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Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group after Torah ceremony
February 5th, 2012
11:12 PM ET

Bishop Eddie Long apologizes to Jewish group after Torah ceremony

Atlanta (CNN) – Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League over an incident in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll and crowned "king."

As shown in a video that went viral, the televangelist was wrapped in a "Holocaust Torah" and crowned king during a recent ceremony at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, his suburban Atlanta congregation.

"The ceremony was not my suggestion, nor was it my intent, to participate in any ritual that is offensive in any manner to the Jewish community, or any group. Furthermore, I sincerely denounce any action that depicts me as a King, for I am merely just a servant of the Lord," Long wrote in a letter dated Saturday.

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Christianity • Judaism • Pastors

soundoff (49 Responses)
  1. anonymous

    I don't why most of you guy view long,issue in this manner,even thou long is a servant of God some whre some how he may faulter because he is not an angel like me and you we are striving for pecrfaction even as the bible declares,I believe he is a servant of God and he is called by God,let's not crucify him or condemn him but pray for him,can you turn back and look at the horrible thngs that you have done in the past?

    October 26, 2013 at 8:16 pm |
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  3. Cassarit

    My problem is that bthere seems to be way too much Jewish influence in Christian ceremonies today. There's no way a Jewish religious artefact should be allowed to enter a church unless it is tied to Christ or the apostles.

    February 8, 2012 at 5:31 pm |
  4. Prior

    "Those who reject the path to enlightenment, must be destroyed."

    "Hallowed are the children of the Ori."

    February 7, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
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