I Want To Become An Anti-Gay Preacher

Jim Burroway

September 23rd, 2010

Bishop Eddie Long's Estate

Bishop Eddie Long's Estate — Think of all that closet space!

Why not? I get to live in a house like this, drive a Bently, meet the President, and have my pick of all the beautiful boys in my youth group. Plus, I look a whole lot better in a muscle tee.

Emily K

September 23rd, 2010

just like the one jesus was supposed to have lived in.

..wait, that’s not right, is it..

tavdy79

September 23rd, 2010

I have a hope that when we all get to heaven, how beautiful our bodies are will depend on how beautiful our minds were on Earth. That way it doesn’t really matter that down here Bishop Long’s got the body and the house and the money and the contacts – up there he’ll be as ugly as his heart is (quite literally, ugly as sin) and he’ll be stuck that way for all eternity.

Lindoro Almaviva

September 23rd, 2010

I hope this man made the mistake of sending naked pics to one or more of these boys. I want to see how his whole history of bible gay bashing crumbles like feta. Seems like these boys are holding some good evidence.

Mark F.

September 23rd, 2010

Looks more expensive than Vatican City!

David

September 23rd, 2010

here’s the melody: http://www.cyberhymnal.org/htm/l/w/lwantbac.htm

And here are the words:

lord I want to be an anti-gay preacher with a big house, with a big house
lord I want to be an anti-gay preacher
with a big house

with a big house, with a big house,
Lord I want to be an anti-gay preacher with a big house.

lord I want to seduce young men from my church, seduce young men
lord I want to seduce young men from my church

seduce young men, seduce young men,
lord I want to seduce young men from my church

lord I want to drive a Bentley and hate the gays, hate the gays
lord I want to drive a Bentley and hate the gays

and hate the gays, and hate the gays,
lord I want to drive a Bentley and hate the gays.

Not so spiritual, not so new . . .

TampaZeke

September 23rd, 2010

How can ANYONE support a church, a pastor or a ministry where the leader lives like that?

TomTallis

September 23rd, 2010

Proving, as if any further proof were needed, that they’re all in it for the money.

beachewtoy75

September 23rd, 2010

Holy sh!t! This almost rivals Aaron Spelling’s house!

Richard Rush

September 23rd, 2010

Just think about how many pathetic gullible people barely surviving on Social Security and food stamps in subsidised housing have been regularly sending a few dollars a month to help build this house or enrich other religious fraudsters. I’ve personally known a few.

Aspiring con-artists should know that, as long as they avoid sex scandals, the religion racket is the safest path to unearned riches. Just hide behind a religious veneer and count the money.

John in the Bay Area

September 23rd, 2010

It looks more like a posh hotel than a home.

Jim Burroway

September 23rd, 2010

Actually, I think it looks more like a tacky hotel than a posh one.

As houses go though, I bet it has a lot of closet space.

Tone

September 23rd, 2010

I echo Richard Rush’s comment. How many people are giving to his “ministry” who can’t really afford it because Long is such a smooth talker and whips up the emotions of his flock? Do his followers even realize how lavishly he lives? It’s obscene. How much good could all that money have done in his community if it wasn’t being used to hire cleaners for his pool and buying Jet A-1 for his plane? There is so much suffering everywhere how could anyone in a position of public trust be so selfish?

Regan DuCasse

September 23rd, 2010

What’s with Harry Jackson, Eddie Long…and hell, Franklin Stewart, calling themselves ‘Bishop’ when that title hasn’t been bestowed on them by any clerical office?

Anyone know?

Ben in Oakland

September 23rd, 2010

“Give away all that you have and follow me!”

“It easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than it is for a rich man to enter thek ingdom of heaven.”

“Nice art collection, Benny. Lovely palace.”

Jesus! You gotta be kidding!

ZRAinSWVA

September 24th, 2010

That house is obscene. ANY person in his congregation who cannot see the hypocrisy between what the Bible says–and presumably what he preaches–and how he lives is either stupid, unthinking or blind.

AJD

September 24th, 2010

Two punk rock tunes written in the 80s, but just as true today as then:

“Stained glass windows keep the cold outside
While the hypocrites hide inside
With the lies of statues in their minds
Where the Christian religion made them blind
Where they hide
And pray to the God of a bitch spelled backwards is dog
Not for one race, one creed, one world
But for money
Effective
Absurd”
–Public Image Ltd., “Religion”

“You call yourself the Moral Majority
We call ourselves the people in the real world
Trying to rub us out, but we’re going to survive
God must be dead if you’re alive

“You say, ‘God loves you. Come and buy the Good News’
Then you buy the president and swimming pools
If Jesus don’t save ’til we’re lining your pockets
God must be dead if you’re alive”
–Dead Kennedys, “Moral Majority”

Maurice Lacunza

September 24th, 2010

A Statement from Bishop Eddie Long
Lithonia, Georgia – September 23, 2010 (with parenthetic interpretation)

I have been through storms and my faith has always sustained me.( I am human too and fallible so forgive me- if it turns out that I have to admit it.)

I am anxious to respond directly to these false allegations and I will do so. (Those boys got it wrong; we weren’t really married in that covenant pact! False!)

However, my lawyers have counseled patience at this time. But let me be clear; the charges against me and New Birth are false. (Let me be clear: I did not have sex with that boy!)

I have devoted my life to helping others and these false allegations hurt me deeply. (Hey, can’t a guy have one little negative? Look at all my postives!)

But my faith is strong and the truth will emerge. (Well, the truth will emerge but this should delay things a bit.)

All I ask is for your patience as we continue to categorically deny each and every one of these ugly charges. (Ew, this is ugly. Categorically ugly!)

Finally, as I have done for thousands of others over my decades of preaching, I ask for your prayers for me, my family and our church. (I am going to need them after Sunday. And besides you have to love me. See? I loved you, right?)

On Sunday, at New Birth, I will respond to my congregation. (This should buy me some to time to pay them off or spin the spotlight on their character instead mine.)

MR. LONG’S WORDS ARE CAKE. THE PARENTHETIC INSERTS ARE PIE.

BUT BOTH ARE STILL PASTRIES!

Priya Lynn

September 24th, 2010

Eddie said “All I ask is for your patience as we continue to categorically deny each and every one of these ugly charges.”.

What’s the difference between a categorical denial and a regular denial? Is a categorical denial some sort of super duper denial? I’ve heard that phrase a lot over the years and it doesn’t make any sense to me.

Richard Rush

September 24th, 2010

Priya said,

What’s the difference between a categorical denial and a regular denial? Is a categorical denial some sort of super duper denial? I’ve heard that phrase a lot over the years and it doesn’t make any sense to me.

I’ve always wondered the same thing! I hope someone will illuminate the distinction for us.

Maurice Lacunza

September 24th, 2010

It seems superfluous, but after looking it up, I can see why they use the term, “categorical” to preface their position.

Dictionary.Com says: “without exceptions or conditions; absolute; unqualified and unconditional: a categorical denial.”

justsearching

September 25th, 2010

I was expecting that third link to lead to a picture of Jim in a muscle tee. Talk about false advertising.

AJD

September 25th, 2010

I was just reading a NY Times article about the scandal, and this sentence got my attention:

“The accusations center on the LongFellows Youth Academy, an exclusive group of teenage boys handpicked by Bishop Long for spiritual mentoring.”

“LongFellows Youth Academy” is an appropriate name, no?

Ben in Oakland

September 25th, 2010

I kepep referring to him as Mr. short. I wonder why no one things it’s funny.

Steve

September 25th, 2010

While the guilt clearly falls on this so called “holy man” who turns out to be the ultimate in hypocrisy, there is something else to consider. When I look at this house fit for a king I can’t help but wonder what in the world were the congregation members thinking? Did they really think that this “Bishop” was entitled to all this? How dumb do you have to be before you realize that someone is fleecing you? Oh, I forgot. He is a man of God, and God has rewarded him for all his good deeds. That’s right. Sorry to have even asked.

F Young

September 26th, 2010

One picture is worth a thousand words . . .

If only we had photos of the mansions, cars and yaghts of the other preachers, in the USA, but especially in Africa. I wonder how that could be done.

We might need to be satisfied with income and asset statements. Some are available in the USA, but they are not well known.

Of course, for the Prosperity preachers, this type of publicity would validate them, but it might act as a disincentive to their donors.

Jack Giles

September 26th, 2010

The house and the property it sits on belongs to the Church, it is not Eddie’s.
That means it’s tax free, and the whole community, not just the church members are paying to support this “False” Bishop.
Send them a bill for Police and Fire Protection on the church’s 240 acre complex.

It would be icing on the cake if when he is forced to step down from his position that he be forced to live in a smaller domicile so that he has to spend time with the “fish and chips.”

Ray Boltz

September 26th, 2010

Sorry but I think the house that is in the picture really belongs to Eddie Murphy not Eddie Long. Check it out…http://renorealestatelogic.com/?page_id=172

TJ

June 8th, 2011

THATS EDDIE MURPHYS HOUSE

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