!!!

      I am not defending that Bishop because he is also a human being. But you have a point that I agree with you see!

      I have always wondered why those guys always wait until they are grown men to file those complaints. A gift is a gift no matter what the cost. I do not have to give back anything in return for a gift that I receive from someone, but the gift is mine period.

      And so, in the case of the Bishop approaching the boys for sex, and they do not consent to it, all they have to do is report him right away. So why don’t they? Did he hold a gun at their forheads for all of those years.

      Also I have never noticed that kind of complaint against someone who was not extremely wealthy. Those who report against the priests and bishops are looking to get their rewards from the asset of the church itself–not the priest or bishop in question. Does it mean that this sort of thing happens only between the wealthy and the young men? I doubt it!

      But then again, the love of money is the root of all evil–bottom line here.

      • DR
        May 28, 2011

        agree well said.

      • yute man
        May 29, 2011

        the Bishop is a phagget (bugger man) and thats the truth accept it. stop covering because you are a one day christian too thats how you people opperate love the lord only on a sunday. then on sunday evening you back to doing satan’s work. then saturday night or sunday morning you ask Jesus for forgiveness. remember i am a Jealous God and besides me there is no other but you people give all the praises to jesus the messenger and forget Jahweh. to Jahweh be the glory now may Israel say. I am a pastor son so i know very well how you people operate wolves in sheep clothing.

  14. Traitor
    May 27, 2011

    Bullerz!! Jah Fyah pan allyuh!

  15. ha ha
    May 27, 2011

    OH OH. and he always on TV playing part most. nasty..

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