Eddie Long

Bishop Long Stepping Down In Wake Of Fourth Lawsuit?


Homophobic Pastor Eddie Long's problems grow by the day.

Various sites, including AOL's Black Voices, are reporting that Long, who has already been accused of severely inappropriate contact with three male congregants, will be stepping down from the pulpit at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church after Sunday's sermon.

The news comes after a fourth young man leveled still more allegations against Long. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution provides the details of this latest lawsuit.

"Spencer LeGrande, named in a civil lawsuit filed Friday, claims he was 17 the first time the two had a sexual relationship while vacationing in Nairobi, Kenya.

LeGrande, of Charlotte, N.C., alleges that the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church pastor  gave him an Ambien, a popular prescription sleep aid, followed by a "prolonged hug," kissing and rubbing, according to the suit.

The suit claims the two shared a bed for the remainder of their trip."

Long and his attorneys continue to deny the numerous claims, and his defense today declared, "We believe that it is unfortunate the young men have chosen to take this course of action. The defense team will review the complaints and respond accordingly at the appropriate time and in the appropriate forum."

Even if he's not stepping down, this weekend won't be very relaxing for Long.

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  1. Ambien, it's like Jesus Juice in convenient tablet form!

    Posted by: crispy | Sep 24, 2010 5:39:20 PM

  2. Oh My Goodness! When it rains it pours for these closet cases. When will they wake up and learn from others that hiding and fighting will only make it worse?

    Posted by: dawn | Sep 24, 2010 5:47:18 PM

  3. Ted Haggard sees your Ambien and raises you some Crystal Meth.

    Posted by: bobbyjoe | Sep 24, 2010 5:50:09 PM

  4. Bobbyjoe..LOL Made my friday!

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 24, 2010 5:52:29 PM

  5. My co-workers and I have been quoting this woman/drag queen? for the last hour:



    Posted by: Henry Holland | Sep 24, 2010 5:58:20 PM

  6. Of course, he's totally not guilty....

    Posted by: Beef and Fur | Sep 24, 2010 6:10:43 PM

  7. Another homophobic closet case. I'm shocked. Shocked, I tell you.

    Posted by: Jacknasty | Sep 24, 2010 6:14:58 PM

  8. The truth will set you free pastor....
    Next we'll have that fat fucking closet case Oprah defending this sick twisted "pastor"aka"man of God". Better yet Obama can invite him for a beer at the White House and discuss how "misguided" these young men who he coerced,drugged,raped,molested,etc all the while demonizing "the gays" to his flock of sheep followers. He and Haggard and all the other religious freaks should be hung from their balls(if they have any?).
    I hope those boys he molested take him to the cleaners. Religion=death.

    Posted by: SFshawn | Sep 24, 2010 6:21:22 PM

  9. When will people learn that going on and on against The Gay just makes you look like a self-loathing gay? And if, by some fluke, you're the ultra-rare straight man who really hates the gay so much you simply must shout about it, how stupid do you have to be to not realize that will just make you Look GAY?!?

    Anyways, thank you Pastor Long for being another brilliant example. I would have thought there'd have already been enough of you to make the point that only gays give a damn about the gay - but I guess every little hypocrite helps.

    Posted by: Zlick | Sep 24, 2010 6:27:22 PM

  10. Another water carrier for haterosexual prejudices. The wife, kids and anti-gay bigotry were apart of his haterosexual cover. Anti-gay bigots are either haterosexual or pretending to be haterosexual. Upholding haterosexual supremacy. Eddie Long will get what he's been avoiding his entire life, rejection from haterosexuals.

    Posted by: Bill | Sep 24, 2010 6:32:08 PM

  11. @ZLICK, hear, hear!


    Posted by: TampaZeke | Sep 24, 2010 6:57:13 PM

  12. if he's so adamant about his innocence, then why is he stepping down? that kinda only proves he's guilty.

    Posted by: alguien | Sep 24, 2010 7:10:57 PM

  13. Guess he's stepping down low.

    Posted by: castaway | Sep 24, 2010 8:15:59 PM

  14. An ambien fuelled sexcation in Africa? Oh, daddy ...

    Posted by: Where do I sign up? | Sep 24, 2010 8:50:28 PM

  15. Holy Schadenfreude, Batman!

    Posted by: Jack F | Sep 24, 2010 9:04:26 PM

  16. Actually there are news sites reporting THIRTY more young men have contacted the young men's attorney,Ms Bernstein, to reveal their sexual abuse by "bishop" Long.
    It is also reported on Black Voices website here:


    Read transcript and listened to 90 minute homophobic sermon of Long;s wherein he REPEATEDLY hollered "kill gays, kill them!" and yelled at the women "..you know what to do, kill them"

    Am irate and beyond enraged at the fact that he and his ilk incite murders and suicides of children, men and women again and again so politicians without merit get into office riling up the non-voting bigot to get into a voting booth.

    My rage on this very issue nearly makes me incapable of putting it all into words.

    The legal arena is already telling us he'll get away with it all...he'll drive off into the sunset in his $550,000 customized Bentley because he carefully manipulated kids "over 16-years of age"

    Since the average moron conflates married men with kids 'on the downlow' as homosexuals rather than a flat out pedophiles....are his parishioners going to "kill them, kill the gays" who aren't but are victims of a PEDOPHILE......

    Is Long going to present himself to them for his public execution?

    Sunday's "sermon" wherein they claim he'll step down - no press allowed - and we can bet the bippy he'll be surrounded by the glaring goons he always is.

    Probably the same goons who these kids court case states witnessed the sexual acts/relationships/Covenants who "knew about Long".

    Posted by: Sooz | Sep 24, 2010 9:34:54 PM

  17. All I have to say is, "Ha ha ha ha. Hypocrite. Ha ha ha."

    Posted by: van | Sep 24, 2010 9:48:48 PM

  18. NO, Chef, NO!

    Posted by: anon | Sep 24, 2010 10:41:34 PM

  19. Quite right. At least he's doing one honourable thing.

    Posted by: Tone | Sep 25, 2010 12:35:44 AM

  20. What "heterosexual" man, especially a "pastor" and married father of four, takes pictures like this of himself and sends them to another man?


    Posted by: MarkDC | Sep 25, 2010 1:04:16 AM

  21. "Cadillac Kimberly" in a hilarious rant against Bishop Eddie Long Duk Dong...


    Never knew he wore a wig!

    Posted by: MarkDC | Sep 25, 2010 1:05:13 AM

  22. Ted Haggard. Eddie Long. Proof Gay Marriage works.

    Can I get an "amen" from Larry Craig and Mark Foley?

    Posted by: MarkDC | Sep 25, 2010 1:06:05 AM

  23. Oprah's vajayjay is moist over the inevitable interview.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Sep 25, 2010 1:10:14 AM

  24. new church coming down the road haggard amd long as minister amd foley crist graham reikers craig melhman will be members of the choir. and for their first hymn will be
    nobody knows the trouble i' ve caused nobody
    knows i'm gay.and theyare taking this act on the road asking for money

    Posted by: walter | Sep 25, 2010 1:45:27 AM

  25. Now he just needs to get in front of the sheeple followers, throw his hands in the air and do a Jimmy Swaggart...crocodile tears and all.

    Posted by: Rich | Sep 25, 2010 5:23:05 AM

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