The above video of CNN’s Don Lemon interviewing three young people whom are New Birth members under Bishop Eddie Long as well as former New Birth member and minister of music Grammy Award winner and producer Kevin Bond.
The buzz about this interview was focused more on Lemon admitting he was confronted with a pedophile at a young age which is very commendable of him to share with these young people and the world. One thing we think is very important to note is the reactions and responses of the three young people who didn’t always know how to answer the questions Lemon presented to them.
Well, well… here’s more folks speaking out about the accused Bishop Long and one of his accusers being a former neighbor. Looks like it will never stop. A reporter at WSBTV.com interviewed a neighbor of accuser Anthony Flagg whom live at nearby New Birth Missionary Church and he, Felix Crawford was shouted by the news.
That’s right they were able to interview Anthony Flagg’s former neighbor Crawford who says he believes the young men’s stories. He’s not just siding with the young man because he knew him- it was the story that broke that answered questions he had about Anthony Flagg’s lavish lifestyle.
Yes, indeed. All of Bishop Eddie Long’s indiscretions, sexual escapades and prey on young men is NOW coming to surface… one by one! It will be VERY difficult to try and explain the hurt in these young men’s faces away.
Now, the fourth and probably not the last of his accusers are coming out publicly to speak about what relationship they had with their then spiritual father, ‘daddy’ and the man they loved whom he sexually coerced as young boys to young men.
On yesterday, Bev Smith had an interview with Bishop Carlton Pearson and after he was seen on CNN claiming he would be there for Bishop Eddie Long, he admitted on The Bev Smith Show that Bishop Eddie Long and other clergymen are focused of having a lot of money, nice cars and big homes and this is why they are in trouble. He mentioned they love the high profile status and there is a cost to popularity.
Now Bishop Long is getting some support since he has refuted the accusations against him for sexual coercion on four young men that were members of his Longfellow Youth Academy at New Birth.
An ex-NFL Player tells Fox News that Bishop Long was his spiritual father as well but he was never inappropriate with him. Anthony Cannon was an NFL player for the Detroit Lions for nearly three years and said that the bishop encouraged him to achieve his dreams.
V-103, one of Atlanta’s popular radio station had a conversation Fox 5 I-Team senior reporter Dale Russell about the allegations against Bishop Eddie Long and his interview with Jamal Parris that was aired on Fox 5 Atlanta. We posted the interview on our blog here.
Stay tuned for the 2nd part of Dale Russells’ I-Team Investigates with accuser Jamal Parris and the Bishop Long sex scandal case.
Julian Bond says Bishop Eddie Long is a homophobe and he no doubt is saying this, because people who are homophobic are really the ones who indulge in homosexuality and Bishop Eddie Long is one of them. What the majority of the black community does not like to admit is, there are are a lot of buff, muscular and male chauvinist men who are the loudest haters against lesbians and gays that love same-sex partners behind closed doors. These sort of men are very abusive and this is a trait that Bishop Eddie Long has admitted to his congregation several times, he spoke of how he thought about killing his ex-wife. Bishop Eddie Long would often preach sermons against the homosexual community while flaunting his muscle shirts and having men always surrounding him in the pulpit. There is always the sort of wife like Vanessa Long who are just silent sidekicks and enjoy the wealth of their husbands and these are the type of women help men like Bishop Eddie Long cover up his mischievous sexual lusts for young boys.
We were given access of some very interesting photos of Bishop Long and a few of his Longfellow members at the church. The photos are at his Atlanta private church office at New Birth and these photos are credited to HipHopBlog.com. We don’t know what all this shows in the pictures but some intimacy is apparent from one of the young in the bottom two photos. These are not photos of the young men accusing Bishop Long of sexual coercion.