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2 comments | Monday, November 01, 2010

A small group of protesters including clergy filed onto the grounds of the Atlanta capital building on Sunday to demand the resignation of Bishop Eddie Long. The rally was held in response to four lawsuits against Long, in which former male members of New Birth accuse Long of manipulating them into sexual relationships.

WSBTV reports:

“You think we are going to roll over? You think we're not going to fight back ... Hell no,” said Bishop H. "Prophet" Walker from the True Light Pentecost Church in Spartanburg, S.C.

The rally’s six speakers discussed their beliefs on the immorality of homosexuality.

"Homosexual practice is always wrong. It doesn't matter if you practice it in public in San Francisco or in secretly as a church leader, Mr. long," said Peter Laberbera, President of Americans for Truth about Homosexuality.

One of the speakers and organizers was Dallas radio talk show host Reuben Armstrong. He authored “Snakes In The Pulpit,” a book that accused Long of homosexuality three years ago.

“I would equate Bishop Long to Jim Jones, I would not be surprised if his followers didn't drink the Kool-Aid this morning,” Armstrong said. “I’m going to end today, Bishop Long, if it don’t fit, you must quit."

Armstrong has also called for Long to be administered an HIV test. It's apparent, at least to me, that this "protest" was merely an opportunity for these relatively unknown ministers (with Porno Pete Laberbera being the exception) to have their 15 minutes of fame by publicly condemning Long and railing against homosexuality. Part two of the Eddie Long scandal is coming but this sure isn't it.

Watch WSBTV's video report here.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

While I can get with them asking Long to step down..I can’t get past how ignorant these people are.. I wish people would recognize that these allegations about Long has little to do with homosexuality…If he did in fact sleep with those BOYS that’s actually pedophilia..Be clear..There is a difference!


November 01, 2010 12:37 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

What Long allegedly did is totally wrong but the age of consent in Georgia is 16. If he had sex with the "boys" when they were 16 or older, he did not commit a crime.

Long is obviously a hypocrite and a vicious homophobe. But he has not been accused of a crime related to any alleged sex acts with the "boys". At least not yet.

The case against Long is a CIVIL case, not a CRIMINAL case. The attorney for the "boys" has clearly stated this.

November 03, 2010 7:09 AM


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