Bishop Eddie Long may be hoping the publicity around the four young men taking legal action against him will slowly fade, but it doesn’t look like that is going to happen.
Not according to Reuben Armstrong, the controversial talk show host and best selling author in his recent interview. He states that Bishop Long needs to confess to his sins and step down from the pulpit and Armstrong is not alone.
Bishop Long, the pastor of the New Birth Missionary Church in Georgia has been accused of sexual abuse against young boys in his church. He has been accused of “grooming these young boys” for homosexual relationships for his own purposes. Armstrong says that Bishop Long is leading his followers into “the pits of hell.”
Long has been very vocal against homosexuality and his church offers services to basically cure a person from being homosexual.
Video of Reuben Armstrong talking about Bishop Eddie Long’s sexual abuse of the young boys HERE
A rally will take place at the Georgia State Capitol on October 31st which will be asking for Bishop Long’s resignation from his post in the church.
The rally was organized by Bishop Walker and he will be joined by Reuben Armstrong.
Armstrong wrote a book about the sexual abuse of young boys in the church in 2006, “Snakes in the Pulpit,” which remained as a best seller for over a year on Essence Magazine’s best seller list. Long appeared in the book as one of the powerful men of the church having sexual relations with young boys.
In 2006, two youth pastor’s from Bishop Long’s church reached out to Armstrong after they witnessed Long’s sexual abuse of the young boys. Armstrong not only wrote about this in his book, but he also talked about this on his controversial talk show. Armstrong was met with accusations that he was starting rumors.
Now that the four sexual abuse lawsuits have been put in place, people are starting to listen. Reuben Armstrong tells his story to the media.
Bishop Eddie Long is a very popular man, he is a sought after speaker all over the United States. He was due to speak at the First Cathedral Church in Bloomfield, Connecticut last month, but it was suddenly canceled without reasons being offered as to why, according to the Hartford Courant.
Connecticut is also one of the locations that is mentioned in the law suits. Bishop Long allegedly took a trip with one of the young men to Connecticut for a conference and sexual abuse allegedly went on during that trip in the hotel room that he shared with the young boy. This can be seen here on one of the documents as number 41 from the AJC website.
Reference: Interview with Reuben Armstrong, WSBTV.com, AJC, Hartford Courant