Another Homophobic Preacher Caught in Gay Sex Scandal

I've said it before -- at this point, I'd be shocked to discover a man who devotes his life to trashing gays and lesbians and yet isn't himself a deeply conflicted homosexual.


Bishop Eddie Long, the Atlanta-based megachurch leader, has reached an out-of-court settlement with four young men who accused him of sexual coercion, representatives for both sides said Thursday...

Long is an internationally known televangelist who crusaded against gay marriage...


The suits accused Long of using his position to coerce the men into having sexual relationships with him while they were teenage members of his congregation.

The lawsuits say Long engaged in intimate sexual acts with the young men, such as massages, masturbation and oral sex.

Long took the young men on trips including to Kenya, according to the suits. He allegedly enticed the young men with gifts including cars, clothes, jewelry and electronic items.

Long's attorneys deny those allegations and maintain that the pastor was attempting to be a father figure to the youths by providing them with financial assistance and encouragement.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed. 


AlterNet / By Joshua Holland

Posted at May 27, 2011, 10:34am

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