ATLANTA: Megachurch Pastor Eddie Long Dies At 63, Was Sued By Four Male Teenagers For Sexual Coercion

USA Today reports:

Bishop Eddie Long, pastor of the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, died Sunday morning. In a statement, the church confirmed Long’s death from cancer-related causes.

“I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”

Long was born May 12, 1953, in Huntersville, N.C. In 1987, he became the pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church which, at the time, had around 300 members. The church’s current membership now totals more than 25,000. In 2010, Long was accused of coercion by four male members of his congregation. The men, now in their 20s, filed separate civil lawsuits.

They each told similar stories of Long approaching them in their early teens, indoctrinating them as spiritual sons and offering them money, cars and trips to exotic locations. When all young men turned 17 or 18, they claimed, their relationships with Bishop Long turned sexual. The lawsuits were eventually settled.

Long regularly railed against homosexuality and LGBT rights in his sermons. In addition to the sex-related lawsuits, in 2013 more than a dozen parishioners sued Long for allegedly luring them into a Ponzi scheme that left than penniless.

  • Paula

    Ohh, I’m gonna’ miss having him around.

    Said nobody eve!

    • Goodboy

      Now now. I’m sure there’s more then few Rent Boys that will sad.

    • perversatile

      ”He was a bastard and I am not going to miss him,” thought Tammy scrounging around in the junk drawer trying to find two AAA batteries
      for her new laser sight…

      • Goodboy

        It sure is a great standard to judge his followers though. No matter how big of a hypocrite they’re shown to be it makes no difference. Just shows you how nutty and out of touch with reality they are.

        • perversatile

          ” It is none of your God damn business if I got Jesus in my heart or not! I don’t come around knocking at your door early on Saturday morning when decent folks are still sleeping asking you if you’ve got shit for brains.” – My Aunt Margaret

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I want to see the death certificate. I saw what he looked like a few weeks ago and cancer was not my first guess.

    • Blake Mason

      Cance can take that sort of toll on a person… but I know what you mean.

    • RGG

      My first thought was OD.

    • Denis

      I wondered what you meant, so I googled. Oh… He also said he wasn’t on any meds and was going to cure himself with vegetables or something…

      • PeterC

        He forgot that it is now winter and vegetables are out of season.
        So sad.

    • I want to see the will

      • JCF

        You’re a horrible person—come sit by me!

  • Captain Jack

    Not enough ‘thoughts and prayers’ to keep him alive?

    • Todd20036

      Not enough fucks to give

      • Goodboy

        Aren’t they one in the same though?

      • Oscarlating Wildely
        • Jerry

          The Bayeux Tapestry is still quite relevant.

          • Kenster999

            Oops, don’t say “eyes” to Harold!

          • ChrisMorley

            The Tapestry is a prescient warning from history.

            Depressed and conquered, the Democrats Anglo-Saxon peasant farmers were forced by the Republicans Normans to slave in their confiscated barren fields of fvcks and the skilled Saxon men and womenfolk, renowned throughout medieval Europe for their Opus Anglicanum needlework, were compelled to embroider this record of their national humiliation.
            On good days they included subversive messages in the tituli and images mocking the dRump.


          • Jerry

            Yes…there was a number of panels mocking the conquerors, which the Normans evidently didn’t understand.

          • ChrisMorley

            Classy informed audience, JMGers.

          • Jerry

            I did read “1066: The Hidden History of the Bayeux Tapestry” a year or so ago.

    • Jean-Marc in Canada
      • I named my cats hope and inspiration – because I am a princess warrior

      • Piece Out Eddie

        And because they’re always with you.

      • B Snow

        Awww, they’re not useless! Look how adorable they are!

    • Paul

      If these guys truly believed thoughts and prayers worked, perhaps if organise a ‘thoughts and prayers that god take Pat Robertson home’, he’ll get so worried that it would actually bring it forward a bit. 😉

  • houstonray

    Here’s hoping 2017 does the opposite of 2016, and takes all the hateful ones..

    • Blake Jordan

      I will totally believe in God if Donnie dies before his coronation…

      • Gigi

        You’ll be left with someone who’s potentially even worse than Trump, Mike Pence.

        • pj

          cant say that enough.

        • bambinoitaliano

          One at a time. Trump is only the false front creating the distraction. Pence or any other repulicunt in his position will do exactly the same. This is not an individual act. it’s a concerting effort by the white supremacists to install fascism in the US and the rest of the world.

        • Smiley456

          Pence – bad polices
          Trump – nuclear war

          • Dawn

            Sadly, yes. At least with Pence, you know exactly what you are getting. Trump could go off the deep end and take us all with him at any given moment.

          • Todd20036

            Cool. Lets play Global Thermonuclear War….

          • Christopher
          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            Maybe they could both eat the Chipotle tortilla bean boat…

        • Jean-Marc in Canada

          Well, lightning has been known to strike twice…

          • Marhtawbuttrey

            Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours and have longer with friends & family! !mj51d:
            On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
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        • Sean Taylor

          Potentially? That’s very kind.

          • Gigi

            I just got back from holiday so I’m feeling magnanimous.

        • Kelly Lape

          The difference is the GOPee Party wouldn’t be able to claim their “mandate” with Pence. They’ll still claim a mandate, but there’ll be more pushback.

    • Dk6

      the one I’m waiting for is Rupert Murdoch-he has caused havoc in Australia, the UK, and now the US, installing these awful governments with policies designed to benefit billionaires only by instilling division & hatred amongst regular people.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Steverino

    Maybe 2017 will turn out to be a better year after all…

  • JTC

    Death, please take out Pat Robertson next.

    • Alan S. Lee

      Franklin Graham maybe? How about someone named Donald Trump or Mike Pence or Kellyann CONway or Roger Stone or even Mitch McConnel or Rudy Giuliani or Jason Chaffetz, oh my, I am getting really greedy, the list is just too long.

    • Dazzer

      And if Death won’t do the job, could friendly aliens take on the job instead, please?

      • JTC

        I’m not picky.

    • Skeptical_Inquirer

      I’m convinced that there’s a cursed antique involved in keeping him alive.

    • vorpal

      I’m half convinced that he’s already dead and that lady who sits next to him on the 700 Club is just a really good ventriloquist.

  • Todd E.


    • Dazzer

      Isn’t the correct term: “Bye Fleece-ia”?

      • vorpal

        In this case, given his victims, “Bye, Fellatio!”

  • Eddie Long is dead…

    Does this count as saying something good about the recently departed?

    • Ben in Oakland

      Ed long, the witch is dead.
      Which old witch?
      The Eddie witch!

      • Fred L Anthony

        that is an insult to true witches when you call long a witch you know

        • Ben in Oakland

          I know. But you are thinking of the modern variety, whereas I am thinking of those who sold their souls to Satan and have sex with goats. So, my apologies to your friends!

    • IamM

      Works for me.

    • Uncle Mark

      How about…”It’s good that he’s biodegradable”

    • ceeenbee

      eddy long is dead — good.

    • Rolf

      “Resting in a better place” – six feet underground.

  • b

    It is sweet to see how the conservative community has rallied around his family! Those Christin conservatives are such nice people!

  • T-Batwoman

    Lolz, I’ve got no sympathy for churchgoers who get fleeced, which is all of them, sometimes it’s just more obvious than others.

  • Davidusca

    He went to that great snake-oil cemetery in the sky. May his forked tongue rest in pieces.

  • Bill #drain that swamp?

    Those gayz always recruiting, even good men of the cloth, senators from Idaho..forcing their long bulging penises into their innocent straight mouths and anuses all the time they’re protesting and yelling “oh Jay!zuz!”…bad gayz! Poor straight men. Somebody ought to nake a law against that.

    • Dazzer

      ‘long’ penises?

      • Bill #drain that swamp?

        Closet cases are always size queens.

        • Dazzer

          Aha. ‘long’ = shrivelled peanut. Gotcha.

          • Bill #drain that swamp?


        • Dazzer

          Aha. ‘long’ = shrivelled peanut. Gotcha.

  • The Return of Traxley

    Guess Karma’s back from holiday break and is starting to check off her list.

    Go, girl.

  • The Return of Traxley
    • The_Wretched

      trump really is utterly pathetic. deplorable.

      • The Return of Traxley

        I think anyone with any human decency should discover “scheduling difficulties” on Friday.

    • PickyPecker

      I’m shocked…..SHOCKED, I tell you!! /s

    • William

      Make Toby Keith go in his place.

    • Todd20036

      You really aren’t shocked at this, are you?

    • thatotherjean

      Why? This just makes Trump look like a petty, spiteful. . .never mind.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    2017 may be brighter than we think

  • Blake Mason

    I will never to wish death on anyone… as I know anyone can die at anytime. I will always believe they death come to those it chooses. Not because they are deserving, but because it was just their time.

  • Blake Jordan


    It seems that the import of Canadian medication “betrayal” by 13 democrats is not what it seems…

    Is Sanders helping Donnie again!!!

    • Lazycrockett

      Sanders is in it for Sanders, there is a reason he has an “I” next to his name and not a “D”.

    • Dramphooey

      Hopefully his followers will take the ideas they like and put them into practice by working to build and move the Democratic Party forward. When you fixate on charismatic personalities you get demagogues. We’ve already got one.

    • Acronym Jim

      I can’t speak to the claim regarding the amendments, but the claim that Sanders has not come out against any Trump appointee is just not true.

      • Do Something Nice

        They hate Sanders so any lie will do. I thought this nonsense would have ended when Clinton won the primary.

        • Acronym Jim

          For about 89% of the people who voted for Sanders in the primaries, it did. They then went on to vote for Hillary in the general. This unsourced, poorly written post with it’s lack of clarity to specifics seems like it’s designed to drive a wedge between the Democrats and Sanders supporters. Bernie Sanders and the establishment Democrats agree on a much greater percentage of issues than not.

    • Do Something Nice

      Nonsense. Corey Booker has taken more then $200k from the pharmaceutical industry.

      But if this story fits your obsession with all things Sanders, go with it.

    • stuckinthewoods

      My own senator Warner voted against it (he’s also a large beneficiary of pharma). In trying to understand his vote I came across this which states it was really a vote against an amendment to the budget reconciliation bill and all done for political show, D vs. R. (Not quite convinced.) But the downside is that it looks bad for Booker (and to me, Warner).

  • DaveDocSC

    Thank You Jesus,
    Can I get an Amen!

  • JWC

    another Religious wick dipper It all came back and bit him in the ass

  • Kim K’s Kute Koochy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Pastor Long only took their pants off to confirm their gender before assigning bathrooms. As why he does it daily, ask the gender bending liberals & chemtrails!

  • abqdan


  • greenmanTN

    It is always such a surprise when a homophobic minister turns out to be gay, said no one, ever.

    • Friday

      I think by ‘gay’ you meant ‘Hypocritical Rapist Oppressor.’

  • DaddyRay

    Thoughts and Prayers

  • BobSF_94117

    I wonder who’s going to take up the grift. Is there someone in the wings already?

    • Stev84

      There always is

    • Dramphooey

      They’ll find another “church” that was formerly a store in some plaza.

    • Wife will write away for a one day course on line!

    • Homo Erectus

      There’s always someone in the wings.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate

    The rapture – it begins!
    Take all them hardline Christers, Lawd, take em now!
    They are more than ready!

    • Earl

      He didn’t float up into the air. It’s not a rapture. Although, I’m sure some of his victims are rapturous right now.

      • Dreaming Vertebrate

        OK, … It might have been more of a rupture.
        Perhaps his spleen or bladder.

        • Bomer

          Rupture, rapture either works for me.

  • Dramphooey

    “I am confident through my belief in God that my husband is now resting in a better place,” said Long’s wife, Vanessa. “Although his transition leaves a void for those of us who loved him dearly, we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.”

    There are times when I strongly believe these people do not actually believe this shit they claim they believe. A god that just forgives anything that I want him to forgive and he hates everything I want to abuse. It’s such a farce. Of course, if your entire life is a lie I guess you would fall in line behind Donald Trump, the god emperor of that sort of behavior.

    • Mike P

      Her biggest grief is mourning the loss of her cash cow.

  • Ben in Oakland

    I’d shed a tear for this hypocrite, but I have to wash my hair.

    • DaddyRay

      I have to clean the litter box

      • Ben in Oakland

        You win the “what’s more important than the death of Eddie long” award for 2017. My concerns don’t even get an honorable mention.

        • DaddyRay

          Maybe they don’t have hair to wash

      • TampaDink

        No doubt, you scooped up a few items that resembled Eddie. Cold, smelly, hard, lifeless….

        • Ben in Oakland

          but thoroughly heterosexual.

          • TampaDink

            Just as much as Ted Haggard is.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Well, he does finally admit to being bisexual. And he admitted that he didn’t change the three times he said he changed. So that has gotta be worth sumpin’.

          • TampaDink

            It provides a perfect example of the inability to successfully pray the gay away.

          • Ben in Oakland

            C’mon. It was very successful…
            until the next beer.

          • TampaDink

            Wasn’t he also doing meth?

          • Ben in Oakland

            That was after the beer.

          • TampaDink

            I see.

    • Goodboy

      Hopefully the no tear formula. You might think you’re losing your mind.

    • Todd20036

      I need to have gastric bypass surgery. I weigh about 140, and want to get down to 100

      • Ben in Oakland

        I’d be happy to go from 183 to 175, where I was before old age began to hit me.

        • RidingTheLine

          If only 8 lbs. was my total reduction goal instead of my next immediate goal, but 8 lbs down equals losing a body volume of a gallon of fat, so it’s not a bad one, no matter where you are, if it’s excess fat. I think a weight of 100 is pushing it too far for most guys, but that would depend on height and muscle mass. And it’s up to the guy in the end, if he can do it.

          • Ben in Oakland

            That last 8 pounds is removable the inverse proportion to how easy it was to get it in the first place. I cannot seem to make it go away unless I get sick and stop eating – both. However, I’m 66 1/2, Way only 15 pounds more than I did in college, and still can run six minute miles despite having a heart condition. So I guess I’m doing OK.

          • RidingTheLine

            Age 62 and I have a lot more than 15 pounds to lose to get back to my college weight, considering that I was a competitive swimmer in college. One of my goals for the spring is to get back into the swim lanes, in Masters swimming, just to help get the extra pounds off. Working out, and watching what I eat helps, but I need to add more cardio, and swimming is my favorite cardio.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Take it from me. If you don’t use it, you will lose it. Or in this case, you won’t lose it. I am in better shape than most men 10-15 years younger, but I’m still 66. None of it is getting any better, but it isn’t getting worse as fast as it is for most.

          • RidingTheLine

            Agreed. I work out daily. For me a “goof off day” is to exercise for about 30 minutes instead of an hour or more.

  • Gigi

    God needed another angel. He’s in a better place, one where he can’t spew anti-gay hate and sexually assault young boys.

    • Dramphooey

      A place where you sexually assault boys and spew anti gay hatred would be his heaven.

      • Mike_in_the_Tundra

        And the Vatican.

    • Lazycrockett

      He went to the Vatican??

  • Iissmart

    He was just being a good christian…

  • Lars Littlefield

    Is there a tea dance scheduled for trampling his grave after they plant him? What’s the signature cocktail?

  • bambinoitaliano

    I suppose someone told him to go suck it and he obliged.

  • Mrs. Councillor Nugent

    Religion is the aphrodisiac of the masses

  • Blake J Butler

    Find it ironc that he died on a Sunday. Would it be inappropriate or fitting to put up a link for “Oh Happy Day” ?

    • Acronym Jim

      That is my favorite clip from that movie. Thanks for posting.

  • Dirty Harry

    Ed, Death don’t have no mercy. Tax man comes. Being 6 feet under is not a tax shelter.

  • Robert Adams

    “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” –Mark 10:21

    “a dozen parishioners sued Long for allegedly luring them into a Ponzi scheme that left than penniless.”

    Poor Bishop Long, just doing God’s work.

  • Talisman

    Maybe 2017 won’t be so bad, after all.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Oscarlating Wildely

    About the dead, say only good things.
    Good. He’s dead.

  • bkmn

    That’s sad…not.

  • Boreal
  • Baltimatt

    “Today it is with great sadness I announce that our bishop has transitioned,” Bishop Christopher C. Smith said.

  • Eddie’s gonna need a huge fire extinguisher where he’s going!

    • Todd20036

      Trump Plaza? Bet that place is not up to code

      • DJ John Bear

        Actually, that place was shuttered back in 2014…

  • ByronK

    “Take it! Take it!! Receive it!!” I bet that’s what he said to all boys…

    • Homo Erectus

      Give and god will bless you.

  • Cuberly

    The circle of life, takin out the garbage.

  • Nic Peterson

    Thoughts and prayers to the family and congregation. It’s the LEAST I can do.

    • Goodboy

      By Prayer you mean you’re praying they wake up to reality?

      • Nic Peterson

        Sure, why not. That prayer has about as much chance to be answered as any other that may be offered up. Maybe I will add in an ask for whirled peas.

        • grada3784

          I always ask for whirled peas. Especially with onions, black pepper and extra virgin olive oil

    • TuuxKabin
    • andrew

      Why didn’t one of those other phony Televangelists pray over him and heal him, in Jesus’ name, as they constantly claim that they can do?

      • Nic Peterson

        They were too busy asking for airplanes and Prada bags, just like Betty Bowers. Duh.

  • Baltimatt

    Lithonia megachurch pastor Bishop Eddie L. Long told his congregation during a service earlier this month [October 2016] that God had healed him.

    “I’ve been on a journey and just recalibrating myself,” Long said in the video, which was posted on YouTube on Oct. 16 by Miz Justice. “And like I said, I had some health issues and God has healed me. The manifestation is coming through and we stand in that.”

    • Friday

      Manifest this, dammit.

  • Bill

    I knew the earth smelled better and felt lighter today.

  • Daveinmpls1

    Change happens one funeral at a time.

  • MonochromeMouse

    WOO! Finally a good famous person death. Go 2017 go!

  • this is how i will always remember him.

    • TampaDink

      That was all kinds of awesome! I hope that she’ll vlog about his demise.

      • Sleeping Dog Rests in Peace

        I suckspsect that we’ll have some of the same problems with Cadilliac Kimberly that we have with Eddie Long. The issue with Eddie Long was NOT that he got fucked in his crusty ass, or that he liked young dick, or that he liked to have his old scaly dick serviced, or that he like male ass. The problem was that he did all this while simultaneously condemning homosexuality and promiscuity, stealing poor people’s money to spend on himself and his boy toys, and conning thousands of peoples by preaching an utterly false theology. The lying, stealing and hypocrisy were the ethical failings of Eddie, not the sex.

        • TampaDink

          I figured as much…even so, it would be amusing to see her go on a riff about Eddie stiff.

    • rusty57

      “I knew before my period got regular that Eddie Long wasn’t shit and it’s about to stop!”

      Lord have mercy, this NEVER gets old!

  • TuuxKabin

    I hope it was painful for him, family and followers.

  • Six Pins Delores

    “In addition to the sex-related lawsuits, in 2013 more than a dozen parishioners sued Long for allegedly luring them into a Ponzi scheme that left than penniless.”


    • Gene

      the man was a grifter…pure and simple

      the only fault I could find in the story about him was the 25 thousand membership. I got drug (could NOT avoid it…matter of honor to fulfill a promise) to his church once. I suspect its not 25k…but, far larger.

      sad….but, true. (I was…awed, by the crowd…awed. and it was but one of the services that day)

      • Six Pins Delores

        There is something to be said for keeping your word although I hope you did not have to give the creep any $

  • Ninja0980

    Let’s hope 2017 continues the trend of only taking evil people.

  • Wynter Marie Starr

    I’d like to say I’m sorry, but I can’t.

  • TKW

    Well, finally some good news!

  • DJ John Bear

    Thoughts and prayers

  • darren lyle

    Was Eddie long?

  • Friday

    As the Christian Right tries to polish the shattered veneer of his ‘righteousness.’

  • Andymac3

    Eddie to go outside

    And in other news, there is one less hypocritical religious faker in the world.

    • Hokum and Poke ‘Em

      Yeah, but as P.T.Barnum observed, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”

  • Robert Conner

    Piss on him. It’s 2017.

  • Perry Bohanon

    thank “whoever” that one more of “god’s ” apostles are dead……

  • How much is his will worth…..You should see Pastor Darryl Scott – attending Trump’s inauguration – he’s wearing a white fur coat and looks like a pimp.
    If you can join the Women’s March on Washington (day after Trump’s inauguration) then do so – please.

  • Oh, sexual coercion … that’s nothing! If you want a real interesting scandal, check out the accusations against Ohio televangelist Ernest Angley:

    “Former church members have accused an Ohio pastor of performing genital “examinations,” encouraging abortions and vasectomies, and even arranging a marriage between a congregant and a convicted child molester, according toThe Akron Beacon Journal.”

  • MBear

    thoughts & prayers

  • Mike Knife

    He is resting in the arms of Jesus;)

    • Circumcised and Supersized

      He is resting with his greasy lips on Jesus’ dick.

  • Friday

    Ay, you, good luck with the excuses without a brain in the way! Seeya later.


    He got off easy.

  • TheManicMechanic

    Huzzah! Few things make me cheer a certain way like the death of some scamvangelist or “megachurch” “pastor.”. Robertson should be next. These people are a cancer on the human race.

  • D. J.

    Finally, an obit I don’t mind reading.
    The fighting over leadership and church funds will be epic!

    • Long Gone

      “Then paraded him around the “sanctuary” in a “Throne” (painted chair)”

      He stole that bit from Mo’Nique. Less’Eddie just became No’Eddie.

  • Kelly Lape

    I believe the only good Republican is a dead Republican… Finally he’s a good Republican. Praise Jebus.

  • Paul David

    Oh there is RIGHT NOW a huge tussle happening over who gets to take over Long’s grifting!

    Think of the money you can extract from those moronic followers!

  • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

    He wouldn’t get into that ‘better place’ as a child molester, let alone that pink ensemble! He’s Hell’s. We’ll put on a rilly big shew for him. (yep, Ed Sullivan is down here too.)

  • Homo Erectus

    Aaaaand another one bites the dust.

  • xzargo

    See ya’ in Hell, Buddy!

  • Fred L Anthony

    “we can celebrate and be happy for him, knowing he’s at peace.” sorry but Long is destined for eternal existence in HELL which is not peaceful at all But please continue lying to your self and you will soon be basking in the warmth right near him lol The ones at peace are all those who he didt screw over both sexually and financially IMO

  • Bared Bear

    I’m sure 72 virgin boys are slowly skewering him on goat Satan’s cock. Don’t be sad… he’s happy. It’s a dry heat.

  • darren lyle

    Was Eddie Long?

  • Oral Robbers

    Confirmed: Anal cancer!

  • SilasMarner

    Well, no great loss on his death. There will be another scam artist-sexual predator in his place.

  • Eric Lewis

    If deaths really come in threes, I nominate Pat Robertson & Bill Donohue

    • Maggie 4NoH8

      What about one Tony “Tonette” Perkins? Peter Sprigg? Scott Lively? Pat is just a doddering old fool, and Bill’s obesity is bound to catch up sooner than later… Jesus will call them soon enough.

  • stanhope

    Well Ms Rev Thing is getting all of that hot hell dick now. Good riddance to bad rubbish. BTW she had AIDS…and i only mention it to wonder how many kids she may have infected.

  • Commentator8

    Another one bites the dust…who fondled young men then preached against gay people…bye Felicia

  • Mike Knife

    He must have been a Catholic priest in his past life.

    • andrew

      Many Catholic priests are closeted homosexuals and a fair number of them have abused adolescent boys, but most are well educated and don’t believe that biblical fundamentalists bull shit and few preach that homophobic stuff from their pulpits. They became priests as a way to escape the demands of trying to live a heterosexual life. The majority of them never abused anybody, except for themselves. Had the Catholic bishops, in an attempt to avoid public scandal, not secretly moved this minority of homosexual abusers from place to place, where they could find new prey, the number of boys who lost their innocence to these closeted criminals would have been far far fewer. The major criminal element in the U.S. Catholic Church is the hierarchy, which acted as a criminal syndicate, protecting their business at the expense of the adolescents and children.

      • Mike Knife

        Wrong again Andrew, most of the pedophile Catholic priest are straight men. It has been proven that straight people make up the majority of the people who are pedophiles. The Catholic Church pushed the idea that the pedophiles were gay men to try and hide the truth and make it look like it was not straight priest but gay priest so they could kill two birds with one stone by blaming pedophile priest on gay priest. The lies of the Catholic church are now destroying them.

        • andrew

          Actually the majority of the offending priest that I have known or know of, and I have known or know of quite a few, who had sex with adolescent boys, were closeted gay men. They were just your run of the mill closeted chicken hawks. The majority of Catholic priests are gay. The majority of those gay priests abuse no one but themselves and most spend years in dedicated service to the Catholic Community, but you are deluding yourself, if you think that most of those priests abusing adolescent boy and children are straight.

          • Mike Knife

            You don’t fool us LGBT people know you work for the Catholic Church to make them look good. You are a shill for the pedophile cult, they rip people off so they must pay you good blood money. We know the truth about straight Catholic pedophiles, nice try drone. By the way what does the Popes ass taste like?

          • andrew

            LOL. I should know better than to attempt a logical discussion with a vulgar moron like you. Like Donald Trump, you believe that your own ignorance is truth. I will try to remember your name, so that I don’t waste my time again.

          • Mike Knife

            Go back to your greedy child raping Catholic cult. Sicko

    • andrew

      “Pastor” Eddie Long was a closeted homosexual preying on young men in his congregation. There are such mutants in our gay community. We should not try to cover up their crimes because we may think that it reflects on the behaviors of the majority in our gay family. It doesn’t.

  • karmanot

    Yawn….NEXT! zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  • I don’t mourn the passing of homophobes, closeted or otherwise.

  • Long before the scandal broke out, Eddie Long was infamous for having the “most manly church website on the internet.” It’s long gone, but the intro (flash required) can still be seen, and is a thing to behold:

    • TampaDink

      That is a hot mess. I LOL’d at “First Lady”.

  • sfmike64

    To quote Miss Bette Davis (Of Human Bondage, 1934): “Good riddance to bad rubbish.”

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  • Maggie 4NoH8

    It was his CONSCIENCE that killed him…

    And judge, I feel a song comin’ on…

    “… oh the fox went out one stormy night…”