Fourth Verse Same As The First… (A Hit Dog Hollers, Part 4) September 24, 2010Posted by Skippy in Gay and Lesbian Issues, Religion.
Tags: Eddie Long, hot ass mess, trainwrecks
I was telling a colleague today that I had no doubt that there would be another person coming forward to allege that serial douchebag Eddie Long had coerced sex from them.
A fourth young male member of Bishop Eddie Long’s megachurch says the prominent pastor coerced him into a sexual relationship.
A lawsuit was filed by Spencer LeGrande, a member of New Birth Charlotte. New Birth Charlotte is a satellite church run by Long in Charlotte, N.C. The lawsuit said Long told LeGrande “I will be your dad” and invited the 17-year-old to journey to Kenya with him in July 2005. LeGrande said that Long gave him a sleeping pill on that trip and that the two engaged in sexual acts.
The lawsuit claims Long convinced LeGrande that “engaging in a sexual relationship was a healthy component of his spiritual life,” the complaint said.
LeGrande, now 22, said the two continued their relationship on a February 2006 trip to South Africa and after he moved to Atlanta at Long’s encouragement. He said that Long also instructed him not to have girlfriends, but that he pulled away in the spring of 2009 after he became “disillusioned.” He moved back to Charlotte in October, it said.
Oh, I wish I had taken bets on that. I could’ve paid off some bills!
In other serial douchebag Eddie Long news, rumors are spreading that the serial douchebag will step down from being “pastor” at New Birth. From BlackVoices.com:
It has been reported that the Bishop Eddie Long is going to step down as pastor after his sermon set to be delivered on Sunday. Long is currently the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Atlanta. He was recently challenged by three young men who filed suit against the pastor for allegedly coercing them into sex.
There are also reports that as many as 30 young men have contacted the plaintiff’s attorney, BJ Bernstein, in an effort to file suits of their own or join the existing lawsuit.
Ok, did y’all peep that last sentence? Thirty men? Even if a few of these guys are lying, that’s still a LOT of men coming forward to say that the “pastor” had sexual contact with them. But let’s be real here: in the world of megachurches, with all those overinflated personalities and free-flowing money, do we really think that Long is the only so-called pastor to have abused his authority and power? I would lay good money that Long is not the only one out there. And he won’t be the last, so long as “churchfolk” continue to give up agency and authority to “pastors” and “bishops.”