Bishop Eddie Long has passed away and he will soon be funeralized. However, Black church communities cannot bury his troubled past with him. The church—New Birth et al.—must reckon with the Goliath of child sexual abuse and rescue the true Davids, our children, from the perverse and death-dealing realities of molestation, incest and rape.
Three of the five young men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual abuse were well aware they risked losing their settlement money by speaking out about the case, and it now appears that Long and New Birth have set the wheels in motion for that to happen. According to the AJC, attorneys representing New […]
Bishop Eddie Long has released a statement in response to two of the men involved with the sexual misconduct case brought against the New Birth Missionary Baptist church pastor. As we previously reported, despite Long vowing to fight the chages the case was settled out of court for an undisclosed sum, but accusers Jamal Parris […]
Photo courtesy of WSB-TV For the first time since settling sex abuse lawsuits with Bishop Eddie Long, two of his accusers are speaking out about the case in an exclusive interview with WSB-TV. By speaking out about their alleged relationship with Long, Jamal Parris and Spencer LeGrande risk losing the unspecified money they were awarded […]
One of the four men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual misconduct — the first one to speak publicly about the allegation — was arrested this week in Miami on suspicion of being a drug dealer. Jamal Parris, 24, was driving a white 2011 BMW in Miami Beach Tuesday evening when a Florida Highway […]
Bishop Eddie Long spoke to his congregation again on Tuesday night, telling New Birth Missionary Baptist Church that the sexual abuse accusations he is facing is "spiritual warfare." While not acknowledging his accusers by name, Long gave a fiery sermon that had New Birth worshippers on their fight.
One of the men filing suit against Bishop Eddie Long has broken his silence. In an interview with Fox 5 Atlanta, Jamal Parris said Eddie Long “turned his back on us when he had no more need for us. That’s not a father, that’s a predator.”
Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Eddie Long has released a statement denying he had coerced young church members into sex, as alleged in three lawsuits filed against him. “I have been through storms and my faith has always sustained me,” said Long.