This man is Bishop Eddie Long. He is the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, a 'mega-church' (25,000 members) located in Lithonia, Georgia. Now, if you don't know who Bishop Long is, that's okay; alot of people don't. I know who he is because I'm a Christian. (For the record, there's going to be times where I say things that are going to make you question that previous statement, but trust and believe I know Christ. I love Jesus, so don't judge me) Now, back to Bishop Long. Recently, The Bishop has come under fire from some of his members and the media for his "alleged actions" with young children; some as young as 14. (The legal age of consent in Georgia is 16...unless it's your sister, then it's 12)
Here's the thing, according to Wikipedia One of the main focuses of Bishop Long was the anti-gay movement. Now, if you don't like gays, that's on you. I, for one, have no problem with them. But the Bishop is entitled to do and say whatever it is he wants..Unless he's going to be a hypocrite about it. Then, I get to be an asshole. Which is where I'm going it this, but I want to lay the groundwork and make all the facts known. The good Bishop isn't just some mealy mouthed pastor of your local church...Oh no... This man is well known both nationally, and internationally. He was hand selected, in 2006 to preside over the funeral of Coretta Scott-King, widow of civil rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. So hes kind of a big deal. Kinda....
Here's where it starts to get sticky...(no pun intended...well, maybe just a little one) Quoting Wikipedia,
"CNN has said "Long frequently denounces homosexual behavior." Long has ministered “homosexual cure” programs to recruit gays and lesbians for what he called “Sexual Re-orientation” conferences and his
church offers an ongoing “Out of the Wilderness” ministry to help convert homosexuals into heterosexuals. In 2004, Long led a march with Bernice King to the grave of her father, Martin Luther King, Jr. The march was a protest against same-sex marriage and in support of a national constitutional amendment to protect marriage "between one man and one woman." A 2007 article in the Southern Poverty Law Center's magazine called him "one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement."
Okay, still there? Good... Here's the issue I have, you claim to be a man of God, (And remember, I'm not here to judge) But really?!? What qualifies Bishop Long to "re-orientate" anyone? If Bishop Long was the choir director, we wouldn't even be having this conversation; better yet, if he was Eddie "the bus driver" Long, no one would care; but when you use your influence and title to get over on little boys, that makes it wrong. Now, I don't have a heaven nor a hell to put you in, and like I said, that's God's job and as we both know, I'm not qualified to do that. But I will say this, there's a lot of lines about this topic that I'm just not going to cross, due to my faith (yes, I left a lot unturned) but I will say this, what's done in the dark will surely come to light. You had an obligation and you
seemingly blew it (no pun intended on that one, seriously) You're not Bobby Jones. (the BET gospel host, not the golfer)
If you want to have gay sex, knock yourself out. Suck all the dick you want to, but A. Do it to children, and B. Don't be a hypocrite about it.That's not a good look....Look at Bobby...Sitting there and cheesing and grinning..You know why he's happy? Cause he just ordered some man-meat that's gonna be stopping by later on. You know why America doesn't care? Because we've known that Bobby likes ass for YEARS...It's no secret. He doesn't have to "come out and tell us" because we already
damn know.I guess the point I'm trying to make is if you wanna be gay, be gay. But don't be a hypocrite about it, be the choir director.
Deuces. Real Talk.