sexual abuse

Sexual abuse is a real issue right in our own neighborhoods. Canton Jones recognized the need to get involved, especially in his hometown of Atlanta,…

MSNBC pundit Goldie Taylor opened up and told her own story of sexual abuse on Twitter after the Penn State molestation scandal broke. The Atlanta-based Taylor said she felt ashamed that she never had the courage to speak up earlier. See Also: Bradley Cooper Named Sexiest Man In The World See Also: Black Travel: Visit Martha’s Vineyard […]

Bishop Eddie Long addressed his followers at New Birth Missionary Church on Easter and gave a “cryptic” message to the four young men who claimed they had sexual relationships with him, according to WSBTV. Throughout his sermons he appeared to have a message for his accusers. “You ain’t messin’ with me. I shall rise again […]

The Nov/Dec issue of faith-based glossy Gospel Today is catching flack from some of its subscribers who take issue with Bishop Eddie Long being featured on its cover. With a headline that reads: “Bishop Eddie Long At The Center of The Scandal That Rocked The Church World;” the magazine is being accused of downplaying the […]

A Catholic priest, facing criminal charges and a lawsuit alleging that he sexually abused a teenage boy, is now charged with attempting to hire someone to kill the youth. The Rev. John M. Fiala was in the Dallas County, Texas, jail on Tuesday, charged with one count of criminal solicitation to commit capital murder, according […]

From the AJC.com: A status conference hearing was held Friday in DeKalb County State Court on several lawsuits filed against Bishop Eddie Long, alleging he used his influence, trips and gifts to coerce four young men into having sex. Lawyers for both sides met with Judge Johnny Panos and tentatively set February for a mediation […]

The AJC is reporting that the pastor of a small church in Spartanburg, South Carolina is planning a rally at the state Capitol in Atlanta at the end of the month to demand the resignation of Bishop Eddie Long. Bishop Prophet H. Walker of True Light Pentecost Church in Spartanburg called Long a “bad influence […]

A Billboard in Atlanta featuring Bishop Eddie Long and the words, “Love Like Him, Live Like Him, Lead Like Him” is causing controversy. The billboard, located on University Avenue near the I75/I85 connector, has been there since around April of this year. Long’s Church, New Birth Missionary Church has claimed that the words are referring […]

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 […]

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 […]