Bishop Eddie Long, RENEGADE REBEL, Out of Control

Bishop Eddie Long, RENEGADE REBEL? Unaccountable?

Time will tell if he is a 'Man of God' or 'Man of Greed'?

Truthfully, the whole "Ministry-Celebrity-Media-Circus" is out of control!

CALLING ALL DEACONS & ELDERS: WHERE ARE YOU?

FACT: Bishop Eddie Long claims to be dedicated to and following the Christ who greatly praised the 'widow who put her last two mites into the Ministry treasury!

Forget the sexual allegations and lawsuits for the moment, and "Focus on the Money!"

QUESTION: We wonder what Jesus would say about one who "took millions of mites OUT OF the Ministry treasury" to waste and squander - not getting souls saved, but allegedly seducing homosexual favors from those under age of accountability? (God himself put this at age 20 [1] - it is NOT what modern heathen sex-crazed USA says it is!

Bishop Eddie Long used money, cars, claims plaintiff Maurice Robinson, the youth who accuses Robinson of sexual impropriety.

Where were the Deacons and Elders who were supposed to be:

> > Watching over the Money,

> > Watching over the Sheep!

> > Watching over the Pastor!

> > Watching over the Ministry!

> > Watching over the Children & Youth!

The Bishop Eddie Long scandal has resulted in three lawsuits by three members of his inner circle of boys; but news today that Maurice Robinson first got “personal time” from Eddie Long since age 15.

> > And yet, Bishop Eddie Long has defended his cellphone scandal pictures taken in a bathroom, posing in lyra bike shorts for young men in pictures released by plaintiff’s counsel.

> > His reps has defended trips by young males around the globe. And Long’s members have attacked the veracity of the plaintiffs, all three different individuals who were teens when the alleged conduct began.

Yet in the case of Maurice Robinson, it remains unclear from the complaint how young was Robinson when Bishop Eddie Long’s scandal began. Robinson asserts “Bishop Eddie Long began to spend personal time with Plaintiff Robinson when Plaintiff Robinson was fifteen (15) years old.”

And while three complaints have been filed against Bishop Eddie Long, the scandal could bring out still more plaintiffs. Plaintiff’s attorney, prior to releasing the scandal pictures, informed news that multiple males have contacted her office alleging conduct.

A scandal that began with Robinson and Anthony Flagg added Jamal Parris this week. Next week could potentially add more plaintiffs.

Robinson is clear in his complaint that Bishop Eddie Long wasn’t just a middle aged man taking cellphone pictures of himself and allegedly pursuing young men in his lyra bike shorts, at the same time. Rather Robinson claims Eddie Long engaged in fraud, using the “Scriptures” “of the Lord” and his authority as Bishop to deceive Robinson, causing Robinson to believe that the conduct was justified by the Bible.

When Robinson didn’t believe it anymore, he went right to an attorney. Robinson, revealed in the complaint issued to news this week, asserts that Eddie Long engaged in fraud through multiple channels. Long, according to Robinson, was “representing that the … contact with Defendant Long was a healthy component of Plaintiff Robinson’s worship and affiliation with the Church.” Robinson also says the Bishop was “representing that … relations with Defendant Long were justified by the Holy Scripture and ordained by God.”

Robinson says that as a young male and member of the congregation he was entitled not to be misled by his own Bishop; he says that Long had a fiduciary duty as the pastor to Plaintiff Robinson “not to mislead or advise Plaintiff Robinson that the … [inappropriate] conduct with Defendant Long was justified by the Holy Scripture and ordained by God.”

Instead, Robinson claims Bishop Eddie Long intentionally, willfully, and systematically coerced young males into his alleged world only for his “own personal gratification”, not for the Bible. Robinson, in the complaint released to news, says that the Bishop had a pattern and practice well setup, funded by, and approved by the Church for “singling out” a select group of young male members.

Once picked, the males would get cars, cash, gifts, and trips. Yesterday LALATE revealed another plaintiff received a Mustang. Today, it’s revealed that Robinson got a brand new Chevy Malibu. He also got trips to beach resorts, various destinations including Turks and Caicos. And while Robinson claims he was turning to Long for celebration and support, all he got were advances. The examples asserted by Robinson include his birthday and the death of a friend.

First, for his 2008 birthday, Robinson says he accepted a birthday gift of a trip to Auckland, New Zealand. But instead, what he got once in New Zealand were advances and unwarranted relations from Bishop Eddie Long to get the boy into bed for relations. The Bishop succeeded, says Robinson. Once back home, Eddie Long that gave Robinson cash.

Second, in May 2010, Robinson lost his best friend in a tragic death. Robinson turned to Long for “spiritual and grief counseling”. Instead, he claims he got a Bishop only wanting to get him into bed yet again. This caused Robinson, a much older male now, to doubt his Bishop. Robinson this time was able to refuse the Bishop’s advances. But he was shocked.

“During the May 19, 2010 counseling session, Defendant Long attempted to engaged in … relations with Plaintiff Robinson. Defendant Long’s … advances in the immediate aftermath of the death of Plaintiff Robinson’s best friend caused Plaintiff Robinson great anger and anguish.”

Robinson soon thereafter found out about other males who incurred allegedly similar conduct.

He thereafter retained his attorney.

Bishop Eddie Long had denied any wrongdoing.

FOOTNOTE [1]

The age to be accountable for understanding and national 'voting' choices,

[Considered mature enough to 'decide and vote' whether to follow Moses, Joshua and Caleb and go into the promised land, or vote for 'No War', stay in the desert, and consider voting Moses out and having a new leader take them back to Egypt!]

Numbers 14:29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, Mfrom TWENTY years old and upward, which have murmured against me,

Numbers 32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from TWENTY years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:


The age to be accountable for paying annual taxes

Exodus 38:26 A bekah for every man, that is, half a shekel, after the shekel of the sanctuary, for every one that went to be numbered, from TWENTY years old and upward, for six hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty men.

Leviticus 27:3 And thy estimation shall be of the male from TWENTY years old even unto sixty years old, even thy estimation shall be fifty shekels of silver, after the shekel of the sanctuary.

[NOTE: Women favored, not required to pay anything when of full age, and only half of male tax when younger].


The age to be accountable for going to war for nation

Numbers 1:3 From TWENTY years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.

Numbers 1:45 So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from TWENTY years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel;

Numbers 26:2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from TWENTY years old and upward, throughout their fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel.


The age to be accountable and numbered as an Adult in Israel, able to speak and vote;

Numbers 1:18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from TWENTY years old and upward, by their polls.

Numbers 26:4 Take the sum of the people, from TWENTY years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.


The age to be accountable for Levites to do work of the Lord;

1 Chronicles 23:24 These were the sons of Levi after the house of their fathers; even the chief of the fathers, as they were counted by number of names by their polls, that did the work for the service of the house of the LORD, from the age of TWENTY years and upward.

1 Chronicles 23:27 For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from TWENTY years old and above:

Ezra 3:8 Now in the second year of their coming unto the house of God at Jerusalem, in the second month, began Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua the son of Jozadak, and the remnant of their brethren the priests and the Levites, and all they that were come out of the captivity unto Jerusalem; and appointed the Levites, from TWENTY years old and upward, to set forward the work of the house of the LORD.

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