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Eddie Long

Atlanta Megachurch Pastor Sued Over Alleged Ponzi Scheme

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion

(RNS) Atlanta megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long is facing a suit from former parishioners who say he encouraged them to invest in a company that was...

Bishop Charles Blake Reveals Mega Churches Political Impact and Social Responsibilities

Tanya Young Williams | Posted 09.04.2012 | Los Angeles
Tanya Young Williams

The jury is still out as to whether mega churches are good for our society or not. As a culture, we have learned that bigger isn't always better. Either way, mega churches, with their vast outreach, do have responsibilities to their communities, state and nation.

African Americans Must Shoulder Blame for Eddie Long

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 04.14.2012 | Black Voices
Morris W. O'Kelly

There has been no widespread public call within the African-American religious community demanding for Eddie Long to step down, be sat down or altogether shutdown.

Messianic Judaism Beyond The Eddie Long Debacle

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

The theological claims of contemporary Messianic Jews are a potent reminder to Christians that Jesus of Nazareth cannot be properly understood outside of his own Jewish identity and context.

Eddie Long Is Not A 'King'

Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D. | Posted 04.03.2012 | Religion
Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D.

The elevation of Long lifted in the chair by four men seems to have been borrowed from Jewish wedding festivities and has noting to do with coronation; there is no evidence of this practice among Israelite or Judean monarchs.

WATCH: KING Eddie Long????

Posted 04.02.2012 | Black Voices

Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of an Atlanta megachurch, has always been showy in his pulpit demeanor. But will the ever-defiant pastor soon don a c...

Herman Cain, Eddie Long and Powerful Black Men in the Pulpit

Dr. Boyce Watkins | Posted 02.04.2012 | Black Voices
Dr. Boyce Watkins

Both Herman Cain and Eddie Long are birds of a feather. Their narcissistic disregard for the pain they've caused so many others should perhaps force us to ask ourselves why we gave these men so much power.

Eddie Long To Take Leave Of Absence

Posted 02.03.2012 | Black Voices

Just days after his wife announced plans to file for divorce, Bishop Eddie Long, the embattled pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church near Atla...

The Religious Sex Abuse Epidemic

Roy Speckhardt | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion
Roy Speckhardt

Sexually repressive religions suffer numerous allegations of sexual abuse, which makes sense when you consider the effect that their scripture might have on normal sexual behavior.

Bernice King Leaving Eddie Long's Atlanta Megachurch

AP | ERRIN HAINES | Posted 07.31.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — The youngest daughter of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. says she is leaving an Atlanta megachurch where the pastor has bee...

Bishop Eddie Long Sexual Misconduct Lawsuit Resolved

AP/Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 07.27.2011 | Religion

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Eddie Long Trial Will Hit Light Switch At New Birth

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 07.15.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

There will be subpoenas for phone records, emails, financial records. Are you ready for this, New Birth? You had better be. The light switch is about to be flipped.

The Slow Yet Public Demise Of Bishop Eddie Long

Morris W. O'Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Morris W. O'Kelly

If you should happen upon Bishop Long standing on the corner of Peachtree St. in Atlanta with the obligatory "The End is Near" sign, don't laugh. From his perspective, he's probably right.

Mr. Lee Leaves Washington: Tail Interrupted

Michelle Schweiger Schecter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michelle Schweiger Schecter

There once was a rep named Chris Lee Whose bod none of us cared to see He showcased his pecs (More cut than Glenn Beck's) Guess he won't run for term ...

Invoking Dr. King, Charles Barkley Stands Strongly for LGBT Rights

Dave Zirin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Dave Zirin

I am always astounded by Charles Barkley. It's not just that the NBA Hall of Famer-turned-announcer speaks without a filter. It's that Barkley actually has something to say.

10 Good Lessons of This Decade

Randy Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Randy Miller

Here is my top-10 list of individuals, from Brett Favre to Dave Chappelle, who provided us with valuable lessons this decade.

How Spiritual Leaders Get Through What They're Going Through: Lie Or Leave

Iyanla Vanzant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Iyanla Vanzant

I'm still not clear or settled about the real issue in Bishop Long's case. Is it that a trusted spiritual leader has engaged in sexual misconduct? Or is it that he has been accused

No More Mr. Nice Gay: The Way New Homosexual Agenda

Mark Olmsted | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Mark Olmsted

Gays are tired of having our relationships threatened by the epidemic of straight divorce. Every 20 minutes, a neighbor or a sibling walks away from a lifetime vow to love and cherish. So I say, make divorce illegal.

Atlanta Bishop Accused Of Sexually Abusing Young Men Says He's Not Going Anywhere

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

LITHONIA, Ga. — A megachurch pastor accused of luring four young men into sexual relationships said Sunday that he won't be pulled into a street...

Man Vs. Message: What We Can Learn From The Eddie Long Story

Ryan Mack | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ryan Mack

Bishop Eddie Long's actions, as wrong as they could be or are, should not detract from his empowering messages.

Lessons From The Rev. Eddie Long Scandal: Some Historical Context

Wallace Best, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wallace Best, Ph.D.

To my mind, one of the most important lessons is this: If your pastor drives a Bentley and wears a watch with a value equivalent to your annual salary, it is time for you to find another church.

Bishop Bling And The Gay Fling: Rev. Eddie Long's Downfall

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Wayne Besen

It was obvious that Bishop Bling's goal was to create a smokescreen to obscure the alleged gay fling. His tactic was to cast himself as a victim of a cruel world that was out to get him.

Bishop Eddie Long Proves That Being Anti-Gay Is Still Most Reliable Gaydar (VIDEO)

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Hey Bishop Eddie Long, who knew you had such creep potential? You're anti-gay and are adamant that homos are destroying the fabric of society. Don't you know by now that all this translates to one thing?

The Eddie Long Scandal: Betraying The Memory Of MLK

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
David A. Love

Bishop Long and his supporters would maintain that his reputation is being dragged through the mud. But his reputation was already muddied via his homophobia and corrupt bling theology.

WATCH: Eddie Long's Alleged Victim Speaks

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Jamal Parris, 23, spoke on camera about the alleged sex crimes committed against him by Atlanta-area Bishop Eddie Long. ABC News reports that a journ...