Remember when Oprah pledged on her show to catch child molesters from all over the country? Well, I'm taking a page from her book and I'm pledging to put Pastors on blast when they're CAUGHT - caught molesting kids and caught GAY (Hi Ted Haggard!), only when they're extremely homophobic publicly. Enter Bishop Eddie Long.
Recently, in separate lawsuits filed in DeKalb County this week, three men allege that Long had sexual relations with them. Actually, on Friday, another alleged victim has come forth and filed a lawsuit. They've all said they were taken on trips, given cars and put on the payroll. The 57-year-old preacher is battling accusations that he used his influence to coerce young men in his church into having sexual relationships with him, something the married pastor and father of four has vehemently denies. But as a major evangelical figure who preaches against homosexuality -- and one who has far from avoided the limelight, the pastor will find it hard to escape scrutiny. Long, who is married to Vanessa Griffin Long, has called homosexuality and lesbianism "spiritual abortions" and helped start a group at his church called "Out of the Wilderness" to help gay members live a heterosexual lifestyle.
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