Lithonia

Bishop Eddie Long did not directly mention the accusations to thousands of cheering supporters during services at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia. But his remarks seemed directly addressed to his accusers. “In times of challenge, there are several things that come out. Your faith will be strengthened or weakened,” he said, to growing […]

Fox 5 Atlanta has released more footage from their interview with Jamal Parris, who has accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion. In the interview, he talks about his relationship with Bishop Eddie Long and the trips and gifts he was given. He also said, he began having sex with Bishop Eddie Long after he […]

Standing in the doorway of his Charlotte home, Spencer LeGrande told Channel 2 Action that he doesn’t harbor any hate, but that Bishop Eddie Long knows what really happened. LeGrande spoke for the first time Wednesday about the accusations facing Long who has been accused of coercing teenage church members into sex. LeGrande is the […]

Bishop Eddie Long spoke to his congregation again on Tuesday night, telling New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia 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. Watch WSB-TV’s coverage of the […]

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.” “I loved him,” Parris said. “I’m always going to […]

Getty Images / Amanda Edwards From 11 Alive News: A December 2004 march in downtown Atlanta called for a return to family values in the African American community, as defined by Eddie Long, leader of a Lithonia mega-church called New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Those values included straight marriages only — and denounced gay relationships. […]

Bishop TD Jakes of The Potter’s House megachurch in Dallas has addressed the sex abuse allegations against Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bishop Jakes addressed the allegations at a recent church service. While being careful not to pass judgment, Bishop Jakes led a prayer for the city of Atlanta and the […]

From the AJC.com: Standing before thousands of supportive congregants Sunday, embattled Bishop Eddie Long vowed to “vigorously” defend himself against the accusations of four young men who claim he coerced them into sex. “This thing I’m gonna fight,” he said. During two morning services, Long compared himself to the biblical David against Goliath, asserting, “I […]

This video, which doesn’t have a creation date was posted on YouTube yesterday. It was filmed in a classroom setting. Maurice Murray Robinson, and Anthony Flagg, the accusers of Bishop Eddie Long, repeatedly drop the “N” bomb, talk about girls and making it rain, all while tossing $5 bills into the air. Robinson and Flagg […]

Bishop Eddie L. Long maintained a consistent presence on Twitter and Facebook before sexual coercion charges were brought up against him on Tuesday, September 21st. But he’s been understandably absent from the social networks since then. On Thursday (September 24th), Bishop Long sent a message to his Facebook friends and Twitter followers that simply reads: […]

Sexual coercion accusations, such as the ones leveled at Bishop Eddie Long, can be difficult to prove in court, but cases have been won against other religious leaders, experts say. There must be proof that the religious leader compromised the will of his victim, said Atlanta attorney Lee Parks, who has represented people coerced into […]

Photos of Bishop Eddie Long on a cellphone, in his bathroom, were released by the attorney who is representing the three young men who have filed a lawsuit against the pastor claiming that he sexually abused them. Attorney BJ Bernstein released the two pictures in which the Bishop is dressed in a muscle shirt holding […]