Bishop Eddie Long HOMOSEXUALITY - SIGNS Along the Way
Bishop Eddie Long is currently facing three lawsuits by young men accusing him of sexually coercing them in their teens
THE CHARGES BY THE FIRST TWO:
According to CNN.com: “Two Georgia men have filed a lawsuit claiming that prominent Atlanta, Georgia, pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex. The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex.
The pastor took one plaintiff, Anthony Flagg, 21, on overnight trips to a half-dozen American cities in recent years, Flagg’s suit alleges. ‘Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with plaintiff Flagg including kissing, massaging, masturbating of plaintiff Flagg by defendant Long and oral sexual contact,’ the suit says.
Long took the other plaintiff, Maurice Murray Robinson, 20, to Auckland, New Zealand, in October 2008 for his 18th birthday and engaged in oral sex with him, Robinson’s suit alleges. Long frequently denounces homosexual behavior. A 2007 article in the Southern Poverty Law Center’s magazine called him ‘one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.’”
 Was anyone concerned when Bishop Eddie Long . . . an aging Nationally famous pastor of perhaps the largest African American church in the USA . . . began to
> > git rid of his suits and ties,
> > wearing skin-tight-TEE-SHIRTS instead,
> > while preaching on global television?
* * What message was he communicating?
 Did any body notice when Bishop Eddie Long - an aging Nationally famous pastor of of perhaps the largest African American church in the USA - WITHOUT a decent body-covering robe like many ministers have worn for centuries, . . .
. . . WITHOUT even a suit and tie, as even Leno, Letterman, the comic newscasters and many college basketball coaches wear to show respect . . .
. . . WITHOUT even a long-sleeved shirt - the ministers for many generations would not even work in their back yard with bare skin of arms exposed . . .
. . . in his skin tight TEE-SHIRTS (some informants say he even wore PINK TEE-SHIRTS at times!) . . .
. . . with his arms "freshly pumped" - attending member informants say . . .
. . . decked with jewels like Hollywood star MR. T!
[In fact, the PINK TIES and KERCHIEFS should have been left to Mrs. Long! SEE . . . ]
 Did anyone think Bishop Eddie Long was making his body the message when he refused to stand BEHIND the "Sacred Pulpit" as ministers have done for thousands of years (See Nehemiah, 500 BC)
. . . choosing instead to "strut his stuff" like a Las Vegas stage performer? (so say his member informants)?
 Did Mr. PRO-GAY MAN-BOY-SEX Long's Deacons and Elders NOT see these aberrations?
Did the Deacons and Elders notice Drs. Tony Evans, Fred Price and Charles Blake DO NOT do these things?
Did the Deacons and Elders notice D. James Kennedy and Robert Schuller NEVER did these things?
 Even Tiger Woods was "discreet" - on a gold course! "Ready Eddie" was the furthest thing from discreet - when preaching the gospel! IN fact, he was disgusting!
 Did the Deacons and Elders think it was normal to
> Have a teen boy (looking and acting more like a girl than a male) as his personal attendant - isn't this what a wife is?
> Have teen boy-girls flying the country with him, leaving his wife home alone?
> Do the Deacons and elders have little girl-boys flying with them everywhere they go for nude massages?
> For Mt. Long to shower these boy-girl groupies all manner of expensive gifts?
> > > Brother Deacons' and Elders: You are elected OVER-SEERS by the hard-working, tithe-giving, faithful members of New Birth Church: WERE YOU DOING YOUR JOB?
 Did the Deacons and Elders NOT notice Mr. Long agreed to meet with Soulforce, a gay Christian lobby organization, at his church in 2008. Long's epiphany went no further than the one meeting and a pithy statement from him that there were "things about homosexuality that he was willing to learn."
 There have been Eddie Long Gay rumors for years, and he STILL was not careful to quench them "IF" they were false!
New Birth Deacons' and Elders:
It seems you have erred greatly in your responsibility before god and to your members.
You have an opportunity to redeem yourself, and save the great ministry that is the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church!
The Third Lawsuit
ATLANTA (LALATE) – The Bishop Eddie Long scandal (photos below) used Church funds to buy the men cars and jewelry, claims plaintiff Jamal Parris’ lawsuit. Bishop Eddie Long’s scandal took a new form yesterday as Jamal Parris filed his own lawsuit, the second against Eddie Long, in which Paris claims that Eddie Long abused his authority as a spiritual leader to entice young men that he individually selected all for his personal gratification. Planes, cars, jewelery, were all said to have been given to the plaintiffs by Long, claims Parris, during his alleged pursuit of the young men. Eddie Long, claims Parris, used multiple alleged avenues to get what he wanted.
First, Parris claims that Long used his spiritual authority as Bishop and leader of Defendant’ ministries “to coerce” a specific, finite, group of “certain” young male members of the Church congregation and employees of the ministry. Long would allegedly engage in relations and recast those alleged events as appropriate under the Scriptures. “Defendant Long typically engages in private spiritual ceremony described as a “covenant” between himself and each young Spiritual Son (“The Covenant Ceremony”).”
Bishop Eddie Long Pictures Released by Plaintiff’s AttorneyBishop Eddie Long Photo 1Bishop Eddie Long Photo 2
Thursday news learned that the this select group of men were publicly often seen among the congregation. “Many of the Defendant Long’s victims are known throughout the Church as Spiritual Sons of Defendant Long.” But what allegedly happened behind closed doors was not known by most, claims the suit.
Plaintiffs: Jamal Parris, Maurice Robinson and Anthony FlaggEddie Long Plaintiffs Photos 1Eddie Long Plaintiffs Photos 2Eddie Long Plaintiffs Photos 3
Parris claims it started with Long selecting his alleged prey. “Defendant Long has a patter and practice of signaling out a select group of young male church members.” Parris claims that Long would continually use his clerical authority as bishop “over them” until he was allegedly “ultimately [able to] bring them to a point of engaging in [relations].” In the end, his alleged coercion culminated in “engaging in [intimate relations] and relationships for his own personal … gratification” at the expense of church funds, claims Parris.
Second, Parris claims Long would would use terms like son, and ask to be referred to as “daddy” or “master” as part of his plan.
Third, Parris claims that, while having such relations, Long would claim he would also be protecting them. “The Covenant Ceremony includes an exchange of vows and assurances by Defendant Long that he will forever protect the young man from harm by anyone.”
Fourth, Parris claims Defendant Long allegedly even purchased for the males elaborate gifts with church funds. “Defendant Long uses monetary funds from the accounts of Defendant New Birth and Defendant Longfellows … to entice the chosen Spiritual Sons with cars, clothes, jewelry and electronics.” “Defendant Long’s Spiritual Sons are taken on public and private jets to U.S. and international destinations house in luxury hotels and given access to numerous celebrities including entertainment stars and politicians.”
Long’s attorney Craig Gillen said of the pictures today to V-103’s “Frank And Wanda Morning Show” “The photos don’t corroborate these charges. [Bishop Long] is a health advocate, he’s a weight lifter. He’s a fella, who’s gonna go to work and he’s gonna have on a muscle shirt. And you know he may show up in church in a muscle shirt. There’s nothing really in those photographs that seems to me corroborative of these allegations.”
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