Gay-Friendly Carlton Pearson On CNN: Eddie Long A ‘Prince,’ Church Must Evolve To Include LGBT Congregants


CNN's Kyra Phillips sat down with LGBT-inclusive Reverend Carlton Pearson to discuss the ongoing Eddie Long scandal.

In addition to talking about Long, with whom he's friends and whom Pearson describes as "a prince of a person," the Chicago-based Reverend also addresses the place of gay people within the "black church" at large and offered this righteous, right on insight about why Christian churches need to accept gay people:

Until the Church -- the Church, black or otherwise -- confronts -- not combats -- confronts this issue of human sexuality and homosexuality, which is not going away. Homosexuals and homosexuality is not going away. If every gay person in our church just left or those who have an orientation or preference or an inclination, or a fantasy, if everyone left, we wouldn't have -- we wouldn't have a church.

Watch and learn from Reverend Pearson, AFTER THE JUMP...