Opinion: Eddie Long still has more apologizing to do
Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League over an incident in which he was wrapped in a Torah scroll.
February 6th, 2012
09:38 PM ET

Opinion: Eddie Long still has more apologizing to do

Editor’s note: Carolyn Edgar is a lawyer and writer in New York City. She writes about social issues, parenting and relationships on her blog, Carolyn Edgar.

By Carolyn Edgar, Special to CNN

Now that Bishop Eddie Long has apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for a service at his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church that purported to crown him a “king,” one has to wonder what Long was thinking.

With all the scandal that has surrounded him recently, Long and the New Birth leadership should have anticipated that the video of the New Birth service would attract a great deal of attention, including from Jewish groups. Even if Long were unfamiliar with Jewish rituals and traditions, he might have guessed that having himself wrapped up in a Torah scroll might be considered controversial. Long rightly apologized to the Anti-Defamation League for misusing the holy Hebrew scriptures and Jewish rituals in his “coronation” ceremony.

However, Long still owes some apologies.

- Dan Merica

Filed under: Christianity • Content Partner • Judaism • Leaders • Pastors • Torah

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  1. Koib

    not a character out of Orwell's books. To me lack of wnsreaeas of mental health problems and medical malpractices are bigger issues than materialism. Depression among pregnant woman is more common thing than you think. Staying at home and doing nothing just compounds it. I can list a few things one can do if they are forced to stay at home. She can read, learn new things, watch new movies, help out somebody or just teach street children. Not willing to do anything to change her present situation is a sign of depression and she needs help.

    April 3, 2012 at 10:06 pm |
  2. Jeff Prescott

    ACT'S 12: 21-23....
    21-and upon a set day Herod,arrayed in royal apparel, sat upon his throne, and made an oration unto them(22) And the people gave a shout, saying, It is the voice of a god, not of a man.(23) And Immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not GOD the glory; and he was eaton of worm's, and gave up the ghost. (KJV)

    February 12, 2012 at 4:42 pm |
  3. Eddie Long Here

    Yaw disagree wif duh bishup eddie din yaw AW goin to hell. Amen. Now brang me a fried chicken pop pie!

    February 8, 2012 at 7:59 am |
  4. Nii Croffie

    Don't worry! I'm not psychotic yet. I was just answering a post seemingly using 'scientific' evidence to discredit prayer. There are actual studies which shows prayer helps but we do not claim to be for or against it. Science is about brutal honesty not atheism or any other religion.

    February 8, 2012 at 3:20 am |
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