Rest In Peace Or Rot In Hell {Video} Bishop Eddie Long Dead @ 63 The Community Give Mixed Reviews

Published On January 16, 2017 | By admin | Local & Worldwide News

Bishop Eddie Long of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church has died. The Pastor who made headlines in 2016 for his sickly appearance has passed away, according to church parishioners. Long previously said he was on a diet before revealing that he’s been recovering from a health challenge. Church officials say that challenge was an “aggressive form” of cancer while others believe aids.

He was 63-years-old.

He was a preacher who led an infamous march against same-sex marriage and denounced homosexuality, but he also settled a lawsuit by four young men who said he pressured them into sexual relationships.
He was a man who wore tight muscle shirts and radiated self-confidence but used to throw up before sermons because he was so nervous.
He was a man who gave away cars and paid the college tuition of needy people, but he also was investigated by Congress after a charity he created had provided him with a million-dollar home and a Bentley luxury car.


“When he spoke, black people all over the country listened to him,” said Shayne Lee, a sociologist who studies the black Pentecostal church. “He was part of the repackaging of Christianity for post-civil rights African-Americans.”
Long’s wife, who stood by him through his rise and fall from national fame, released a statement.
“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,” Vanessa Long said.

Four young men who accused Bishop Eddie Long of sexual coercion more than 5 years ago are now speaking out about the controversial religious leader’s death reports AJC.

We’ve been hearing from people from all walks of life — the media, celebrities, gospel singers — wanting to hear what we think,” said Spencer LeGrande, one of four former New Birth Missionary Baptist Church members who filed suit against Long in 2010. A fifth accuser, Centino Kemp, came forward as the lawsuit entered a mediation process. An undisclosed financial settlement was reached soon after.
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