Accuser's message for Bishop Eddie Long: 'You are a monster'
September 29th, 2010
09:25 AM ET

Accuser's message for Bishop Eddie Long: 'You are a monster'

One of the young men who has accused a Georgia pastor of sexual coercion told Atlanta television station WAGA that he wanted to send a message to Bishop Eddie Long: "You are not a man. You are a monster."

"I cannot get the sound of his voice out of my head, I cannot forget the smell of his cologne and I cannot forget the way that he made me cry many nights when I drove in his cars on the way home," Jamal Parris, 23, told a WAGA reporter who traveled to Colorado to interview him.

Parris, a former church employee and personal assistant to Long, filed one of four lawsuits last week accusing the Baptist televangelist of coercing young male church members into having sex with him.

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  1. clorie jonew

    I do not go to mr long church but everybody praying for Mr. Eddie Long what about the boys. Are u saying that MR.LONG need more pray then the boys.? CHURCH we should pray for them all.

    October 8, 2010 at 3:20 pm |
  2. mswoman

    Somebody needs to find the money trail to these young men that has spent time with Bishop Long and most likely you will find the truth. Remember, they brought ACORN down with this same sort of thing. I feel for these young men, but something in this milk is not clean and I am not talking Eddie Long.
    The attorney knows these types of accusations needs to be tried in the media. B.J. Bernstein is very expensive – if she is doing this case pro-bono, everything might be true. Nothing intended on her, but ..
    Why didn’t these men bring this to the attention of the Church first for an investigation from the church first?
    Why did these allegations come out after the break-in and not before?
    Why were a letter written after the suit was filed and the allegations reported in the news?
    Where did these young men get the money from to hire BJ Bernstein?
    Who else were in these young men's lives?
    What type of jobs do these young men have?
    Where do they live? (Neighborhood)
    What type of house do they live in?
    Are they self sufficient?
    Do they know where the money is and are they going after it – after experiencing what MONEY can do for them?
    Was Bishop Long involved in Don't Ask, Don't Tell?
    Does someone believe he may have influenced someone in Congress not to pass DADT or any type of Gay Rights that's been denied?
    Just a suggestion, but this might be political. Somebody needs to find the money trail for these young men. Just saying......

    October 2, 2010 at 12:05 am |
  3. nope.avi

    Most compelling evidence that evangelical megachurch pastor Eddie Long is gay: HE'S AN EVANGELICAL MEGACHURCH PASTOR!

    September 29, 2010 at 9:40 am |
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