January 29th, 2011
03:47 PM ET

Bishop Eddie Long breaks media silence

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Atlanta, Georgia area megachurch pastor Eddie Long gives his first media interview since four young men accused him of sexual coercion last fall to CNN affiliate WSB.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Christianity • Georgia • Leaders

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  1. billy

    What is so apaUlling to me is how these tv ministers live off of poor people and how they use god words to their advantage Living like kings queens while others is suffering god will hold us all accountable and only he is the untimate judge

    January 29, 2011 at 8:09 pm |
    • Uh Huh...

      Sheeps in wolves clothing!

      January 29, 2011 at 8:11 pm |
    • Scott

      You got that "queen" part right

      January 30, 2011 at 9:59 am |
  2. Concerned

    wonder if I should start sending my kids to church?

    January 29, 2011 at 8:08 pm |
  3. Former Atl

    What is up with the striped suit in the background and that thing sitting on top of Long's head? This whole situation is juts too weird for words. Sheep, keep giving your hard earned dollars to this man. You deserve to be fleeced.

    January 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm |
    • rachele

      Oh yes, the charming head-carpeting! Isn't that just class with a capital K?It's some sort of Astroturf for balding accused child -buggerers and sheep-fleecers, I suppose.

      January 30, 2011 at 12:38 am |
  4. doubtingthomas

    my comment is awaiting moderation?

    January 29, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • Yup

      that's when you know it wont be posted...

      January 29, 2011 at 8:06 pm |
  5. kevin

    Just let your soooouuuuul glow baby
    feeling oh so silky smooth
    Just let it shine through yeah
    Just let your soooouuuul glow oooo

    January 29, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  6. dave


    SEE DICK ?


    January 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  7. atheistdoitbetter

    oh yesss... Atheists have no agenda problems..because you cannot be a hypocrite if there is no substance to begin with.. Survey anyone? Claims are many but actual survey mapping of the holy roller "libertarian" atheist are few. Just like athiest invention and intellectual claims..little proof or substance..right stalin?

    January 29, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
  8. no greater

    There is only one person that we must all answer to, I doubt that he online blogging!

    January 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  9. hmmmmm

    You knew he was guilty when he had those kids go on TV and speak for him months ago.. sheesh! That fool was too much of a coward to speak for himself.. EDDIE BISHOP.. REPENT or you WILL BURN!!!

    and that's not being racist, that is the Gospel Truth.

    January 29, 2011 at 7:33 pm |
  10. w m crow

    Yes he is a fake and if you look around you will see lots of them on tv. What amazes me is how people will beleive these evel false teachers.

    January 29, 2011 at 7:27 pm |
  11. w7rkd

    It's just a matter of time and he will be getting anointed by another inmates meat stick!

    January 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  12. settino


    January 29, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
  13. Thatguy371

    This twit is nothing more than a slick pedophile. Hopefully he loses in court. A message needs to be sent to these self-righteous hypocrites. And for that matter, anyone who shops at Star Wars Closeouts for their duds can't be all that together.

    January 29, 2011 at 7:05 pm |
  14. aretheynotalladults

    yes... My brothas... They are indeed all adults.. Just change the legal age to about 25..same for driving..alcohol..mil service and credit cards. Simple solution. Also isnot his true problem what he sold to the world like the u.s. Military chicks sell human rights for big agenda cash and new trainee "inductees " as "liberators" like the rev here...or how many foriegn charity groups taking their agendas to the unsuspecting world. Anyway its innocent until proven in the former country of america. Says so in my history book.

    January 29, 2011 at 7:02 pm |
  15. SirGalton

    Well, I don't pretend to represent God; use people's faith to take advantage of them while molesting boys and men. So, yeah, I'm going to "cast a stone"! And I have to ask, WHY is it racist for someone to say find a tree and a rope and hang the guy??? That has been a solution to problems throughout history, not just used on one race.....

    January 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm |
    • settino

      Don't play the ignorance card. You know why. Instead, I suggest he stips naked and the parents of these kids lighyt cigarettes and put them out on his body, anywhere part is fair game.

      January 29, 2011 at 7:01 pm |
  16. settino

    why people beleive in so much crap is beyond comprehension. Why anyone wants to hear a preacher, a proest, or whatever tell you how you should live your life is absoluetly nuts!!!!!!! Then, volonteer by giving these charlatans your hard earned money!!! Wow.

    January 29, 2011 at 6:55 pm |
  17. daniel1012

    Did you notice how the crowd barely clapped?

    January 29, 2011 at 6:54 pm |
  18. Guest

    He must be losing money.

    January 29, 2011 at 6:51 pm |
  19. Guest

    Have people been drinking on here?

    January 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
    • Just Me

      I like you!

      January 30, 2011 at 12:25 am |
    • another Guest

      Why yes, otherGuest. I certainly hope so!

      January 30, 2011 at 12:34 am |
  20. Big Pimpin'

    Eddie Da Pimp Long: "Get down on your knees, son! And open your mouth and prepare to receive the Holy Spirit!. Uh, can I get a witness? Prepare to receive it ALL in a holy shower of white liquid!!!!! Repeat after me: "OH GOD, I'M COMING!!!!!'"

    January 29, 2011 at 6:50 pm |
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