Eddie Long taking anti-gay views to new cities

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imageLook out, Birmingham. You, too, Denver. Atlanta’s Bishop Eddie Long is outsourcing his megadaddy, muscle t-shirt wearing, gay sex spiritual life to a church near you. And when we say near you, we mean he’s launching an invasion and opening satellite locations for his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. You know, that’s the Lithonia-based megachurch led by the anti-gay Long, who just last month secretly settled four lawsuits against him from young men who alleged Long coerced them into sex and lavished them with trips and other booty. Here’s the kicker: According to one of those lawsuits – from Spencer LeGrande – Long used a satellite church in Charlotte to recruit him, feed him a sleeping pill on a 2005 trip to Kenya and have sex with him. LeGrande alleged in his suit that Long convinced him that “engaging in a sexual relationship was a healthy component of his spiritual life.” Of course, Long pumped his church-goers for cash to fund his megadaddy expansion into Alabama and Colorado. Parishioners were asked to fork over $500 to $1,000 to provide, ahem, seed for his bulging ministry. Long, after all, says it’s the job of a preacher to “bring fresh sperm” to the church, along with the dirty men he so appreciates when he's not asking gay men to look at themselves naked in a mirror and preaching against the "ungodly" same-sex behavior he's alleged to have tasted again and again. Good luck with that, B’town and Denver. Ask Long’s anti-gay parade pal Bernice King how that went for her.


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