EOTM Radio Hosts sound off on the Bishop Eddie Long Sex Abuse Scandal
By: Carla B
EOTM opens up the phone lines and chats with the listeners about the Bishop Eddie Longs Sex Abuse Scandal. Quote by Long: “I am not going to try this case in the media, it will be tried in the court of justice and decided in the court of justice. Please hear this: I’ve been accused. I’m under attack. I want you to know as I said earlier I am not a perfect man. … But this thing I’m going to fight. I feel like David against Goliath, but I’ve got five rocks and I haven’t thrown one yet.” ***Chime in and voice your opinion. This will be a constructive, open community forum. Studio Line – 718-664-6543 – Click here to listen.
EXCLUSIVE: Bishop Eddie Long Accuser Jamal Parris Speaks Out – 9/28/10
Rahn Anthoni of EOTM was @ New Birth on Sunday September 26th for Bishop Eddie Longs Press Conference and Sunday Morning Services
Bishop Eddie Long right after press conference
By Rahn Anthoni
September 26, 2010 — It was a somber day in Atlanta and not because of the rain, a church was in mourning and their Pastor was being accused of sexual abuse, unthinkable in Black churches or some would like to believe. As I drove up the enormous parking lot of New Birth I noticed the streets lined with media tents. Upon entering the doors of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church I noticed what looked to be about 10, 000 parishioners and media.
The congregation was uplifting the name of Jesus. The spirits were high; the choir was singing and praising the Lord. I was ushered to the second floor to be seated considering the downstairs was already filled. The music was wonderful, the choir was singing their hearts out and people were dancing all over the place.
The speaker began to take up a collection for an organization out of Africa to help families with Aids/HIV. That was a touching part of the service. Bernice King said a few words just before the Pastor came in. As the choir sang, Bishop Eddie Long entered the pulpit. The congregation went wild. They were yelling, screaming and praising the Lord as he made it up to the mic.
Bishop Long thanked the congregation and visitors as if he was making it known that he knew it was people at the service that only came to see and hear what he had to say. As he was talking people were yelling..”I love you Bishop, we are not leaving you, we believe you”. Another member stood up and shouted, ” Forget all that we want to know the truth”. The security rush to where it was coming from and escorted the guy out. One lady yelled he better be quiet before we beat him down in this camp. The Bishop asked his members to settle down and to remain focused. The Bishop thanked his beautiful wife and family, this was a powerful but slow message in a time like this.
The Bishop never denied the allegations. “I am not going to try this case in the media, it will be tried in the court of justice and decided in the court of justice. Please hear this: I’ve been accused. I’m under attack. I want you to know as I said earlier I am not a perfect man. … But this thing I’m going to fight. I feel like David against Goliath, but I’ve got five rocks and I haven’t thrown one yet”, Bishop said.
The Bishop grabbed his wife by the hand and left the stage. Bishop Long showed confidence in his speech and his reference to the people that were just visiting for the sake of the allegations had a couple people chuckling in the audience. He also harped on visitors for being nosey. The ushers even appeared a tad bit uptight, I guess due to the situation being what it was it, this was to be excepted. Having to be the watchful eye and all.
Please tune into EOTM Radio on Tuesday, September 28th from 8 PM to 10 PM EST as Mother Jenkins gives her spill on the topic via The Rahn Anthoni Inspirational Show and on Wednesday September 29th at 10 PM EST as Carla B opens up the phone lines to discuss these allegations and the black church.
No outright Denial by the Bishop
Credit Channel 2 News Atl
September 26, 2010 – Quote by Bishop Eddie Long –
Updates by Stacy Briggs (Atlanta EOTM)
“I am not going to try this case in the media, it will be tried in the court of justice and decided in the court of justice. Please hear this: I’ve been accused. I’m under attack. I want you to know as I said earlier I am not a perfect man. … But this thing I’m going to fight. I feel like David against Goliath, but I’ve got five rocks and I haven’t thrown one yet.”
Bishop Eddie Long Camera Phone Flicks
By: Stacy Briggs
September 25, 2010 — This is beginning to look a lot like Christmas, oops I mean like the “Tiger Woods” situation minus the women.
Confidential sources have shared that there may be upwards to 30 young men that may be stepping on up, or should we say moving on up.
A fourth victim has filed charges against Long alleging that he was abused while in the midst of counseling him.
Long, who is the pastor of one of the largest mega churches in the nation, has been preaching against homosexuality for years and most recently spoke out against of gay marriage. His motto, keep it in the closet where it belongs.
Bishop Eddie Long will be speaking directly to his congregation on Sunday. Some speculate that he will announce his decision to take a reprieve from his duties.
Stay connected to EOTM’s blog site for updates on Bishop Eddie Longs news conference scheduled for the 26th of September. EOTM will be in the audience and bringing you the news first hand.