26 Sep 2010
CNN has said "Long frequently denounces homosexual behavior." Long has ministered “homosexual cure” programs to recruit gays and lesbians for what he called “Sexual Reorientation” conferences and his church offers an ongoing “Out of the Wilderness” ministry to help convert homosexuals into heterosexuals. In 2004, Long led a march with Bernice King to the grave of her father, Martin Luther King, Jr. The march was a protest against same-sex marriage and in support of a national constitutional amendment to protect marriage "between one man and one woman." A 2007 article in the Southern Poverty Law Center's magazine called him "one of the most virulently homophobic black leaders in the religiously based anti-gay movement."
Long was a prominent supporter of George W. Bush's faith-based initiatives. His ministry received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Administration of Children & Families. Rev. Timothy McDonald suggested a link between Long's anti-gay activity and the grant saying "If you look at the black pastors who have come out with the faith-based money, they're the same ones who have come out with campaigns on the gay marriage issue."[17
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The world of American Southern Baptism is being shocked by the news that a fourth young man has accused Bishop Eddie Long of getting down and dirty with them.
The men who filed the suit were 17- and 18-year-old members of the church when they say Long abused his spiritual authority to seduce them with cars, money, clothes, jewelry, international trips and access to celebrities.
Is this the same old story the worst religious bigots who spend their time proclaiming 'god hates gays' are often gay themselves?
If I have said it once I have said it a thousand times, the prophets/messiahs/founders of religions (whatever term you prefer) preached tolerance and did not get their underwear in a twist over sexuality.
Jesus and Mohammed were liberals, no doubt about it. Sad that some of their followers moralise endless about sex.
Hatred of gays is often a sign of insecurity.
Bishop Eddie Long's catch phrase that he was sending out sperm to grow his church is a bizarre feature of this episode of allegations of sex with young men in return for presents including cars.
You can see how he 'spews forth the sperm of God onto the womb of his congregation' here.
The allegations don't involve coercion, under age sex or illegal activity but it is morally wrong to attack LGTBT in the name of religion, depressing when it comes from those who practise same sex sex.
However the allegation of introducing young men to Winnie Mandela in return for blow jobs is frankly quite disturbing.
What next will Christine O'Donnell be revealled to be a masturbator?
As Peter Tatchell points out LGBT rights are human rights, they came for the gays but I was not a gay, etc, its all anti-sex, anti-human and anti-life and in a fundamental way rejects the teaching of religions.
Posted by Derek Wall at 4:07 pm