9/28 cartoon: Mike Luckovich on Bishop Eddie Long

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Trapped In the Closet: part deaux

September 27th, 2010
7:34 pm

We can add comments now, Mike?? Hmmmm

Trapped In the Closet: part deaux

September 27th, 2010
8:12 pm

Michael

September 27th, 2010
10:55 pm

I hate pastors and religion but like the law. You really should close commenting on this.

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interestedparty

September 28th, 2010
5:34 am

Please Clifford DePass make yourself aware before commenting….Bishop Eddie Long is not being tried in criminal court…this is a civil case….there is no “sentence” only punitive damages to be paid should he be found guilty….

Iknowanidiot

September 28th, 2010
7:04 am

I am STILL waiting on ANY WOMAN , to step up and say “he paid my rent , for a YEAR”, and told me to call him “Daddy”…….ANY WOMAN

Joeblow

September 28th, 2010
7:50 am

If the good pastor did what these you men have said; he for got a few things.
1.) When he took them across state lines, the law changes. Fed offense
2.) If he used church money, this mis-appropriation of funds for a tax exempt structures.
3.) If he using the church money for his get aways, then IRS
He might be better serve to pay the money. You get the government to digging your “affairs” (that was not intended to be a pun) and there no telling what they will find to hit you with.
The sick part of this thing is, if he was doing this thing, then others knew. Eddie does not go any where without his throne of body guards and hangers on. When we went to his church you could not get close to him!

davis

September 28th, 2010
8:34 am

Eddie long may be guilty but don’t put all
Pastors in that category there are some
Pastors living and teaching right. Also
Teaching starts at home if more parents
Step up and teach and protect there children
A lot of this would not be.

MICKEY MOUSE

September 28th, 2010
8:40 am

This is really something… Why is the news not looking more deeply into this.. What are these you men like.. Are they or were they good students. Did they have jobs? These are usually the criteria for young men who are in some type of mentoring program.. Especially if they are receiving gifts and cars and living expences.. If they were not doing these things and still getting benefits then we need to ask why…

WWJD

September 28th, 2010
8:46 am

How to Take a Licking & Keep on Ticking – There was another Black Man who took a licking. He took a licking for you and me. He was lied on, spit on and beaten. The crowd/mop shouted “kill him” and the Roman King crucified him on that old rugged cross. He took a licking. Three days later he “GOT UP” and the devil had to say “he took a licking BUT he is still ticking” today. I hope Pastor Eddie Long remembers the “Greatest Story Ever Told”. Pastor Eddie Long will “GET UP” and continue his faithful service to his Church and community. The young people and elderly need him more today than at anytime. Down here in ATL the deep, deep, deep south the devil is alive and he is spreading his lies all around town (tea party, conservatives, etc.). The ATL suburbs are filled with white people who want to “take back our country” and the white media is looking for any excuse to persecute black people especially black men unfairly. For example, just look at the unemployment numbers for black men in ATL (60%). Pastor Eddie Long GOD has “put you in the midst of your enemies” so they will know that GOD is in charge. Pastor Eddie Long you have to “keep on ticking” because GOD has work for you to do. We all fall short, BUT by the Grace of GOD we have another chance. That’s what I love about our JESUS.

run

September 28th, 2010
9:23 am

WWJD – THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RACE ARE SOME BODY TRING TO TAKE BACK COUNTRY . THIS HAS TO DO WITH EDDIE LONG PREYING UPON TEENAGERS ( CHILDREN) HE IS GAY AS A TWO DOLLAR BILL HE IS GUILTY !

Ron

September 28th, 2010
9:32 am

The whole situation is sad. We have to pray for the young men, as well as Bishop Long. The 25,000 members of New Birth will be severly affected by this tradgedy.

WWJD

September 28th, 2010
9:41 am

RUN – My article is about the “Greatest Story Ever Told” which ALL Christians should be aware of, and the evil that is hurting our Country. The devil is alive and ATL is a battle ground. There is no proof that court filings are true by these 4 individuals. Just like there is no proof these 4 individuals are trying out the latest “get-rich-quick” scheme either . One thing is for sure the court of public opinion is not the place to resolve this matter. The truth.

Lane

September 28th, 2010
9:50 am

@ Ron, well put. I feel the same way-it’s sad for EVERYONE involved either way.

If it’s true, then it’s a tragedy for obvious reasons…a man whom others trusted as a man of God has not only abused his position among God’s people, but also violated God’s laws and what He has entrusted him with. And, the lives of these young men will NEVER be the same. They’re at risk of falling away from their faith because of it; so might others who were/are wavering in their faith in God for whatever reason. Now, they could, along with those who are blinded by Satan into not believing in God at all, very easily say-”See? I told you this church/God stuff is fake, and evil at it’s core, and I want no part of it!”

If the allegations prove false, then you have 4 young men who have plotted against someone falsely, and perpetrated some vicious lies about him, from which he, and they may never recover.

It’s a sad situation on all fronts.

wxh

September 28th, 2010
9:56 am

WWJD, you are so ironically funny saying that Eddie took a licking. Your blind faith is dangerous, and why dredge up your phony racism charge? This issue is solely about potential abuse — of authority and children — by a man in a position of trust, and who has not helped his image by hiding behind legalese.

Sounds like a shakedown to me !

September 28th, 2010
10:02 am

It is interesting that these sexual allegations were made after the men were caught vandalizing and burglarizing New Birth Cathedral. I am sure all four young men are friends and probably inco hoots with this mafia type shakedown against New Birth and Pastor Long. My prayers are with Bishop Long and his family during this challenging time of their life.

No What?!

September 28th, 2010
10:06 am

I’m not letting the accusers or their family or friends off either. In the age of Michael Jackson, and in the age of us teaching our children from the womb about sexual predators, why do they allow themselves to be abused like this. They walk in it with their eyes wide open. Better stay away from those videos glorifying the likes of Diddy and Jayz and the rest wanting to live that champagne life. But look at the price you will pay. Everybody getting it in until they get caught, then all parties cry foul.

Frankly I’m sick of all liars from the prison to the pulpit and everything else in between. And I’m disappointed that this can happen, even after the age of Michael Jackson. It doesn’t have to happen, but as long as people lie and love money more than the consequences they will face engaging in deviant behavior, things will never change.

There never has to be any victims of sexual predators anymore, because innocence is lost. If a child can choose to disobey what he was taught, than he is old enough to suffer the consequences. I mean, after you leave your momma’s house and walk into the predator’s lair, what do you want your mother to do for you after the fact? And the parents, what did they think when their child came home with all this stuff.

Everybody making excuses for bad behavior and bad parenting and it’s getting old.

No What?!

September 28th, 2010
10:08 am

THE KEEPERS OF THE SECRETS OF ALL PARTIES INVOLVED ARE JUST AS GUILTY. PARENTS, CHURCH STAFF, FRIENDS, FAMILY . . . YOU ARE ALL GUILTY AND CONTRIBUTE TO THIS MADNESS.

YOU ARE AS SICK OF YOUR SECRETS, SO GET HELP!!!

jfounta1

September 28th, 2010
10:14 am

let’s just hold our rocks people, let the evidence be revealed then make your remarks, he could be guilty if he is he is so wrong, he could be innocent and they are wrong. dont casr your stones just yet.

WWJD

September 28th, 2010
10:16 am

WXH – My FAITH is unbreakable. I love JESUS with all my heart and soul. REAL CHRISTIANS are not afraid to show their FAITH and will talk about the good news all the time. REAL CHRISTIANS already know how we got the “VICTORY” and we look forward to the second coming of CHRIST. I encourage you to get in a Bible teaching, preachng church so you will not be filled with hatred and rage. In ATL racism, hatred and rage are out-of-control and we need ALL REAL CHRISTIANS to “GET UP” and beat the devil out of the ATL.

Tom

September 28th, 2010
10:32 am

Wow, reading WWJD’s comment was quite the eye opener. First of all, I didn’t realize Jesus was black, but whatever. Eddie Long preys on people like you, who are blindly led by these con artist evangelists. Do you really want your tithes used to buy his boyfriends homes, jewelry, vacations, cars? That’s not a man of God. That’s a man who’s scammed thousands of uneducated, not very bright people to send him their hard-earned money for “God’s” work (aka, private jets, luxury mansions, trips, tacky gold jewelry). How many of these mega ministers do you have to watch rip off people before you finally get a clue that they’re some of the worst criminals out there? Do you think it’s appropriate for Eddie Long to send pics of himself in tight spandex to these boys? The reason he refuses to say he didn’t do these things is because he knows they have evidence to the contrary. Saying, “I’m going to fight these allegations”, is a long way from saying, “I absolutely did not do these things”. If I was being accused of these allegations, I would be screaming from the highest mountain top to look at the evidence. The man is a con artist on the highest level.

Yusef Bloe

September 28th, 2010
10:33 am

Gotta love the South! WWJD’s “takes a licking” comment shows the same hysterical self-unawareness as all the people bragging about going to “tea-bagging” events did last year. That special blend of religious conservatism in an environment of very prominent homosexuality that exists in the South leaves many gays raised in the church unable to recognize their own gayness even when it’s ‘dangling’ right in front of their faces.
I don’t follow Long, but his words against homosexuality seem to condemn the act of rear entry. If that’s his understanding, then all other forms of activity, including ‘taking a licking’ are fair game w/o having to feel guilt. Cognitive dissonance mixed with a healthy dose of self-denial.

WillMc

September 28th, 2010
10:45 am

Awe, the poor, poor victims who participated in gay sex to get a new car and a nice apartment. Of course they are all 100% straight…LOL. And now they want even more money and gifts. It is disgusting.

Ivan Cohen

September 28th, 2010
11:08 am

From unreliable sources, it was revealed unto me that New Birth choir has added another song to their repertoire and rearranged the words. Song goes something like this, “Were you there when they crucified our bishop, were you there when they nailed him in the media, oooh sometimes it’s like a jungle out here and it will be a miracle if we don’t go under. Meanwhile Bishop Long with his CD players whether they are in his car or in his house along with his MP3 player and cell phone ring tone is playing Human Leagues ” I’m only human, of flesh, of blood, a man, h-u-m-a-n, born to make mistakes to get himself through the storm. Someone on the forum has said let’s just hold our rocks and don’t cast your stones just yet. I have news for this someone under no circumstances will any rocks or stones will be held back. They weren’t held back for Richard Nixon. They weren’t held back for Jimmy Swaggart, They weren’t held back for Jim and Tammy Bakker. Let’s get close to home, they weren’t even held back for Earl Paulk. So why should an exception be made for Bishop Long?

Millicent

September 28th, 2010
11:11 am

AJC, why aren’t all of Mike Luckovich’s cartoons open for comments? There have been several that I wanted to comment on and comments were closed. What is the criteria for allowing comments?

Roz

September 28th, 2010
11:32 am

If JESUS came back to day and every one was line up for judgement and he told you every sin that you did from child hood to now would you be innocent or guilty. Sin is sin no matter who did what he with out sin cast the first stone MY PRAYER IS FOR THE PEOPLE THAT’S NOT SAVE THAT THEY WILL TURST GOD AND NOT MAN. GOD IS REAL TRY HIM FOR YOUR SELF ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS TO REPENT AND ASK GOD TO COME INTO YOUR HEART MAKE HIM YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR PLEASE LETS PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY WE NEED PEACE NOT WAR IT DONT MATTER IF WE BLACK, WHITE GOD LOVE ALL OF US AND HE WANT US TO LOVE PLEASE DONT LET THIS KEEP YOU FROM GOD. GOD SO LOVE THE WORLD THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON THAT WHO SO EVER BELIEVE IN HIM SHALL NOT PERISH BUT HAVE EVER LASTING LIFE. PRAY MY BROTHERS AND SISTER PRAY GOD IS THE ANSWER.

Larry McGuire

September 28th, 2010
11:50 am

This whole situation with eddie long , has been taken in the wrong direction from the beginning, part of the public is trying to find a racial slant, and the other part trying to blame the young men. even if he (Long) was a victim of a “get rich quick” scheme does not matter. in that case all should be made liable. But the fact is the acts were commited, crimes against the church were commited. But to me it seems that you can only “Lead” someone as far as that person’s faith will let you. I think Long is a disgrace to the ministry that he supposedly serves, and should be dealt with accordingly.
I have never held a lot of respect for any pastor that reaches a social standing so high that they forgot why they are there to begin with., and then start worshipping the almighty Dollar, and not the almighty God that they should be serving, it’s sad when you can ride in a plush limo, to attend service at a Multi-million dollar church, and see so many people along the way that have nothing at all, and not feel any compassion at all. when you build your church in an exclusive type neighborhood, just so you won’t be bothered by people living on the street.
Regardless if Long is found guilty or not, one day he will be judged on his own for his acts, maybe then he will realize that despite rumors to the contrary, There really is a God.

Davismac

September 28th, 2010
12:04 pm

What cracked me up was watching all the blind a%& idiot “christiian” rats that were applauding and getting all excited over this idiot…! Guilty or not… my Pastor never sent me picture of himself from his hotel suite..!!! WAKE UP YOU BLIND WEAK FOLLOWERS of total CRAP..!

deepthinker

September 28th, 2010
12:10 pm

If these guys were at the age of consent, why do they feel they have been wronged. They are obviously gay themselves by their own testimony, so where is the injustice.

TC

September 28th, 2010
12:14 pm

There is Eddie Longs truth, and the young men truth, and some where in the middle lies the real truth. This case will never go to court it will settle, but unlike Michael Jackson Long and his church will not survive. As for the person comparing Eddie Long to Jesus their is no comparison, not even remotely. Eddie Long will not sacrifice himself, or family for anyone. Eddie Long is, and will always be about him and his big ego.