Abuse charges aren’t Long’s first brush with controversy

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(RNS) Bishop Eddie Long was once best known as an Atlanta-area megachurch leader and internationally known religious broadcaster. Now there’s another title: Accused sex offender. As the Lithonia, Ga., pastor faces charges of using money and gifts to coerce young men into sexual relationships, experts say the man who built New Birth Missionary Baptist Church […]

  • Warren Watts

    It is so disappointing for a pastor to portray himself as Eddie Long does and has. He has forgotten when he gave his life to the Lord he made a sacrifice. The sacrifice is himself. It is not Eddie Long’s ministry, it is the Lord’s. God has a way of revealing what we do in the dark, and he will bring it to the light. If Eddie Long is not guilty then why not let the Lord fight this battle. We can do nothing without Christ and when we (I), do what we believe needs to be done it will not work. As a man of the Gospel, I am praying for all involved because whether they or I realize it or not this situation puts a damper on the church as a whole and the world is looking.