Eddie Long cancels interview, news conference about sex scandal

Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Eddie Long, accused of coercing young men into sexual relationships, canceled a news conference and a radio show interview Thursday after a third suit was filed against him, his spokesman said.

Art Franklin told CNN on Wednesday the suits, which allege Long coerced young male church members into sex, are “a case of retaliation and a shakedown for money by men with some serious credibility issues.”

Atlanta pastor Eddie Long to respond to lawsuits

Eddie Long Atlanta-based megachurch pastor Eddie Long, accused of coercing young men into sexual relationships, will go on radio and make a statement Thursday following civil lawsuits a spokesman has termed a “shakedown” for money.

Long’s appearances will follow Wednesday’s filing of another lawsuit, in DeKalb County State Court. It was brought on behalf of Jamal Parris, now 23, who was a teenager at the time he joined Long’s church.

The suit, which claims Long encouraged Parris to call him “Daddy,” also names the church and a youth academy as defendants.

Men allege sexual coercion by prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long

Two Georgia men have filed suit claiming that prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long coerced them into sex.

The suits, filed Tuesday in DeKalb County, Georgia, allege that Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young male members and employees of his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex.

“Defendant Long has a pattern and practice of singling out a select group of young male church members and using his authority as Bishop over them to ultimately bring them to a point of engaging in a sexual relationship,” the suits allege.

Long is considered one of America’s top black preachers.

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The sin of false profits

Bishop Eddie Long shouldn’t count himself among the needy that his charity was created to help Bishop Eddie Long contends that a church can give alms to the poor and a Bentley to the pastor. The morality of Long’s driving a $350,000 luxury car and living in a $1.4 million six-bedroom, nine-bath mansion on 20 […]

Bishop’s charity generous to bishop

New Birth’s Eddie Long got $3 million In 1995, Bishop Eddie Long established a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity to help the needy and spread the gospel. But it was Long, leader of the largest church congregation in Georgia, who became the charity’s biggest beneficiary. The charity, Bishop Eddie Long Ministries Inc., provided him with at least […]
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