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Jamal Parris, one of the young men accusing Bishop Eddie Long of coercing him into a sexual relationship, said that after he turned the legal age of consent all the pastor wanted was sex.
"His house. The hotels. His condos. In the church," Parris told Fox TV affiliate WAGA. "In the church, before and after service."
Spencer LeGrande, 22, Jamal Parris, 23, Anthony Flagg, 21, and Maurice Robinson, 20, filed lawsuits against the pastor in September claiming they were 17 and 18 when Long first adopted them as his "spiritual sons." The men said Long then abused his "spiritual authority" and seduced them with cars, lavish trips and jewelry in exchange for sex, which he allegedly justified with Holy Scripture.
Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long has reached a settlement with four young male members of his congregation who accused him of coercing them into sex. The anti-gay-rights pastor had vowed to clear his name when the scandal broke six months ago, but he returned to the pulpit at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church without saying a word about the out-of-court agreement. Is it time to move on, or does Long owe his followers an explanation?
Originally posted by hillynilly
BS he didn't *seduce* anyone.
I'm not sticking up for the guy he put himself in this position..
The adults he *seduced* were using him JUST AS MUCH as he was using them..
Then they turn around and screw him FOR MONEY MILLIONS..
The case is settled, he got *snipped*.
Would I go to long's church? HELL NO.
Lets not act like these adults were MADE to do it....
Originally posted by ProphecyPhD
I personally don't think there is anything wrong with religion.
If people actually live by the books they preach from this world would be a better place.
Religion is about being a better person and getting closer with your creator.
Thats like me killing you because you meditate differently, isn't meditation all about inner peace?
"If you don't open your third eye the way I open mine you're wrong and we should fight". These false prophets and preachers obtain cult like followings and mislead people, THAT (imo) is what gives religions a bad name.