The power of any pastor over his or her parishioners is derived from their “calling” to minister the Gospel from God, or as some call it, the anointing by the Holy Spirit. But the role of a pastor — the Bible speaks to being a shepherd of a flock — also comes from the belief […]

A fourth man, Spencer LeGrande, is charging Bishop Eddie Long with sexual abuse, the Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting. Spencer LeGrande, named in a civil lawsuit filed Friday, claims he was 17 the first time the two had a sexual relationship while vacationing in Nairobi, Kenya. LeGrande, of Charlotte, N.C., alleges that the New Birth […]

Bossip is reporting Bishop Eddie Long will step down from the pulpit following services this upcoming Sunday. Bishop Eddie Long’s problems are continuing to mount (pun intended)! While so far the number of plaintiffs who’ve filed civil complaints against New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and it’s leader currently stands at three, BOSSIP sources tell us […]

In lieu of The Good Bishop Eddie Long’s recent homosexual borderline molestation accusations, I shall now attempt to revisit that post but using imagery and language that are more, ahem, palatable.

Bishop Eddie L. Long maintained a consistent presence on Twitter and Facebook before sexual coercion charges were brought up against him on Tuesday, September 21st. But he’s been understandably absent from the social networks since then. On Thursday (September 24th), Bishop Long sent a message to his Facebook friends and Twitter followers that simply reads: […]

Roland Martin talks with Craig Gillen, Bishop Eddie Long’s attorney about the lawsuits filed against Eddie Long. Bishop Long had agreed to appear on the Tom Joyner Morning Show but after a third lawsuit was filed on September 22, 2010, Long cancelled his scheduled interview with Roland Martin and press conference at the request of […]

Roland Martin talks to BJ Bernstein, the attorney for the two men who have filed a lawsuit against New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor, Bishop Eddie Long. In this particular lawsuit Bernstein details Bishop Long sexually coerced the two young men as well as other young men related to the church. Roland asks Bernstein when […]

Bishop Eddie Long scandal photos (pictures below), taken on a cellphone in his bathroom, were released by plaintiff’s attorney. Bishop Eddie Long’s scandal pictures don’t depict much, showing the Bishop fully clothed, and not validating any of the claims of the plaintiffs. Click here to view photos: Plaintiff’s attorney released the two pictures in which […]

Sexual coercion accusations, such as the ones leveled at Bishop Eddie Long, can be difficult to prove in court, but cases have been won against other religious leaders, experts say.

CNN and Good Morning America both ran pieces on the lawsuit, as did the local TV news shows.

CNN is reporting that two men have accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual abuse. Two Georgia men have filed suit claiming that prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex. The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male […]