Some articles that provide a wider context to the Eddie Long case:
It is, parishioners and observers say, a moment of undeniable crisis in the black church.
“The only person in the pantheon of black churches who is bigger than this is T.D. Jakes,” said Anthea Butler, a religion professor at the University of Pennsylvania who was among those flying down to Georgia. “And Atlanta is the epicenter of black church life. . . . It’s going to rock everything at the church, and people will really start to question these ministers.”
– Sex allegations roil black church community, Washington Post
Bishop Eddie Long case: Will it alter black church’s view of gays? (Christian Science Monitor)
The Black Church, Homophobia, and Pastor Eddie Long (Newsweek)
“Long is one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement.” (Southern Poverty Law Center)