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Bishop Eddie Long Is Taking Some Time Off


Because his foundation is slowly crumbling right before his eyes and his family structure will no longer be his front. Below is the statement as reported on CNN:

Bishop Eddie Long, head of one of the nation’s largest mega-churches, announced Sunday he is “taking time off” to work on his family.

The announcement came three days after his wife Vanessa filed for divorce.

Although her husband’s church issued a statement later that same day saying she was withdrawing the divorce petition, Vanessa Long’s attorney said she was proceeding with the divorce.

Last spring, Long, head of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, settled a lawsuit filed by four young men who accused him of pressuring them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers and members of the congregation.

I don’t think Bishop Long’s family need to be worked on, I think it’s Bishop Long who has the problem. He’s determined to live in the closet and not fess up to his secret lifestyle of homosexuality and hypocrisy. Pride always comes before the fall!!!

Thanks to a loyal CEO blog reader (who shall remain anonymous) for the story tip.

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108 thoughts on “Bishop Eddie Long Is Taking Some Time Off

    1. why is the loyal reader annonymous Tra???? lol
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      cause it’s none of our business i guess. 🙂

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  1. “Thanks to a loyal CEO blog reader (who shall remain anonymous) for the story tip.”

    I thought we were all family? How come you didn’t throw out the name of your story source?

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  2. Good for “Bishop” Long’s wife for filing for divorce. Herman Cain’s wife should follow the former Mrs. Long’s lead and divorce her cheating, lying, hypocrite husband as well.

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  3. “Pride always comes before the fall!!!”

    “Yes Ms. Tracy and Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18

    your new layout is beautiful.

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  4. see without his wife, he feels exposed, he feel naked before the world because it states I’M GAY, ALL THOSE THINGS THOSE BOYS SAID I DID….I DID!!!!!!

    This nigga done dug his own grave.

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  5. “I have not stepped down, I have stepped up” is what he said to his congregation of dumb ass followers this morning before they all started screaming.

    It’s sad how those people really believe in him. He’s taking a lot of people to hell.

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  6. “I’m still your pastor. You’ll still receive my direction,” Long said Sunday. “You’ve given me some weeks to take care of some family business.”

    Mm hm….the shit is hitting the fan for him..I’m sure that first wife that he use to beat the shit out of is happy as hail.

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    1. “I’m still your pastor. You’ll still receive my direction,” Long said Sunday. “You’ve given me some weeks to take care of some family business.”

      Mm hm….the shit is hitting the fan for him..I’m sure that first wife that he use to beat the shit out of is happy as hail.
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      If a man can’t control his own family how can he control or run his own church?

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  7. Anthea Butler, a longtime New Birth observer and associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “It’s pretty clear from the payouts in the case, declining membership and divorce proceedings that something is wrong. Clearly it has shaken things up.”

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    1. Anthea Butler, a longtime New Birth observer and associate professor of religious studies at the University of Pennsylvania, said, “It’s pretty clear from the payouts in the case, declining membership and divorce proceedings that something is wrong. Clearly it has shaken things up.”
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      SLOWLY AND SURELY THAT NIGGA GOING DOWN! AH HA….GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY.

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      1. SLOWLY AND SURELY THAT NIGGA GOING DOWN! AH HA….GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY.
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        Or homosexual closet preachers living on the downlow dealing with hypocrisy out the ass. Before it’s all over, this man is gonna break watch! Either he’s gonna OFF himself or one of his family members gone break their silence.

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  8. Well, there is one thing for sure, GO­D knows the truth about the innocence or the guilt of Eddie Long. I do know if I was not guilty of something I was being accused of –there would be not one red cent paid to anyone!

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    1. Well, there is one thing for sure, GO­D knows the truth about the innocence or the guilt of Eddie Long. I do know if I was not guilty of something I was being accused of –there would be not one red cent paid to anyone!
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      But @Adam, he did pay so you do the math. smells like GUILT to me.

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    2. ADAM,
      If he didn’t do anything wrong then why did you have to settle out of court with these young men? if you are not guilty., it shouldn’t be an issue.

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  9. He must be taking time off to determine if he’s actually going to admit he’s gay instead of continueing to lie about his lifestyle­. His wife apparently is getting out before the accuser’s tell-all book comes out so she won’t be humiliated again. Meantime, this hypocrite still has his ‘followers­’ – poor souls. Some people will believe anything and spend their money for the deceit to continue. Sad

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  10. “But he that is greatest among you shall be your servant.” A narcissist­ic man is a stench in the Lord’s nostrils and has no place in the pulpit. “Pride goeth before destructio­n, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”

    Bishop Long is simply too full of himself to accept this truth, but God will take care of it., and I believe his is right now.

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  11. Its really sad people can’t see through people like this but yet they follow him like sheep and give him much of their money so he can live very well. This guy isn’t the first phoney and he won’t be the last till people wake up and see the real light.

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  12. Eddie Long is gay and dealing with a spirit of homosexuality and now that he’s been exposed he’s confused. Poor thang. I wonder how many people have distanced themselves from him?

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    1. Doesn’t this church have some kind of board of trustees that can fire this guy?
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      this motherfucker is the board! they can’t touch him, he’s the ruler of all at new birth.

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      1. Doesn’t this church have some kind of board of trustees that can fire this guy?
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        this motherfucker is the board! they can’t touch him, he’s the ruler of all at new birth.
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        There lies the problem! Many churches now days have the Pastor as the only one who can override the boards vote. Long should have resign and disappeared long time ago.

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  13. I would have a hard time standing in front of any congrgation knowing I BUTT fuck behind closed doors but appear holy and righteous on Sunday morning. I hope God beat the shit outta him because he’s a hypocrite.

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  14. “Christian­” PEOPLE everywhere !!! – drop your “Pastor Drug” & go to your Bibles already – FOR CRYING OUT LOUD – for without the in -depth understand­ing of the Word of God, you are the BLIND who are being led by the BLIND, and guess where you’ll end up ???

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  15. I SAY What is THIS WORLD COMING TO????????­??
    COACH’S, PROFESSORS­, TEACHERS, PASTERS, BUS DRIVERS & POLICE OFFICERS. WHO IN THE HELL ARE WE SUPPOSE TO TRUST? You ARE ALL PEOPLE OUR KIDS ARE SUPPOSE TO BE SAFE WITH & LOOK UP TO. WE put OUR TRUST IN YOU TO TEACH OUR KIDS & YOU ABBUSE THEM. This stays with them the REST OF THERE LIVES.

    ALL OF YOU SHOULD BE TOURTURED & PUT IN A CAGE. THESE KIDS ARE OUR FUTURE. WHAT IF IT WERE YOUR KIDS BEING ABUSED??? You have POWER SO YOU USE IT TO ABUSE INNOCENT CHILDREN.

    May you ALL ROT IN HELL.

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  16. Leave of absence???­?????? He needs to quite & REPENT if that’s possible. The shame of it all is the hoax his wife went along with when she KNEW the TRUTH. Now I’m sure she’s suffering for it.

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  17. He should step down. His behavior is unacceptab­le.
    BUT…….­…..he could not direct me anywhere.
    Those people in that church who still want to receive his direction, be careful of where he is leading you!

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  18. Eddie is just a hypocrite.­..out there proselytiz­ing against gays when he himself, is a big ole’ queen himself…he deserves to be “crucified­”…

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  19. Herman Cain might have helped Mrs. Long come to her decision. Guess she figured if Herman could hide a 13 year long affair, guess it’s reasonable that Eddie could have been “on the down low” with some of those church boys he liked to travel with. She smelled a rat, and decided to get rid of it. Good for her.

    Maybe she can give Gloria some tips.

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    1. Herman Cain might have helped Mrs. Long come to her decision. Guess she figured if Herman could hide a 13 year long affair, guess it’s reasonable that Eddie could have been “on the down low” with some of those church boys he liked to travel with. She smelled a rat, and decided to get rid of it. Good for her.

      Maybe she can give Gloria some tips.
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      Harlem, that woman knew her husband was a flamer long b4 this scandal broke. they been in a seperated state for a long time. trust me, he paid her to show up on Sunday mornings. I believe their whole marriage was front!

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    2. Herman Cain might have helped Mrs. Long come to her decision. Guess she figured if Herman could hide a 13 year long affair, guess it’s reasonable that Eddie could have been “on the down low” with some of those church boys he liked to travel with. She smelled a rat, and decided to get rid of it. Good for her.

      Maybe she can give Gloria some tips.
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      Harlem,
      Don’t be so naive, she KNEW !!!

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      1. Don’t be so naive, she KNEW !!!
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        I agree. The thing is: Why would she stay with a hypocrite? She could get 1/2 of his net worth and be gone. Is it like most women in their 60s/70s…­.staying just to stay? It has got to be a miserable life.

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    1. dude, just admit that you are gay and live your life…you must be hurting so much inside …SO SAD
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      Yes he does look like he’s hurting, looks like he’s been crying too. He can’t come out because it’s against everything he’s preached and it’s against the Word of God. Plus it would make the accusations by the (4) accusers out to be true! he’s fighting conflicting demons. In the end, the truth shall prevail and IMO, I think that is what he’s paying so much money$$ out to avoid.

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  20. Here is his (Eddie Long’s) whole/full statement Fam:

    “I’m going to take a little time off to work with my family,” Long said Sunday to a packed house at the televised service.

    “I do want you to know that this is, for me and my family, especially with me, one of the most difficult times and things I’ve had to face, and only because my strength, other than God, is in Miss Vanessa,” he said to huge applause.

    “And I want you to rest assured that I love her and she loves me. … In all the things that I’ve ever had to deal with and being pastor, my rock has been to be able to come home to a virtuous woman who always had peace in my house,” he said.

    “We’re going (to) work it out,” he said.

    He insisted that the two of them are not fighting, and that they are not mad at each other.

    Long said the situation is “not because of allegations” of sexual relationships last year and instead blamed the pressures of being a pastor’s wife.

    “It’s been very difficult to her, some of the things that she’s had to endure,” he said.

    The church issued a statement emphasizing that Long is not stepping down, and “will continue to be the senior pastor of New Birth.”

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    1. The Bible says: A wicked woman is given as a portion to a wicked man.

      Both her and him need to repent of their evil ways before destruction comes upon them…

      …as for that congregation, they are spiritually blind and have no understanding of the Bible or of anything spiritual.

      The Lord knows those that are His.

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    2. Saying what he is saying about his wife is for nought. The woman done said all she has to say and it’s “I want a divorce.” He might as well go on somewhere with all that extra stuff and sit his ass down!!

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    3. “Long said the situation is “not because of allegations” of sexual relationships last year and instead blamed the pressures of being a pastor’s wife.”

      That’s bullshit!!!! she’s been his wife for 21 years and now all of a sudden there’s pressure. the ministry has absolutely nothing to do with what goes on behind their closed doors. He’s made an absolute fool out of her and now she’s out! well I hope she is anyway.

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  21. Stepping down…Ste­pping up….What he should really do is Step Out….jus­t go…go deal with your “family business” and while youre at it….pray and ask God to help you.

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  22. is this guy and sandusky related?or they happen to have an appetite for young men.they each are in denial.as a man of god this guy gets an F……

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      1. I can’t seem to find the strength to care about this situation
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        Me either let his long suffering wife remain stupid!

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  23. she needs to divorce him and move on. I wouldn’t even know how to salvage a situation like this. It’s just too much for someone to handle. I hope she has peace and moves on.

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  24. Long’s publicist also said Mrs. Long’s divorce action was not related in any way with the sexual misconduct lawsuit filed by four men who were former members of the church.
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    Yeah…mmmmmkay…

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    1. @Fab, they must think that people are really dumb. So the fact that he was accused of sexual misconduct with SEVERAL young MEN had nothing to do with her decision? Really? Oh…

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  25. What is all of this confusion? God is not in that. The divorce is on & then off now on again? I don’t like to get in folks business but this is a hot mess. Really sad.

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  26. I can’t stand this man and I personally feel his wife should’ve left him a long time ago but I also understand sticking around a hopeless situation just to see if it does get better so I won’t judge her… him and the board of New Birth which allows him to still serve are a disgrace though

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  27. What Eddie Long did to those boys was and will never be considered a natural disaster -I will once again compare this to the city of Sodom and Gomorrah. God has given all that attended a chance to leave when they first heard of this man making a mockery out of the church. Much applause should be given to those that ran and didn’t look back; those that choose to stay will have to pay the consequences.

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    1. And you are never suppose to put all your faith in MAN…there lies the problem right there…they worshipped Eddie Long and not Jesus and that why Jesus has brought that church to its knees….

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  28. So did he do something to little boys or did he engage in adulterous homosexual affairs? I hate when stuff like this happens b/c it just feeds into the stereotype about black men in the church—smdh. I know about that divorce thing, divorce is hard for some people and you do go back and forth on it, she’s just being a person whose life is crashing down and unfortunately it’s happening for the world to see.

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    1. So did he do something to little boys or did he engage in adulterous homosexual affairs? I hate when stuff like this happens b/c it just feeds into the stereotype about black men in the church—smdh. I know about that divorce thing, divorce is hard for some people and you do go back and forth on it, she’s just being a person whose life is crashing down and unfortunately it’s happening for the world to see.
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      He had relations with young men who were still “young” but in the state of Georgia too old for him to be prosecuted for his actions. He was slick. He choose those who were too weak to fight him off and he knew that the sheep in his congregation would never think he would do something like that.

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  29. First off.. He shouldn’t even have a church to “take a leave from”. Where is the Deacon Board? Back in the day, the Deacon Board would shut the pastor down if he was living any kind of way. Eddie Long, should have been “sat’ down when this scandal began. Later he should have been replaced, so he could go back to basics of getting his life right w/God and getting things right w/his family, without having to run a church. This is crazy.

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    1. First off.. He shouldn’t even have a church to “take a leave from”. Where is the Deacon Board? Back in the day, the Deacon Board would shut the pastor down if he was living any kind of way. Eddie Long, should have been “sat’ down when this scandal began. Later he should have been replaced, so he could go back to basics of getting his life right w/God and getting things right w/his family, without having to run a church. This is crazy.
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      His church does not have a Deacon’s Board. I remember an article on Yahoo stating that he disbanded the board.

      In Baptist churches, YES, the Deacon Board is supposed to be the checks and balance for the Pastor. But a lot of these snakes in the grass have got “yes men” elected on the baord, sometimes wihtout the congregation voting, and there is no one to check him. It’s sad actually

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    2. First off.. He shouldn’t even have a church to “take a leave from”. Where is the Deacon Board? Back in the day, the Deacon Board would shut the pastor down if he was living any kind of way. Eddie Long, should have been “sat’ down when this scandal began. Later he should have been replaced, so he could go back to basics of getting his life right w/God and getting things right w/his family, without having to run a church. This is crazy.
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      PREACH*

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    3. First off.. He shouldn’t even have a church to “take a leave from”. Where is the Deacon Board? Back in the day, the Deacon Board would shut the pastor down if he was living any kind of way. Eddie Long, should have been “sat’ down when this scandal began. Later he should have been replaced, so he could go back to basics of getting his life right w/God and getting things right w/his family, without having to run a church. This is crazy.
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      Girrrrrl, you betta know it!

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    4. First off.. He shouldn’t even have a church to “take a leave from”. Where is the Deacon Board? Back in the day, the Deacon Board would shut the pastor down if he was living any kind of way. Eddie Long, should have been “sat’ down when this scandal began. Later he should have been replaced, so he could go back to basics of getting his life right w/God and getting things right w/his family, without having to run a church. This is crazy!!!
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      Pinky, the Deacon Board should not be limited to just Baptist Churches. The role of the Deacon is outlined in 1 Timothy and it has nothing to do with the denomination of the church. If more churches would stick to the Word of God and not their own rules, there wouldn’t be as many issues within the church to begin with.

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      1. Pinky, the Deacon Board should not be limited to just Baptist Churches. The role of the Deacon is outlined in 1 Timothy and it has nothing to do with the denomination of the church. If more churches would stick to the Word of God and not their own rules, there wouldn’t be as many issues within the church to begin with.
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        @Rezzie, please!!! some of these deacon boards are a damn mess!

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  30. I honestly could care less for this man, or his sham of a marriage. I just can’t bring myself to give a shit anymore. As long as he’s done messing with little boys booty holes *in my Katt Williams voice*, I have nothing else to say about this ‘man’

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  31. The members are to blame as well, they sat in this chruch going against what GOD actually taught, they knew things was so out of order, but yet they stayed because of the title, and riches of the world, I know a hole heap of folks over there, and my child is actually friends with the kids, Vanessa knew stuff was out of order as well and have for sometime now,the only ones need help are the kids, it’s sad when folks make excuses for these so called bishops, it’s a shame and disgraceful, the people that will be affected are the the ones that actually wanted to be saved, newbirth was a big mess, from day one, everything dont go on in GOD’s house but newbirth made an exception, that is why it had to fall, GOD aint pleased with this fooliness, and he aint in this church nor the so called followers of Eddie long, it just a shame, he has mad a mockery of GOD and now him and the fake members will suffer, but it aint gone stop there, there are many more to fall.

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  32. Some say Bishop Long can’t bounce back from this disgrace. I beg to differ. If he repents of his sins and comes forth and admits his guilt to his congregation and the public, he may actually be forgiven. After all, isn’t his church called “New Birth”? What better way than to be reborn and start anew. And the moral of this story is: it’s not good to play with God, ’cause he can and will show you up! Just my 2 cents.

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  33. I remember when the story broke I was upset with Long but more upset for the Christian church in general. It makes us as a whole look bad. I pray that his memebers still remember JESUS in all this, and know that Long is only human. What he did was wrong.

    But now I’m confused, but Yahoo sure did say yesterday that the divorce was back on. That was from her lawyers

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    1. I remember when the story broke I was upset with Long but more upset for the Christian church in general. It makes us as a whole look bad. I pray that his memebers still remember JESUS in all this, and know that Long is only human. What he did was wrong.

      But now I’m confused, but Yahoo sure did say yesterday that the divorce was back on. That was from her lawyers
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      @Lisa, there are some church folk who NEVER touch their Bibles and yet live off every word from the Pastor. So, when the pastor does something wrong either they blame the victim or loose their own faith, which was faith in man from the start and never in Jesus the Christ.

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      1. @Lisa, there are some church folk who NEVER touch their Bibles and yet live off every word from the Pastor. So, when the pastor does something wrong either they blame the victim or loose their own faith, which was faith in man from the start and never in Jesus the Christ.
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        Exactly !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SMH !!!!!!!!!!

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    1. The bottom line is, the boys were the victims, he took advantage of them and that was so wrong.
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      @ Gia, you’re right. The young men were victims. They were takin advantage of by a MAN in a postion of power, so I agree with that statement. You’re right again, the church is a business,but like any business, if the CEO, CFO, VP, EVP, SRVP, etc.. Is not doing their job or abusing their power, ummm, they are replaced. That didn’t happen here. Eddie Long tried to pay for the problem to go away and it didn’t. Now, like I said in another post, he should have left for the betterment of the church.

      I agree, a sheppred is supposed to lead his flock. He is also supposed to be “above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable” 1 Timothy 3:2. He is not. Therefore, he should step aside and let the church recover w/a new Pastor so they can get back to the business of God.

      The mindset of these so called pastors are getting caught out there doing things they shouldn’t be doing, becasue they forget that they are only a man. They take on a GOD complex and start believing the hype that they are the second coming of Jesus… Stop it !!!! Also, everyone including pastors are imperfect.. So, when you walk into a church, it’s imperfect… When people start to forget about their imprefections and become holier then thou, God will show up and shut them down, just like Eddie Long..

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      1. The mindset of these so called pastors are getting caught out there doing things they shouldn’t be doing, becasue they forget that they are only a man. They take on a GOD complex and start believing the hype that they are the second coming of Jesus… Stop it !!!! Also, everyone including pastors are imperfect.. So, when you walk into a church, it’s imperfect… When people start to forget about their imprefections and become holier then thou, God will show up and shut them down, just like Eddie Long…
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        @Keisha, you better PREACH Girl!!!!!! I know a few

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      2. Oh please, some of ya’ll only speaking cause Tracy popped up cosigning my comment. Back the hell up.

        Not you @Ebony.. 🙂

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  34. What Eddie Long did to those boys I will compare this to the city of Sodom and Gomorrah.
    God has given all that attended his church a chance to leave when they first heard of this man making a mockery out of the church. Much applause should be given to those that ran and didn’t look back; those that choose to stay will have to pay the consequences.

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  35. Coming out of lurkdom to add – The statement that was issued late Friday to say that Vanessa Long had withdrawn her petition was issued on New Birth letterhead…I think it was not her or her attorney’s doing. I think it was an attempt by the Church to make it appear as though she had changed her mind, when in fact she had not; which is why the last press statement issued, by her attorney, stated, “To avoid any undue confusion, Mrs. Long’s future statements, if any, will be issued through her attorneys.”

    Clearly the church was trying to manipulate the situation.

    As a former New Birth member, I ran as fast and as far as I could get away from this church. Still looking for a church home…but I haven’t lost my faith

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  36. Why continue to lead people when you are being dishonest? It shames the church, it shames the followers, and it shames him.

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  37. All false prophets please exit stage right!
    Yes – Bishop “trick ass” Eddie Long that’s YOU!
    You need to go permanently and don’t let the door hit you where the good Lords split you (Oops -he might like that after all.)…lol

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