|Photo allegedly sent from Long|
to one of the young men in this case
This is nothing new and the instances of mega-church pastors and other religious leaders, taking their congregants money to purchase luxury items is old hat. This thieving from the pulpit phenomena is much more disturbing than pictures of the Bishop in his bathroom in a spandex Under Armor suit. I’m sick and tired of these jive time pastors (as my real life pastor would say) pimping out God.
I grew up in the church. I’m the daughter of two ministers. My mother is the child of a Baptist preacher. I’m not being critical of the Bishop here because I am some sort of anti-religious type. I read my bible and nowhere in it does it mention tithe money going to a Bentley and a private jet. I realize that New Birth may do incredible things for the community, but at what cost? Is it worth exposing these young men to what is being described in these lawsuits as a sexual predator? Is it right that the Bishop Long is siphoning money away from charitable causes the ministry supports and instead is funding sexual rendezvous with young men who are members of his congregation?
|Photo released by |
the attorney for the plaintiffs