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Watch: Anti-Gay Pastor Eddie Long Cutting Deal with Young Men Who Accused Him of Sexual Misconduct

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AC360 reports on Atlanta Megachurch pastor Eddie Long, who has agreed to undergo mediation over accusations of sexual misconduct with young men in his ministry. Long has up till now proclaimed his innocence, but now appears to be trying to cut a deal with his accusers.

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  1. Why, I NEVER ... ok, there was the time with the choir boy behind the altar ... ok, yeah, there was also the 27 times with the altar boy in my room ... would $1 million make this go away? Son, how long IS that line of boys behind you?

    Posted by: Craig | Dec 8, 2010 12:29:51 PM


  2. Who does this nelly queen think she'd fooling?

    Posted by: justiceontherocks | Dec 8, 2010 12:42:32 PM


  3. The victims in this case should make the decision best for them. I think if it were me, I'd want to take it to court because this guy needs to be taken down quite a few notches. His congregation needs to see him (and themselves) for the hypocrites they are.

    Posted by: Brad | Dec 8, 2010 12:47:18 PM


  4. Sadly, they will probably take the money instead of a long drawn-out court battle, and this guy will keep on getting his candle blown.

    The more things change, etc.

    Posted by: greg | Dec 8, 2010 1:02:51 PM


  5. He's got a lot more resources and money and if any of these guys has ever done anything wrong, and even if not, they will be dragged through the mud to prove that they're worthless trash and he's a pastor so they must all be lying.
    Any good lawyer would tell them to accept a settlement.

    Posted by: Greg | Dec 8, 2010 1:31:57 PM


  6. Accepting "mediation" is an acknowledgment of the events leading to the accusations. There will be a payout and a gag order in exchange, but the extent of the damage to him is done. No person can be honest with themselves and look at those photos not see a gay man, all be it circa 1990... Watch the good Christian folk forgive and deny, I mean forget...

    Posted by: Dave | Dec 8, 2010 1:37:06 PM


  7. Members of Eddie Long's church must be deluded and dumb as shit.

    On a broader scale: why is everyone outraged with Bradley Manning and Julian Assange? Same reason. Because, like Long's followers, they drank the Kool Aid given them.

    Posted by: MarkDC | Dec 8, 2010 1:52:49 PM


  8. I guess if you can't pray the gay away, pay it not to say...

    Posted by: JTlvr | Dec 8, 2010 2:10:22 PM


  9. "Here, you take this cash, and I'll go on with my hypocrisy and make even more money. Deal?"

    Posted by: BobN | Dec 8, 2010 2:10:51 PM


  10. shouldn't LAMBDA or some gay organization help foot the bill to bring this to trial?

    Posted by: Guest | Dec 8, 2010 2:20:43 PM


  11. i really think there are men who have sex with men who ABSOLUTELY do not see themselves as gay.

    reminds me of roy cohn in Angels in America: "i'm not gay, i just screw around with men."

    Posted by: r | Dec 8, 2010 2:30:16 PM


  12. My! My! And where will all that settlement money come from? Why, the congregation of course! They'll do the "christian thing" and forgive the good reverend. Then, they'll cast aspersions on the young men. And they'll completely miss the irony of it all. See, if it wasn't for Eddie Long (is that not a GREAT porn-star name or what?) having conned those good "christians" into believing he's got The Answer, the good reverend would probably be parking cars for a living.

    Posted by: mikej | Dec 8, 2010 2:38:41 PM


  13. "Bishop" Eddie Long doesn't want this to go to trial. All four of these boys will be driving new BMWs for Christmas.

    Posted by: Ninong | Dec 8, 2010 3:03:38 PM


  14. Pink tie. Nice touch.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Dec 8, 2010 4:01:24 PM


  15. I don't understand why this isn't a criminal case?

    Posted by: Hannah | Dec 8, 2010 7:43:46 PM


  16. You mean this isn't the Notorious G.A.Y. (closet case) aka Luther Vandross?! Hmmmm...I'm confused.

    Posted by: RDUB | Dec 8, 2010 8:39:57 PM


  17. he's a snake

    Posted by: IndyTown | Dec 8, 2010 10:51:06 PM


  18. Several things come to my mind, Deny, Deny, Deny worked for the Catholic Church for decades.

    I have always been a firm believer in the idea that when there is smoke, there is fire.

    And last but certainly not least:

    Me thinks the man, he doth protest too much!

    It seems as though many of the most outspoken, bible pounding men are usually the worst hyprocrites ever to walk the face of Gods green earth.

    He may buy his way out of this "Crisis of Faith", but as a gay Christain, I do believe that sooner or later the Bishop will have to answer to the One and Only True Judge. And my response is may God have mercy on his soul.

    I just pray that if he buys his way out of this mess that the Elders of his church keep him on a short leash and keep him from inflicting himself on anyother young men.

    Posted by: bsmart2 | Dec 8, 2010 11:33:42 PM


  19. You mean this isn't the Notorious G.A.Y. (closet case) aka Luther Vandross?! Hmmmm...I'm confused.

    Posted by: RDUB | Dec 8, 2010 8:39:57 PM

    DUMB FAGGOT respect the dead!

    Posted by: Chris | Dec 9, 2010 1:22:22 AM


  20. Scum of the earth.

    Posted by: Mike In Philly | Dec 9, 2010 8:27:14 AM


  21. Maybe there is a God! Clearly this monster is the worst kind of human being. I'm praying he is ruined, however people in general are pretty stupid. Preaching hate of any human being is BS.

    Posted by: wslandry | Dec 9, 2010 10:47:35 AM


  22. Ahhhh Chris, enough with your sexy talk! Unfortunately, just ceasing to have a pulse doesn't earn my respect. Like they say, the only qualification one needs to die, is to be alive. What does earn my respect is when people live their lives with integrity and honesty. Closet mo's (like Pastor 90's here, and many others) have neither of these qualities. Sorry to piss on your parade...carry on.

    Posted by: RDUB | Dec 10, 2010 1:15:19 AM


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