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Thu. Apr 11th, 2024

S19E02: Personal Jesus | Bishop Eddie Long

Atlanta’s Bishop Eddie Long made himself a prominent voice in the fertile world of Prosperity Gospel preachers in the early 2000s. His charismatic preaching style and internationally broadcast sermons grew his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church to more than 25,000 members, and landed Bishop Long behind the wheel of luxury Bentleys and enjoying time aboard private jets. But there was a dark side to it all, including allegations from four teenaged congregants of coerced sexual relationships, as well as evidence of significant financial misdeeds.

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Bishop Eddie Long (PICTURES): Ex-Wife Alleged Abuse in Divorce Papers – CBS News (cbsnews.com)

Bishop Eddie Long Scandal: He Wanted Sex in Church, Says Accuser Jamal Parris – CBS News (cbsnews.com)

Mega-Church Minister Eddie Long Leaves Church, after wife Files for Divorce – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)

Bishop Eddie L. Long, Accused of Sexual Misconduct, Dies at 63 – The New York Times (nytimes.com)

Lessons from the Rev. Eddie Long Scandal: Some Historical Context | HuffPost Religion (huffpost.com)

Bishop Long’s Ex Claimed Abuse in Divorce Papers | Essence (essence.com)

UPDATE: Bishop Eddie Long Accuser Speaks Out | Essence (essence.com)

Questions Have Long Surrounded Accused Minister : NPR (npr.org)

The Bishop Eddie Long I knew | CNN (cnn.com)

Televangelist Long to take time off after divorce filing | CNN (cnn.com)

Bishop Long talks sex from the pulpit – CNN.com (cnn.com)

Vanessa Long calls off divorcing New Birth pastor Bishop Eddie Long (ajc.com)

Eddie Long case officially dismissed (ajc.com)

2005 AJC report: Bishop Eddie Long benefits from his own church’s charity (ajc.com)

Eddie Long accuser Spencer LeGrande finds his voice with new book (ajc.com)

Tell-all novel by Bishop Eddie Long accusers details alleged sex abuse – WSB-TV Channel 2 – Atlanta (wsbtv.com)

Mega-Church Minister Eddie Long Leaves Church, after wife Files for Divorce – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)

Understanding Eddie Long’s divorce (YouTube link)

Vanessa Long speaks out (YouTube link)

Wife of Bishop Long is filing for divorce after all (YouTube link)

The Complicated Legacy of Bishop Eddie Long | Religion & Politics (religionandpolitics.org)

Eddie Long crowned ‘king’; religious leaders aren’t impressed – The Washington Post (washingtonpost.com)

 

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