Is Eddie Long Accuser Just A Thief In The Temple Out For Revenge?

- By Bossip Staff Categories: ChitChatter, Did You Know, Isn't He Married???

Newbirth's Bishop Eddie Long

With all the details we got yesterday, it seems like there’s more to the Eddie Long accusations than first reported.

In statements to the press, Art Franklin, spokeperson for Bishop Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church indicated that the Bishop’s accusers were in it for something more than justice.

“It’s really unfortunate these two men have decided to take this course of action,” Franklin told Ski. “The plaintiffs, these are not innocent victims. …I just caution people to consider the sources and their motives.”

On CNN, Franklin said the plaintiffs were motived by “retaliation” and called it “a shakedown for money.”

The younger of the two defendants suing Bishop Long has tried to get a little more from New Birth and its pastor before.

One plaintiff, 20-year-old Maurice Robinson, was arrested in June in connection with a burglary at the church.

This is the same defendant who traveled with Bishop Long to New Zealand for his 18th birthday. Two years before he brought forward his claims.

Meanwhile, high profile supporters of Bishop Long, who runs the largest Baptist church in the country, are making very non-committal statements of support.

Legendary Gospel singer and pastor Marvin Sapp posted his comments via his official Facebook page this morning.

For every1 who is ready 2 crucify Bishop Eddie Long or his Accusers I would like 2 remind u of Gal 6:1 n the King James. 1Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. This is were the church as a whole needs to be on this issue.

Atlanta morning show host Frank Ski, who has been attending New Birth for twelve years and lead a discussion about the scandal on the air this morning also stood by Bishop Long.

“It’s difficult for me because Bishop Long and I are very close,” he said. “I’m one of these people who’s really old school. When you’re a friend and I support you, I support you. Right now it’s allegations.”

Ski said the reaction he’s heard from fellow church members has been disbelief of the claims. But the reaction Ski’s gotten from the public at large has been far more mixed.

“It’s going to cause a lot of destruction in our community,” a caller told Ski. “I just hope it’s not true.”

Vodpod videos no longer available.

Which do you think will come first: a settlement, a dismissal of the suit or more alleged victims?

Source

Comments

  • Soul Touch

    Yes, it is just an allegation…and people are innocent until proven guilty.

    But considering previous criminal charges…I STILL BELIEVE IT!

    The spoke of ONE plantiffs possible motive (though I don’t see a connect, yeah he stole…maybe the kid is messed up), but what about the other? Is he just along for the ride? Come on now.

    And notice the ” non-committal statements of support” yeah, to me that reads they have their doubts in his innocence too.

    • Soul Touch

      CORRECTIONS

      THEY spoke of…

      don’t see a CONNECTION…

    • Well Alright...

      Another accuser, which would be number 3, just filed a civil suit in Dekalb Cty!!!

  • juliemango

    More alleged victims!!!

  • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

    LOOK AT THAT PIC …IT SCREAM FLAMING FLAMBOYANT FAG ….HE NOT ONE BIT INTERESTED IN HIS WIFE ,..SHE JUST A MOSES BEARD…HE GOT EYES FOR THAT YOUNG MEAT ,..THE ORGAN PLAYER ON THE FAR RIGHT WING OF THE CHURCH!!

    • dcgirl

      Glok, the pic speaks for itself. FLAMING … If you can’t see the forest for the trees, just look at the pic.

  • joyrptr

    More victims.

  • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

    IF YOU DONT BELIEVE OR CAN SEE THIS SWEET PASTOR IZ A “FRUIT OFFERING” BASKET CASE THEN YOU ARE TRULY A BLIND DEF AND DUMB SHEEP!!

  • SmittyT

    @Glok

    I see that. They gonna clean it up for him. Eddie Long will pay some money but they will sweep it under the rug for him…. You scratch our back (give a big a_s donation to the Boule), we’ll scratch your back (we’ll cover your tracks and make you look innocent). Everyone will come out the woodwork and defend him.

    • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

      EXACTLY ..THAT TOO AND THE FACT HE KNOWS THEY LIL SECRETS TOO…AND HE LOVES TO RUN HIS BIG FA.GGT MOUTH!

    • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

      YOU CANT MAKE A LIVING PIMPING AND USING THE MOST HIGH CHOSEN PPL..AND ESPECIALLY OUR INNOCENT YOUNG BLK MEN!

  • yvonne

    This is off topic, but did yall know benny hinn has hooked up with paula white(pastor) whiles separated, what in God’s name is going on?

  • LadyJNewYork

    Just shaking my head in disbelief!! Wow is all i have to say, oh my!! smh

  • ha ha

    ninja please, ya’ll know eddie ate those boys booties…back in the day Rev. James Clevland was the one who used to do this..always having boys at his home, but back then peeps didn’t put you on blast to the media, they just took their coins and ran with it..I think this is a secret society among Pastor/Bishop/Rev’s in the church community to see who can have and eat the most pretty boys booties.

    • PREACH!

      HELL YEAH!!!!

    • Sha

      yup…and bobby jones too.

  • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

    KIRK FRANKLIN, TD JAKES ..CREEP FO A DOLLA.. ALL THE BOOTLEG NI.GGRz WILL BE EXPOSED I PROMISE YOU THAT!

    • PREACH!

      Byron GAYge, KING Bernice, Donnie BOY, BOOBY Jones, and the list goes on and on….

    • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

      PREACH ON, PREACH ON GOT DAMMIT BOBBY JONES…BELZABUB IZ HARD AT WORK CORRUPTING OUR PPL!

    • Chillin

      And you know what the church foke will say if he is guilty. ” He Stumbled” and start singing We fall down and we Get up” and gay Mckirklen will lead that song. LOL…the rest of them gay jokers you talking about is nervous is hell now because they will have to get them punks they been messin with raises hahaha lol

    • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

      @ CHILLEN ..TRUE INDEED!

  • PG-13

    im thiking if the guy was caught stealing from the church and arrested just recently…what was it he was tryna steal…and if the boy was so close was there charges pressed? Why did the “relationship” turn bad? The atty for the boys just had a last email from May…that’s about when he tried to steal from the church right? hmmmm….to be continued…

  • Why are you surprised... have you learned nothing in your time here on this Planet?

    More victims and settlements

  • Keep it Real

    Religion is man’s way of explaining his existence and his relationship with a higher being (God). Religion for the most part is fictional and the fables or stories of a religion should not be taken literally. However, to outright reject all the teachings of religion is a mistake in my opinion. It can be helpful and motivational. Religion is currently and has been used since the beginning of time as way to control the mazzes and maintain order within a community and country. The laws of every country in the world are based on the earlier religious laws of that country. Anything controlled by man interpreted by man will be used and abused by some men to further their own agenda.

    Separate your belief in God from your belief in any one particular religion. You can then accept the teaching of every religion if those teachings are helpful to you, in some way, in your life.

    • Chillin

      That is right on the money Keep it Real. And you know what the church foke will say if he is guilty. ” He Stumbled” and start singing We fall down and we Get up” and gay Mckirklen will lead that song. LOL

    • dcgirl

      Well said and so true. I believe in God — not religion. Most of it is pagan based. As for Bishop Long, time will tell all things. I agree that the young men would not have put their lives and reputations at stake to contrive this story. I enjoyed your post. Please share more because it ain’t nothing but the truth.

    • CJ

      Can you name your source KIT?

    • Peace

      AMEN AMEN!!! Tho, I’m waiting for the ACTUAL evidence to make up my mind about whether he actually did this or not. Either way, I’m not his judge.

      HI SOUL TOUCH!!!!!

    • Peace

      @DC Girl

      Question: What is a Pagan, and what do you mean most are Pagan based?

    • Sha

      well said

    • mike

      WELL SAID !

  • Cougar_Lover

    them dang preachers do more dirt than most im tryna tell ya. either they cutting a fallen, vulnerable sister who came to him in confidence or they going on expensive vacations and can’t help nobody with the light bills. or they cutting the dl youth pastor and condemning him in front of everybody at the same time lmao…

  • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

    THIS WHERE I BLAME YOU BLK WOMAN ..YOU STAY WITH YOUR GAYDAR ON …YOU MEAN YOU SIT YOUR FASHIONABLE AZZ IN THEM PEWS AND CANT SPOT THE FLAMMES COMING OUT HIS SUN- WORSHIP DAY SERMONS …YOU KEPT HIM IN SERVICE…OF SATAN..CANT BLAME US BLK MEN CUZ WE DONT GO IN THAT SHIT…..YOU EVEN GAVE HIM YOUR LAST HARD EARNED DOLLA ..BETCHA THIS GREEDY FA.GGT HAVE A ATM IN THE LOBBY!

    • Miami Chick

      If I remember correctly he has 2 ATM machines.

      My friend’s funeral was at his church years ago, I saw the ATM and knew this ninja wasn’t nothing but an upscale pimp.

      I’m glad his a** has finally been outed.

  • HaveAnOpinionBoutEverything

    yall some funny ppl!!!

  • msnikkibaby

    I read the court papers and I truly believe that it’s all true, and I hope he get’s prison time, for using Gods word to commit such horrible crimes. I see no justification in buying these young men car’s and taking them on all these trips, if it wasn’t romance involved and what he did was prey on a certain type of child, with a troubled home or single mother. He did it and I hope all of the boys he did it to start to come forward trust me he’s a old sissy, and they were not his 1st time at the rodeo!

  • Chillin

    That is right on the money Keep it Real. And you know what the church foke will say if he is guilty. ” He Stumbled” and start singing We fall down and we Get up” and gay Mckirklen will lead that song. LOL

  • Miko

    GOD BLESS MY PASTOR, Bishop Eddie Long. May GOD keep him ALWAYS.

    • http://logicvigilante.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/kanyewestentourage1.jpg Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators

      @Miko

      Can you do us a BIG favor and tell us what the pastor talks about on Sunday???

      Me and I’m quite sure a lot of others would be very interested in hearing what this sermon will be about…

      Thanks in advance…

      *Oh yeah, get there early and don’t go out to the club the night before like you normally do…

  • http://logicvigilante.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/kanyewestentourage1.jpg Slide Like a Fresh Pair of Gators

    This saddens me😦

    A LOT of people look(ed) up to that man… And that ministry means a lot to a number of people in our community especially in the Southeast Region of the U.S….

    SMH, people are out there trying to get their lives right & become better human beings and do what they believe to be right in the sight of the Lord…

    I nice reminder to NEVER put too much “faith” in man…

    Sad…

    • Soul Touch

      @Slide

      You’re right, it is sad. Those that are faithful, I hope they stay strong…but you made a great point “NEVER put too much “faith” in man…” My mother always said to never put anything past anyone.

  • rsao1980

    He is looking might sweet in that picture above and other pictures I have seen. I don’t find this hard to believe at all. So many snakes and false prophets, especially in ATL.

  • notunderstatandingthis

    dang glok… you went hard then on black women….. but you might be right…lolol

    • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

      WHO ELSE IZ KEEPING THIS CREEP IN THE CHURCH BLK WOMAN AND I BET IT WAS ONE OF THEY SONS …YOU DONT NEED NO STATS!

  • http://facebook.com/enidwalton thunderkitty

    Co-sign w Keep it Real…

  • Glok....My lifestyle be Closed Captioned !!!

    WHAT HOLIDAY PAST IN HIS CHURCH,…1ST FRUITS DAY!???

  • Matix B

    My former pastor faqed a girl in our congregation ousted her from the church and forced her to abort their love child. I asked for my tithes back.

    • LadyJNewYork

      Did you get your tithes back? LOL

1 2 3 5
blog comments powered by Disqus