<!-- --><style type="text/css">@import url(https://www.blogger.com/static/v1/v-css/navbar/3334278262-classic.css); div.b-mobile {display:none;} </style> </head><body><script type="text/javascript"> function setAttributeOnload(object, attribute, val) { if(window.addEventListener) { window.addEventListener('load', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }, false); } else { window.attachEvent('onload', function(){ object[attribute] = val; }); } } </script> <div id="navbar-iframe-container"></div> <script type="text/javascript" src="https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript"> gapi.load("gapi.iframes:gapi.iframes.style.bubble", function() { if (gapi.iframes && gapi.iframes.getContext) { gapi.iframes.getContext().openChild({ url: 'https://www.blogger.com/navbar.g?targetBlogID\x3d28749891\x26blogName\x3dLiving+Out+Loud+with+Darian\x26publishMode\x3dPUBLISH_MODE_BLOGSPOT\x26navbarType\x3dLIGHT\x26layoutType\x3dCLASSIC\x26searchRoot\x3dhttp://loldarian.blogspot.com/search\x26blogLocale\x3den_US\x26v\x3d2\x26homepageUrl\x3dhttp://loldarian.blogspot.com/\x26vt\x3d6004064978662927164', where: document.getElementById("navbar-iframe-container"), id: "navbar-iframe" }); } }); </script>
1 comments | Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CNN.com reports:

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.

A spokesman for Long told CNN on Wednesday that the allegations are "a case of retaliation and a shakedown for money by men with some serious credibility issues."

Long "categorically and adamantly denies these allegations," said spokesman Art Franklin.

"Defendant Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as Bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship," the suits allege.

See PDF of lawsuit filed by Maurice Robinson here.

See PDF filed by Anthony Flagg here.

A third lawsuit has also been filed as of Wednesday September, 22 2010.

Listen: My thoughts on Long's 'fall from grace' and his long history of homophobia on Da- Doo Dirty Show along with Rod McCullom and Nathan James below.

Who's Blogging About It?

Rod 2.0 VIDEO, REPORTS: Georgia Men Allege Emails, Texts and Photos with Anti-Gay Pastor Eddie Long

Pam's House Blend: The 'homosexual' world of alleged sexual predator Bishop Eddie Long: 'follow the master'

The Grio: Gay sex claims against Bishop Eddie Long rock gospel community

The Root: Bishop Eddie Long Sued by Two Men for Sexual Coercion

Sandra Rose: Audio: B.J. Bernstein, Eddie Long Spokesman Call Into Local Radio Morning Shows


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Oh, I was cleaning up my bookmarks and realized you were back to blogging here again. EXCELLENT. Anyhow, regardless how this will turn out, it is very disturbing on so many levels. Regardless of whether or not these allegations prove true, this is very harmful to the image of the church. Since the begining of time, people have relied on the church as a refuge, a place where you can go for unconditional love and acceptance. Whenever an unfavorable story airs about the church, the clery, it is eliminated as a source of help for those who might otherwise have no place else to turn. Though I know it's likely the only way, I just wish there was a better option for people to get justice when wronged. But unfortunately, using the media to shine a light on a someone believed to be evil seems to be the only way to get real justice these days.

September 23, 2010 6:42 AM


Post a Comment

<< Home