On Tuesday, two Georgia men sued megachurch pastor Eddie Long alleging he coerced them to have sexual relations. It hasn’t even been a full 36 hours and not only are the interwebs ablaze, but now a third lawsuit has been filed.
We’re going to keep a close eye on this story, but I wanted to give you all a snapshot of the conversation so far. I present to you a special Eddie Long edition of the Quotes of the Week:
I don’t know what happened, so I’m gonna say allegedly…Eddie Long had sex with some trade and the trade got upset!
Bishop Eddie Long Stroke is a Kappa! Enough said!
KlothezMinded via Twitter
The real reason why I’m movin to Atlanta next week is because I’m Eddie Long’s newest “spiritual son.” There I said it! A nigga tryin to get paid!
Adam Benjamin Irby via Twitter
i went on MediaTakeout…You saw how fine that boy was?!?! Yeah he sucked that cock.
commenter 9thwardtea getting in on the action
I hope Eddie Long didn’t manipulate John 12:14 to be gay. That scripture does state “When Jesus found a young ass he sat on it.”
Charlamagne Tha God via Twitter
Ask a member of the “original” New Birth what happened to the last pastor…and how Eddie Long got on. Do some research. (clutching pearls)
TheRealLuxe via Twitter
King James had sex with men and commissioned the Holy Bible. Why is [everyone] surprised by Eddie Long?
Mr. Jones via Twitter
How much interaction will the LongFellows have with Bishop Long?
Bishop Long loves mentoring and is very involved when his schedule permits. (my emphasis)
Long Fellow Youth Academy FAQ
Somebody in my family just said they wished Bishop Dick Tracey Long had “just cheated with some women.” I. QUIT. BLACK. AMERICA.
HypnotiqOne via Twitter
This Eddie Long scandal has the makings of an epic screenplay…the “Black Brokeback Mountian.” I see NAACP Image Awards people!
D0wJ0nEs via Twitter
Mark my words, this is going to turn into an episode of Law & Order: SVU!
Sir Daniel via Twitter
The news reports are salacious. I support you whether or not the accusations are true or not. If true, repent. I forgive you like God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. How do we forgive? We forgive, forget and move forward. Flesh cannot destroy the spirit. (also my emphasis)
Bonnie Campbell via Eddie Long’s Facebook
Shame on Eddie Long’s spokesperson. Jesus too hung out with folks who knew “the wrong side of the law.” He just didn’t coerce them into sex.
KT Jones via Twitter
Now clearly the claimants could be lying, exaggerating or just doing satan’s work, but the “appearance of impropriety” is in the details.
Star Jones via Twitter
The case is about Bishop Eddie Long but the situation is about “power”, “leaders”, and the “black community” that looks up to them.
Tron via Twitter
If this is not a clear indication to blacks everywhere that Christianity and religion can not save/protect you, I don’t know what is.
Trent Jackson via Twitter
What is it going to take for the black church to have an honest discussion about human sexuality? Another scandal?
Darian Aaron via Twitter
Disappointment is the difference between expectation and reality.
Bishop Eddie Long (himself) via Twitter
There will be more, fasten your seatbelts!
Rod McCullom via Twitter