Bishop Eddie Long Scandal Continues: Third Man Alleges Sex

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BishopLong A third man has filed a lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long claiming that the pastor ...


A third man has filed a lawsuit against Bishop Eddie Long claiming that the pastor coerced him into having inappropriate sexual relations.

According to a spokesman for lawyer B.J. Bernstein, a third lawsuit was filed this afternoon against the head of New Birth Missionary Baptist in DeKalb County Superior Court.

Jamal Paris, a member of the congregation, filed the suit against Long, the church and the Longfellows Youth Academy Inc.

Bishop Long has yet to personally comment on the case but will hold a press conference tomorrow afternoon.

As previously reported 21-year-old Anthony Flagg and 20-year-old Maurice Robinson both claim that they were chosen as the pastor's “spiritual sons” and have been having inappropriate relations with him since the age of 16, the legal age of consent in Georgia.

Both men are represented by attorney Bernstein.

  • STOP HATING

    I knew something was shady about this dude wearing a priest collar and al.SMH he looks like a shady azz perv...wecantdate.com find your own Edddie long or Nia long...........

    • ciara

      Touch not my anointed an do my profit no harm... please people be mindful of what you say out your mouth its not good for you soul.... you will have to answer to god one day too... these actions is in the book.. I will keep you in my prayers LONG...

      • tonystj

        this touch not my anointed thing everyone brings up is a bogus response. as stewards of the church it is our duty to point out wrong doing,especially when it is committed by our leaders.

      • tonystj

        and is that an intentional misspelling of the word prophet.

      • t.young

        Touch not my anointed an do my prophet no harm does not go for those who Jesus said he will so to , "Depart from Me I know you not" God's prophets are people who walk in his will. God himself said to his prophet that " I will remove my spirit from upon you because of your sin". I love Bishop Long and am in prayer with him but this does not mean we should misinterprate scripture to support and over look his wrong. The Bible says "Those that I love I Chastised"

  • http://www.coolfunfitness.com/products/P90X-.html wowzer

    Ever since I saw him on TV years ago I knew he was extremely fake and not sincere at all! He's not the only and I hope all the young guys he did this too will come forward so people will stop supporting him.

  • missvalz

    Damn black priest too.

    • Ihateignorance

      Umm...do you not know how to read...It says that he is the bishop of a BAPTIST church...that means he's not a priest you damn fool! Baptist faith does not have priests.

    • t.young

      It is not about Black or White, it is about Bishop Long.

  • MissLDT

    So much for being a nation of innocent until proven guilty! None of us were present or a witness to any of this, so who are we to say he is shady or that we knew he was a snake. Seriously, how would u feel if u knew u were innocent, but because someone alleged u did something, u were labeled for it? Be for real people, until we know all of the facts, none of us should be p*****ing judgment, either way

    • rmluckyguy

      I pray for the New Birth Church each and every member. I'm sure Bishop Long has taught you well, therefore I know the congregation is praying without ceasing. My prayers are with you all and your Bishop. Such a powerful vehicle New Birth is and I feel the prayers going up on behalf of your Leader. I know God with grant each and everyone of you strength no matter what comes out of this situation. Continue to be strong. With Love, Philadelphia. God bless you all and I can't wait until Bishop gets back to doing what he does well, feed his sheep. I really enjoy the televised sermons. God Bless!!!!!!!!

  • Pastor Chritopher Griego

    What's this guy thinking what did he think he could just go on sinning and not caring that he's dicieving the whole world. These are the kind of people that make the christian church look bad. Thank God we have a loving and merciful God that will forgive if trully sorrowful.No matter what the outcome bishop Long is in my prayers. God bless us all !

  • missvalz

    Ihateignorance So out of everything in this article thats all your Dumbazzz got out of it was me calling him a priest instead of a bishop. Well what about "Cant trust no man now days. Is that better, word police. wtf

  • m Darden

    I wonder if Eddie Long's congregation asked him to take a lie detector test to clear his name would he?

    • althea johnson

      NO WEAPON(S) FORMED AGAINST YOU WILL EVER PROSPER. WHAT GOD OPENED NO MAN CAN EVER CLOSE /WHAT GOD CLOSES NO MAN CAN EVER OPEN. THE DEVIL IS A LIAR AND ALWAYS COMES TO KILL, STEAL CHEAT, AND DESTROY!..ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY AND MYSELF, WE WILL KEEP YOU/YOUR FAMILY AND NEWBIRTH IN OUR PRAYERS AND AS YOU TEACH US -WE/I WILL (TRY) TO EVEN PRAY FOR THE ENEMY(S) AS WELL(THEY 'LL NEED IT)(CERTAINLY) AS ALWAYS, WE ARE WITH YOU INFINITELY, DURING THIS WHOLE ORDEAL. I LOVE YOU, WE LOVE YOU!!!!

      • 4Real

        No one is TRYING to destroy anyone. Only mindless followers who have been emotionally manipulate by verses from the bible will support such Bishops or Priest in their likeness. Even when the truth smacks them right in the face. This is how the illuminati members have these mindless simpletons fooled. Remind the of the verses that say touch not my anointed, etc. The blinders come on and commonsense goes out the window. There were many signals, warning signs, bells & whistles (purple suits, pink shirts & pretty pink feminine ties and pastel colors with long manicured fingernails, jeri curl wig pieces, flamboyantly displayed in the pulpit). My father would often yell, curse out and/or beat my Mom unconsciously, resuscitate her and show up and preacher loudly & speak in tongues to the m*****es. They too would say HE IS ANOINTED, the gates of hell shall not prevail against him...preach brother preach, what a good sermon, I tell you the spirit was moving me today. We children were just devastated and new the truth. I'm telling you people are weaker than they realize and can be easily control. When I read these responses, I can see this behavior repeatedly. The Catholic worshipers would say the same thing about their accused Priests to the very end all the while still mindlessly throwing their wallets into the pulpit. You all need to look up Illuminati and you will find "New Birth" which means a new beginning as they take the oath of selling their souls to Satan. It is not an Eastern Star the Bishop was wearing. It is not the Star of David. This is the Illuminati symbol. Do your research. Some of you have been hoodwink as that oath gives them the power to go out and rule the m*****es. You've been hoodwinked.

  • Inez

    I just wonder what made the men come forth NOW! Is this
    an extortion case? It appears that these men were perfectly
    satisfied with the arrangement until now, so what happened?
    SOUNDS LIKE GREED TO ME.

    • MotownPeach

      @Inez- Who knows"why now?" I will say in any situation where one has been victimized whether physical or mental, the victim is often presented as "earning" or "deserving" the behavior. The focus changes from the improper act to who or what that person has done.

      Does a woman deserved to be slapped because she spoke "out of turn", had a child out of wedlock, or is a recovered addict? Does a molested child "deserve" accusation because they "allowed" it or waited a period of time to tell others?

      This case remains to be seen. It's so hard! If the accusations are false - it brings many forms of destruction. If the accusations are true - it brings many forms of destruction of lives. It's just heartbreaking all the way around!

  • Realfolk

    Coerced?...Them boys ain't really that young

    • CJ

      Well they were YOUNG, when this ALLEDGELY happened!!

  • MotownPeach

    I'm sorry Realfolk. 16 years of age may have a developed body but maturity has not set in. That is a child! One of any gender could be easily influenced by an adult. The difference of years and life experiences would make it TOO easy.

    This situation requires prayer and support for ALL involved - the boys, their families, the Long family, the congregation, those who will use this situation to defame christianity or support their not choosing to actively parti*****te, and every person influenced or a benefactor.

    We are admonished in the Bible not to look around us but look up!!!

  • Confused

    Amen!

  • Levorn Peters

    We are in prayer for Pastor Long and his church family.

  • Jackie Peters

    Please let us continue to praise the Lord in the midst of the strom.

  • tonystj

    so are you arguing that self appointed prophets,bishops,evangelists, etc deserve the same adoration as Jesus? this attitude of blind acceptance of anyone who gives themselves biblical sounding titles has done more harm to the black community than anything else. I have seen many a church member obey everything their pastor says yet ignore the suffering neighbors. open your minds.maybe this is God's way of revealing the fallacies of this man bishop to his people.

  • betty boo

    dont judge least you be judged he hold a very high postion in the lord and in the world of course he has a calling from god to preach and teach the word of god.he is not perfect no one is no weapon formed shall propsure at this time in the life of him and the young men prayer is the best solution to this and everyone should know god for themselves.put your trust in god and god alone.prayers for you bishop eddie and your family and church and the young men.god wants us to propsure in all areas of your lifes spritual,mentally,physical it ok to have the best in life if god has blessed you with it by being obedient to him.hang on newbirth pray4 strength and remember you can have many gifts from god but the strongest of them is love.go through you shall prevail and come to your wealthy place.love,peace in christ.

    • CJ

      Please capitalize the "G" in God and the "C" in Christ!!! They are MOST WORTHY of RESPECT!!

    • CJ

      Come on Betty Boo.......is that suppose to be the word "prosper"? not "propsure" and also the "L" in Lord should also be Capitalized b/c HE too is WORTHY!!!

  • Confused

    This man need help bad if he have done those things to the young men.

  • SirDuke

    Who says this guy is "anointed"? This is a big problem with the Black church ( perhaps all churches). We believe the self aggrandizement that these people perpetuate and start to elevate them to God status. What has his ministry done to help tue poor and needy in the community? Does he need to live that large? Why does he need to treat these young men to lavish trips? Why is he always under suspicion of financial misappropriations? Is this the model that Jesus set?
    Is Long's life what the Word speaks of?

    Ask yourself these questions. The bible does not say we shouldn't judge. Study the full context. It says that first remove the plank from your eye, so you can see clearly to judge someone's behavior. Wake up people! Stop worshiping these men and turn to God!

  • m*****ey

    I SAY THAT THIS COULD BE A BLESSING, BECAUSE NOW HE HAS A CHANCE TO REPEAT AND TO GET IT RIGHT WITH GOD. THATS REALLY THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS.PEOPLE WILL ALWAYS SIT IN JUDGEMENT.WE DON'T MEAN TO, HOWEVER WE AS A PEOPLE ARE IN SHOCK.IT TRULY GOES AGAINST HOW WE ARE BEING TAUGHT THE WORD OF GOD. WE HAVE SOMETHING NATURAL IN US, THAT MAKES US JUDGE. AFTER GIVING SOME THOUGHT TO THE SITUATION, WE OURSELVES REPEAT FOR OUR SWIFT JUDGEMENT. I PRAY FOR THE SITUATION AS A WHOLE. I PRAY FOR THE PASTOR, BECAUSE HIS SOUL IS AT RISK. WE AS A BODY OF BELEIVERS SHOULD BE PRAYING FOR HIS TRUE SALVATION. ITS PRAYING TIME PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Denibat

    I go to a church were we had an famous musician who was doing inappropriate acts on young boys. The members of the church did not believe he was doing these acts and got mad quoting these same kind of scriptures. Leave him alone you do not if this is true letting this kind of thing on for years. Come to find out, He went to another church start doing the same thing and that church acted quickly, now he is in jail doing 23 years. People remember everyone can fall short of God's glory. Just because he is a Bishop does not mean he can not commit these acts. Pray for both parties until the truth comes out, I already been through this...High officer in the church and learned from experiance

  • Christian

    ....I relate better to "quiet teachers" instead of "screaming preachers"......I pray the truth will come out. Yes, he probably is demonized. That says alot about a supposingly strong, honest man of God! The real question is exactly how long has this been going on? This answer will testify to the true character of this person. But let's all keep it 'hush, hush,' and "pray" for the perpetrator and lets just skip over the victims....i.e. just shoot them twice. You know the game.

  • George

    Both Long & the 3 plaintiffs should take lie detector tests & than make the results public, In fact, Long should have done it from the get go, due to the fact that he is supposed to be a man of truth

  • George

    i tweeted the "bishop" not to long ago about taking the test & he has yet to get back with me

  • Ddgreen

    Judges, School Teachers and professors, Govtmt officials, Police, and so on are supposed to be of unsullied character. the Leadership in the Christian church claims to even live by a higher standard, preaches eternal judgement against those who don't, so it is not unreasonable for folks to have a reaction of disgust, disappointment, and anger when they even "APPEAR" to be inpropriety of any kind. we are supposed to follow them as our examples. If you can't lead by example don't lead, step aside...humble out.
    Love God, love truth; Hate lies, and hypocrisy!

  • Hill Family

    We all have our opinions, but we don't have the facts. When the facts are released we don't have to stand in judgement of their sins. What we should do is pray for them, and their families. This is a very difficult time for the church, but most importantly the victims. I wish them all total deliverance in God's speed.
    Frisco, TX

  • missvalz

    t.young to you its not but to me I hold my Black religious leaders to a higher standard and thats just me now do you. I have my reason.

  • George

    they are supposed to held to a much higher standard but when people are caught up in the religous life; the holyperson is always better than the rest until they gets caught. that is the reason they get away with a lot. Don' t forget:-

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Members_of_the_clergy_with_criminal_convictions

  • JESUS IS LORD

    One reason we concerned whether he is innocent or not is because we asked christians put to much faith in man rather than Jesus, it's very well possible that he could've done those things and if do as long as he has breath in his body he can ask for forgiveness and it's done instantly no questions asked that's how good God is; man wants answers, God wants a repentive heart if his church really loves him they will stand by him and move on in the Lord. Only if it's about the Lord; if they put their faith in man then they will divide. (SELAH)

  • http://hiphopwired.com JESUS IS LORD

    Jesus really is Lord even in this unfortunate situation!

  • Mary

    My comment is don't speak of any human being or act as being awesome. There is no one who fits this description but God, our Father who is most deserving of all of our praise. For the sake of Christians in our world, pray for Bishop Long that this truly is not true. As Christians, we have to be the light of the world to help teach others (by word & deeds) to come to Christ.

  • TC Saved

    The Word Of God talks about how even the very elect will be decieved. This is proof that we are truly living in the last days. Please let us also examine our own hearts so that we too can attempt to live a life thats pleasing to God. Please, Please keep this family in much prayer! I know God will get the Glory in this situation!

  • E. Robinsin

    Of course we all fall short of the glory of God and we all have to go through. I am praying for this preacher. Things are not looking good for him. Let's pray and hope that these charges are not true.

  • Strike

    It's hard for me feel sorry for Eddie Long weather the accusations are true or not. He like alot of other preachers still spread hate through the fear and ignorance of other people and hide behind "the word of God" to get there own agenda across.

  • major

    Pray for the imperfect man. May he cleanse his heart and tell the truth, so the young men may prosper and grow. I wish everyone involved wil have a healthy conclusion.

  • minks130

    It does not matter what we say or think, God is in control and he knows the outcome! He is also the Judge!

  • Jessica B.

    This is such a tragic event. I've always liked Bishop Long and thought that he does an excellent job of conveying the word. As sad as this may be, and as much as I wished this hadn't have happened, I do believe that there is some truth to these young men's allegations. However, when these people write "touch not my anointed", listen to them! Be careful what you say about Bishop Eddie Long because though he may have sinned and fallen short of His glory (like we all have and will do), he is still God's anointed. And remember, God is going to hold us accountable for every word that we speak (this is written in the Bible). So even if you think he is guilty, be mindful of how you express yourself. And please, remember to pray for him, his church, these young men, and everyone else invovled in this situation. Y'all be blessed.

  • Patricia Hill

    I really enjoyBishop Eddie Long teaching. I lost my nephew, my son , and my sister within months. Bishop words encouraged me to trust God and he will heal my hurting heart. All I can say is I am praying for Bishop, his Wife and Childrens. Rumors hurts and people can be cruel. Bishop knows God for himself and God knows Bishop. Whatever happens God's Will Be Done. Bishop hold to God's unchanging hand. I have been tried in the fire and God have Mercy and gives us many chances for change. Be strong in God Bishop Long, God Loves and care for you.

  • Deborah

    My Prayers are with the Long family, The Bishop may have done the things that they say hes done, but hes not the person they say he is.We are not the Judge or the Jury,people let the Lord handle this cause he has the final say so.

  • keke45

    Bishop Long knows the truth of the matter. He knows that God knows the truth of it all. It is to him that Bishop must bow to if he is guilty. We all fall short of his glory yet we live under the law of man. He has a right to a fair trial. The end times is here. What is in the dark will come to the light if it is true. If it is true, my prayers go out to the young men. If it is not true, Bishop the trying of your faith and ministry has been tested.God never puts more on you than you can bear.

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    Im a little behind the times. Now I have to search for an update on Bishop. How did I miss this scandel?

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