Bishop Eddie Long: Atlanta Pastor Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

September 22, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long, a well-known Atlanta pastor is being accused of using his position of authority to coerce men into sexual relationships. Find out what the lawsuit states here, and see related photos and video below.

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Two separate lawsuits have been filed in DeKalb County, Georgia with fiery accusations against a bishop at the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. The men, both members of the flock, claim that he used his power at the church to eventually “bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship.”

Naturally one of his representatives said that the lawsuit is nothing but an attempted “shakedown for money,” and even attacked the credibility of his accusers.

The suit details how Bishop Eddie Long allegedly groomed the two men into committing sexual acts. CNN provided a few quotations from the legal docs. One of the men claims that “Long shared a bedroom and engaged in intimate sexual contact with (him) including kissing, massaging, masturbating of (the) plaintiff by defendant Long and oral sexual contact…”

The Atlanta pastor, who vocally opposes the homosexual life style is somewhat of a celebrity on the national Christian scene. According to the suit, the two men were members of a program called Spiritual Sons, which afforded them the luxury of traveling on private jets, and meeting famous people.

Long’s attorneys will no doubt point to the spotted past of one of the plaintiffs. A few months ago, one of the men was arrested for allegedly burglarizing Long’s office. But attorney B.J. Bernstein says the thefts were an attempt to get back at the Bishop for manipulating him into the alleged inappropriate relationship.

This one will no doubt get very ugly. Get more on the story here.

Check out some photos and video related to Bishop Eddie Long, the Atlanta pastor accused of sexual misconduct below.

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4 Responses to “Bishop Eddie Long: Atlanta Pastor Accused Of Sexual Misconduct”

  1. 1
    Stacy Says:

    Wow- messy indeed. I hope they get to the bottom of this one quick.

  2. 2
    Miriam Says:

    Is such a disgrace, for people a his church

  3. 3
    What4ish Says:

    IF Bishop did what he did with the young boys and those boys are the above age of consent , then how is the Bishop still in trouble?

  4. 4
    What4ish Says:

    I have another question. How can a grown man make another grown man have sex if the other grown man does not want to? This does not make sense to me at all. I just do not understand. I am tring to underderstand.