Bishop Eddie Long…can it really be true?

September 24, 2010 bsmith101
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I have been thinking about this all day.  Since last night, really.  Ever since my son called me to tell me this story it has been on my mind.

I really can’t begin to phantom any of  this.  I hardly know where to begin.  And it is not that I am soooooooo in love with Bishop Eddie Long.

The truth is I know little of  him really.

The first I ever saw him…he was part of  Bishop Paul Morton’s Full Gospel organization.  He had been one of  the speakers during one of the Full Gospel Convocations…him along with Bishop Larry Trotter, whom I really loved.  The man preached.

I guess that is the problem.

They can preach.  And many times we get so carried away with their ability to preach that everything else about them somehow gets around us.  Even when it is glaring at us.

We exalt people because of  theatrics…and their ability to spin ‘The Word.’

Clearly, charismatic…Eddie Long was and is a master at what he does, and has been doing.  I loved his ability to speak to the ‘everyday man.’  Whatever that may mean.

Well, it means to bridge through to the masses.  To have the ability to reach the man in the street in a way that is clear and understandable to him regarding God, how we should live, and what God desires of us.

I have no idea of whether or not these allegations are true.  But the truth of  the matter is this.  It does not look good.

No, it just does not look good at all.  And when these type of charges start emerging against anyone…they only get worst.

http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/09/22/national/main6890214.shtml

When the charges against the Priests in Massachusetts got started it was just 1 person.  Then it grew to more…and finally it ended up with more than 92 cases of  people claiming that they have be abused by the Priests in their Parishes.2ab-the-bishop-wifecover

In my book, THE BISHOP’S WIFE, I state that I have come to realize that it is not the Church which is under attack.  But God bringing some things  to light…or to our attention, if you will.

Though my book, THE BISHOP’S WIFE, is basically a fictional novel…at the rear of  the book I state some things which God has revealed to me.  Much of  which has to do with Pastors and ‘so-called’ religious leaders… mega churches… prosperity… women… etc…

This is not to say that I am talking against Bishop Long.  But one does have to wonder.  And because of our discerning spirit…or ‘supposed’ discerning spirit… somehow it rings as true.  As much as I would love not to believe it…something in my gut says-

“Its true.”

I recall the last time that  I watched Bishop Long’s broadcast on Streaming Faith…maybe a couple of months ago.  During that broadcast he took the time to bring out onto the stage…or pulpit…but at New Birth it seems more like a stage.  But anyways…he brought a young man out from the choir who he refered to as “1 of his spiritual sons.”

This young man was one of  the youth leaders of  Bishop Long’s church in Atlanta, who had recently won some type of  national recognition on “America Got Talent”…or something.  The boy…or young man stuck me as being possibly gay.  Or so I thought in the back of  my mind.

But then I am told by a friend that I am always calling somebody ‘gay.’

http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/09/21/robinson.complaint.pdf

But having been ‘gay’ and having lived in ‘the life’ for some more than 25 years…it is hard for me not to spot it no matter how closet-ted it may be.

Besides I am told that  ‘you can spot’  …whatever it is that you do…or used to do.  That is to say that an alcoholic can spot another alcoholic or an  ex-alcholic…or a drug addict another drug addict or ex-addit…even if  it might be difficult for someone else to pick up on certain things about them.

http://www.examiner.com/christian-tv-in-national/bishop-eddie-long-scandal-divorce-info-pastor-denies-2010-controversy-videos

In fact, that was not the first time that I had heard Bishop Long make mention of  his ‘spiritual sons,’  as these legal charges against Bishop Long are being brought against him by some of  his alleged past… possibly near-present ‘spiritual sons.’

I have also heard Bishop Long call Bishop T. D. Jakes his ‘spiritual father.’   Whom I am sure by this time has sought him out to assist him regarding this matter.

Just how much collateral damage these allegations will bring about is uncertain.  Sometimes just the sheer allegations are more than enough to make everyone run to the hills and dessert you.

UPDATE: Wednesday, June 22, 2011…  Nooooo, not so for Bishop Eddie Long’s congregation.  They are sticking by him…while Bishop Long has vowed to fight this to the very end.  Though I heard that maybe some negotiations have now taken place.  And maybe some paying off  may take place.

In searching over the internet for information on this story, I came across something on Bishop Trotter which shocked me.  It is the title to one of  his books….”My Wife, My Mistress, My B–ch or My Whore.”

This stuff  is too wild to even be fiction.  This is why we are informed in the Bible to put our trust in God only…and not man.    We can admire them…respect them… and give them honor as being our Pastors.  But at the end of  the day many of  them fall very short.

Another item on the radar is about Kim Burrell.

Has anyone heard this story?

Kim Burrell has left her church, Nelson Temple Church of  God in Christ, in Houston, to start her own church.  And has declared herself to be a ‘bishop.’

Kim’s church which she stated in a radio interview will be called ‘Love and Liberty Fellowship Church.’

It seems that Kim Burrell is determined to remain controversial.

There is definitely a war going on.View Bernadine Smith's profile on FiledBy

Perhaps, when the Bible said that ‘there would  be wars and rumors of  wars’… some of  the wars that it was referring to would not be as  traditional wars.  But perhaps some mighty great  ‘spiritual wars.’

One other note on Bishop Eddie Long…one could say that he was… and still is a ‘Preaching Icon.’  There are hardly any current Preachers who do not duplicate at least one thing or way that Bishop Long routinely says something.  Often now you can a Preacher or 2 saying “Look at me.”  Another Bishop Long line that is widely used by others is the word ‘scared’…Eddie Long’s way…‘skarrr-ed.’  Then there is…”I’m not afraid of  nobody in here.’  And the list goes on.

It will interesting to see  just how many of  these sayings survive this latest religious scandal.

UPDATE: On Bishop Eddie Longe saga…  What a shame.  It really sadden me… in regards to all parties.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/bishop-eddie-longs-wife-claimed-vicious-abuse-divorce/story?id=11765648

A 4th young man has levied accusations against Bishop Eddie Long.  When these kind of allegations come to light there are usually more.  The probably is… this.  When the door is open… as this door has been opened many more may come forward.  And it may or may not be true regarding all of  them… but the door is definitely open for more allegations to come.



http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://edition.cnn.com/video/us/2010/09/29/nr.long.accuser.cnn.640×360.jpg&imgrefurl=http://edition.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/09/29/georgia.pastor.sex.charges/&usg=__R2fUFoc3CEJsA5-749xgUI37HLE=&h=360&w=640&sz=59&hl=en&start=41&zoom=0&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=9psD7ysDUseNoM:&tbnh=77&tbnw=137&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dpictures%2Bof%2Bbishop%2Blong%2527s%2Baccusers%26start%3D40%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26ndsp%3D20%26tbs%3Disch:1

http://dimewars.com/Blog/Bishop-Eddie-Long-Sex-Scandal-Growing–Fourth-Man-Files-Suit.aspx?BlogID=37f8a64e-5beb-46e3-bd5a-7eeba000f503

One of the first things one has to believe is this.  Whenever someone states something about you …or says something about you…or that you said…or did which is not true… the natural and first response  from you is to call it a ‘lie.’  But this is yet to be said on the part of  Bishop Long.

http://www.christianpost.com/article/20100928/td-jakes-on-eddie-long-case-christians-should-just-pray/

UPDATE: Monday, October 24, 2011…Trouble upon trouble for Bishop Eddie Long.

http://elev8.com/news/orethawinston/new-birth-church-members-sue-bishop-eddie-long-video/

Well, hope that you are enjoying this weather.  For the past 2 days it has been very hot here.

Yesterday I went to our state fair.  I only go to eat the food.  I love fried dough…and the sausage with onions and green peppers…and mustard, of course.  I also can’t leave without buying a large fresh squeezed lemonade.  And the only thing I missed…was the mini donuts.

I just didn’t feel like walking that far to get  them.  Otherwise, they would have been had.  But after eating all of  what I had already bought…

Well, who had the energy?

But I am sure missing those mini donuts now.

Well, God bless…

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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lance Scurv  |  September 24, 2010 at 1:39 am

    There are just too many red flags that go up in this situation and because there are huge amounts of money floating around, WHO was going to upset the applecart! In my humble opinion, this is BIGGER than it appears to be due to the fact that SOMEONE knew something about it and said nothing!

    Read my complete take on it here:

    http://www.lancescurv.com/the-pastor-eddie-long-freakshow-legitimate-sex-scandal-or-an-opportunistic-money-shakedown/

    Lance Scurv

    “America’s Most Outspoken Artist”

    • 2. bsmith101  |  September 24, 2010 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Lance, you are probably right. This may well be bigger than any of ‘us’ can now imagine. There is plenty of money involved…undoubtedly. When you give cars and lavish folks with all kinds of trinkets, and money… when you start saying ‘no’…or ‘enough’… or maybe…‘I don’t want you any more’… then the sky starts caving in.

      It is the classical problem of exposing yourself to all the wrong people.

      It is a very sad situation.

      Thanks for your comment, Lance.

  • 3. mpsixteen  |  September 26, 2010 at 9:26 am

    what happen to the days when the preacher would just bone and the sisters in the church. With 25,000 members its got to be some sexy sisters at that church.

    • 4. bsmith101  |  September 26, 2010 at 10:00 am

      I thank you for commenting. But it could have been said a bit more nicely.

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