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By Boyce Watkins Ph.D.

I am not one to presume that the Bishop Eddie Long was guilty of harming any of the young men in his care over the past several years.

But I am also not one to look past the fact that many young men are accusing Long of wrong-doing.  We also must notice that although Bishop Long said he was going to fight against the allegations, he never came out and said “I’m innocent.”

We know for a fact that sexual abuse occurs all throughout our society.  We’ve had scores of church leaders, politicians, teachers and scout masters admit to abuse in the past.

Someone’s child is likely being abused right this second.  The psychological damage lasts a lifetime, and once it’s happened, the effects are irreversible.

According to the United States Department of Justice, 67 percent of sexual abuse victims are under the age of 18.  We know for a fact that sexual abuse occurs all throughout our society.

We’ve had scores of church leaders, politicians, teachers and scout masters admit to abuse in the past.  Someone’s child is likely being abused right this second.

The psychological damage lasts a lifetime, and once it’s happened, the effects are irreversible.

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