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“Bishop Eddie Long case: Will it alter black church’s view of gays?

Bishop Eddie Long, one of the most powerful men in the black megachurch movement, faces allegations of taking sexual advantage of two teenage boys. In 2004, Long created a ministry to ‘deliver’ men from homosexuality.”

“In this Jan. 18, 2007 file photo, Bishop Eddie Long, of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, in Lithonia, Ga. gestures during an interview. This week, Mr. Long faces civil charges, which he has denied, that he took sexual advantage of two teenage boys from his congregation.”

Gene Blythe/AP/File

…says The Christian Science Monitor. Now another young man has also filed a lawsuit against Long. Could it be that they who condemn loudest of all, are all attacking themselves? They are calling this “sexual misconduct,” as if he had an affair with someone. This is something entirely different. If the allegations are true, this is abuse. It is also another tragic tale of the effects of religious condemnation and hate disguised as righteousness.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/2010/0922/Bishop-Eddie-Long-case-Will-it-alter-black-church-s-view-of-gays

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September 22, 2010 - Posted by | The Gay Me | , , , , ,

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