What’s Next for New Birth and Bishop Eddie Long? I’ll tell you…
So, Bishop Eddie Long and his four accusers have come to a settlement out of court. How many of us didn’t see that coming? From the onset of this scandal, I think it was understood that the good bishop wouldn’t let this go to trial. Which makes me wonder, what was so damaging, so disturbing, so scandalous that good ol’ Lacefront Eddie would pay $15 MILLION to keep it from becoming public record? HIS GUILT!
Bishop Long got on worldwide television and talked about how he wasn’t the man that was being portrayed in the media. He declared how he would fight this. And to thunderous applause and cheers he SWORE that he was like David facing Goliath, and how he had 5 stones and hadn’t thrown one. I guess those stones were worth $3 million each. The last time I read the story of David and Goliath, David didn’t negotiate with the giant, he killed him and cut his head off. David was a warrior and a king, not a child molesting hypocrite.
But enough about my opinion about this issue. This is what’s going to happen with Eddie Long and New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. It will be business as usual. Since Eddie Long is the head of the organization, and there is NO ONE (like Deacons or Trustees) who can hold him accountable, there are most likely other “spiritual sons” that he will sexually abuse. He will just do better at keeping it on the down low. The church, in true black church fashion, will “forgive him as Christ has forgiven us” and turn a blind eye. Some people will leave, because they now see clearly the pimp that Eddie Long really is. The majority will stay, pray and support their embattled leader because that’s what sheep do. And as for the good bishop, he will proclaim the battle over. He will stand in the pulpit and declare GOD’s powerful hand to deliver. He WILL NOT REPENT or APOLOGIZE for the damage. He will proclaim the victory over this attack of satan, and nobody will speak of it within the walls of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church again.
Maurice Robinson, Jamal Parris, Anthony Flagg, and Spencer LeGrande will go away and live their lives quietly, never to be heard from again. The money they receive is contingent upon their perpetual silence, so their legacy will not be that they fought their abuser and brought him to justice. They will be the boys Eddie Long purchased. Their opportunity to give voice to the countless other little boys going through this same type of abuse is gone. So, Eddie Long will it again and again.
Unfortunately the message sent with this entire ordeal is, the pedophile pimps that the black church call “pastors and bishops” will continue to hurt our children. And as long as there is enough money to purchase their silence, no one will be able to stop it.
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