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 Eddie Long

Monday April 16, 2012
Eddie LongFraudRNB's Religion News Blog:
Ephren Taylor Former businessman Ephren Taylor, who describes himself as a ‘Social Capitalist,’ has been charged with fraud by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for an alleged $11 million Ponzi scheme that targeted socially conscious churchgoers.

Among the victims are members of Atlanta’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. They are suing their pastor, Eddie Long, for promoting Taylor’s scheme.

Saturday February 18, 2012
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
The divorce petition filed by Vanessa Long against Eddie Long, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, has been dismissed.

It is the second time in three months that Vanessa Long has called off plans to divorce the controversial preacher.

Monday February 6, 2012
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Eddie Long Megachurch pastor Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League over an incident in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and crowned “king.”

The stunt was the idea of visiting speaker ‘Rabbi’ Ralph Messer.

Thursday February 2, 2012
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Eddie Long The story of embattled megachurch pastor Eddie Long is growing ever stranger.

In a service last Sunday at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, in Atlanta, Georgia, a visiting ‘rabbi’ declared Long ‘king.’

Wednesday January 18, 2012
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Embattled megachurch pastor Eddie Long has returned to the pulpit.

He had taking a few weeks off from preaching after his wife of 21 years filed for divorce last December.

Monday December 5, 2011
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Eddie Long Eddie Long, head of one of America’s largest mega churches, announced Sunday he will take “time off” from the pulpit to work on his family.

The announcement came three days after his wife Vanessa filed for divorce.

Friday December 2, 2011
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Vanesssa and Eddie Long Vanessa Long, the wife of megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie Long, announced Friday she has filed for divorce.

Last fall, four young men accused Eddie Long, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, of coercing them into having sex.

Thursday October 20, 2011
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Eddie Long Eddie Long, the leader of one of the nation’s best-known megachurches, was accused in a civil lawsuit in Georgia of encouraging church members to invest in a scheme that promised 20% annual returns on safe investments but diverted their money to a failing company.

Friday August 26, 2011
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Eddie Long Controverisal megachurch pastor Eddie Long says he’s moving ahead with his ministry at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church and won’t discuss allegations of sexual misconduct made by four young men who were members of his congregation.

But two of the men now say they are writing a tell-all book about what they claim happened between them and the powerful pastor.

Friday May 27, 2011
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Eddie Long Sexual-misconduct lawsuits filed by four men against Georgia megachurch pastor Eddie Long have been settled, according to attorneys.

The lawsuits are expected to “be dismissed, with prejudice, by close of business tomorrow.”

Monday January 31, 2011
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Bishop Eddie Long, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, has made an unusual appeal on YouTube to an investment company on behalf of  several members who are facing financial hardships because of  investments  that went “sour.”

Saturday January 8, 2011
Benny HinnCreflo DollarEddie LongJoyce MeyerKenneth CopelandPaula WhiteProsperity TeachingTelevangelists:
Prosperity Gospel A three-year investigation into financial improprieties at six Christian ministries whose television preaching bankrolled leaders’ lavish lifestyles has concluded with the formation of an independent commission to look into the lack of accountability by tax-exempt religious groups.

The investigation report issued this week details the ministries’ luxury homes and cars, trips on private jets and expensive gifts, including two Rolls Royces that a third party reported was given to the Dollars as a gift from the church.

Friday December 10, 2010
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
Bishop Eddie Long, who is accused in civil lawsuits of inappropriate sexual relations with several young men in his mega-church said he has done nothing wrong. He even referred to himself as David and stated that he had five stones and had not used any of them.

Well I guess one of those stones meant seeking a settlement out of court with his accusers – which Long is trying to do right now, writes James Causey.

Tuesday November 2, 2010
Eddie Long:
Eddie Long Eddie Long, the megachurch pastor accused of luring four young men into sexual relationships categorically denied the allegations for the first time in a court filing Monday, saying he was only a mentor to the men who filed civil lawsuits against him.

Tuesday October 26, 2010
Eddie LongRNB's Religion News Blog:
A South Carolina pastor said he is getting death threats because he’s called for another church leader’s resignation.

Prophet H. Walker of True Light Pentecost has asked Bishop Eddie Long of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta to step down amid a sex scandal.

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