Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Loses Battle With Aggressive Cancer

(SL) – He maintained his innocence, but the  scandal overshadowed his service and his word and ultimately destroyed his legacy.  Although he emphatically denied the claims, several young men charged the Bishop with having inappropriate dealings with them.

With oneeddie-long-accuser accuser, Cenitino Kemp, writing a book ‘First Lady‘ that went so far as to describe a whole sexual relationship with Mr. Long.

 Ironically, judging from his twitter posts, Centino Kemp appears to be suffering from some sort of illness.

Long reportedly settled with his accuser in a deal that is believed to be worth millions and conditional.

The boys are not allowed to talk about their accusations.  In 2010,  the suit filed by four young men who accused him of pressuring them into sexual relationships while they were teenagers and members of his congregation was settled.

Long, who preached passionately against homosexuality for years, denied the allegations.
In 2011, Vanessa Long filed for divorce. Shortly afterward, Long told his followers he was taking some time off to work on his marriage.  The couple later reconciled.

Eddie Long, the controversial Georgia-based head of one of the nation’s largest megachurches, 63, died this morning after battling an aggressive form of cancer.

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church released a statement saying,”Bishop Long was known as one of the most influential faith leaders in the world,” the church said in the statement. “He stood strong as a Kingdom Builder, pioneering leader, and revolutionary mind changer.”
“Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace,” his wife Vanessa Long said in the statement.
At its peak New Birth Missionary Baptist Church had about 25,000 members. The church is an incredible piece of property, more like a compound. Really, I think all it’s missing is a grocery store.
Long is survived by his wife, four children and three grandchildren, the church said.

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