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*JR*
May 27th, 2011, 07:37 PM
Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 05/27/2011
Bishop Eddie Long settles sexual misconduct suit out of court
By Elizabeth Tenety

Georgia megachurch preacher Bishop Eddie Long has settled out of court with four young men who accused him of sexual misconduct, Long’s spokesman said Thursday. In a statement posted on the Web site of Long’s New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, church officials said, “This decision was made to bring closure to this matter and to allow us to move forward with the plans God has for this ministry.”

“This resolution is the most reasonable road for everyone to travel,” the statement said. BJ Bernstein, attorney for the plaintiffs, was similarly tight-lipped. “The matter has been resolved,” read a statement. “Neither attorney Bernstein nor the plaintiffs themselves will be available for interview on this matter, now or in the future.”

Back in September, the Associated Press reported on allegations that the pastor “abused his spiritual authority to seduce [teenage boys] with cars, money, clothes, jewelry, international trips and access to celebrities.” Later details reported in the Christian Post said that the married father of four “admitted to mentoring the men and sharing rooms with them while on trips, but denied any sexual activity took place.”

Full story (http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/post/bishop-eddie-long-settles-sexual-misconduct-suit-out-of-court/2011/05/27/AGsV6mCH_blog.html)

King Halep
May 27th, 2011, 09:19 PM
Everybody wins! Except the church members who have to pay for all this.

doni1212
May 27th, 2011, 10:34 PM
Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. :o :o :o
Disgusting!