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Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Christian Academy Closes

Posted 12.28.2011 | Black Voices

More than 200 Georgia students are in search of a new school following the announcement of New Birth Christian Academy closing its doors after 18 year...

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...

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

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.

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.

Bishop Eddie Long: A Wolf In Chic Clothing? (PHOTOS)

Zandile Blay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Zandile Blay

I'm just a fashion editor. And while we may not be the first to spot a good liar, we sure can spot good style. And no one, but no one, makes a stronger style statement than Bishop Eddie Long.

Long Denies 'False Allegations,' Plans To Address Church

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long has decried the "false allegations" lodged against hi...

Eddie Long's Youth Academy Preached Sexual Control

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — Bishop Eddie Long's boys' academy guided teens through their "masculine journey" with lessons on financial discipline and sexual contr...

4th Male Parishioner Levels Sex Abuse Charges Against Atlanta Bishop

AP | GREG BLUESTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — A fourth young male member of Bishop Eddie Long's megachurch is suing the prominent pastor, claiming Long coerced him into a sexual re...

Bishop Eddie Long Scandal: Parishioners Back Bishop (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

Members of Bishop Eddie Long's 30,000-strong congregation spoke out today in favor of Long amidst a sex scandal, calling the allegations false, CBS Ne...

Eddie Long, Atlanta Bishop, Accused Of Sexual Abuse By Male Parishioners

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

ATLANTA — The prominent pastor of a 25,000-member megachurch near Atlanta denies allegations in a lawsuit that he coerced two young men from the...

Harms of Anti-Gay Rhetoric Lost as Media Fixates on Bishop Eddie Long Scandal

Rashad Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Rashad Robinson

There's a problem with the media's coverage of Georgia-based megachurch Bishop Eddie Long.